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Pursuit: Linked socio-environmental responses to destructive wildfire: Are wildfires ‘hot moments’ for transformative adaptation?

 

"Linked socio-environmental responses to destructive wildfire: Are wildfires ‘hot moments’ for transformative adaptation?"

This Pursuit will convene an interdisciplinary team of researchers, in social and natural sciences, and examine national-level data sets to: (1) Assess social response to wildfire and possible adaptation or entrenchment through an inventory of housing change (rebuilding, sales, newdevelopment, land subdivision); (2) Investigate howsocial and ecological settings and impactsinfluence housing

Pursuit: Understanding causal pathways and feedbacks within complex water management systems

 

Understanding causal pathways and feedbacks within complex water management systems

Here we propose that a better understanding of causal pathways and feedbacks within water systems—the causality and feedbacks between hydroclimatic conditions, human and ecosystem needs, and reservoir operations—could lead to more sustainable management outcomes when dynamic, competing needs for water exist.

Pursuit: Social-ecological drivers of change over time in urban woodlands

 

Social-ecological drivers of change over time in urban woodlands

Remnant and regenerating forest patches are hotspots of biodiversity and ecosystem services in urban regions. Social uses and benefits, abrupt forest edges, introduced and invasive species, and urban climate warming combine to create novel ecological conditions and management challenges in urban woodlands. An array of public, private, and non-profit organizations engage in management and stewardship of these urban woodland patches.

Workshop: Socio-environmental systems indicators for climate change adaptation & resilience in the US

 

"Socio-environmental systems indicators for climate change adaptation & resilience in the US"

The goal of this workshop is to advance development of socio-environmental systems indicators of climate change to support adaptation and resilience decisions in the United States. Climate change science has evolved from an initial emphasis on geophysical processes, climatological data, and computer models, into a multi- and inter- disciplinary endeavor to analyze ecological and social impacts.

Pursuit: New Scenarios and Models for Climate Engineering

 

"New Scenarios and Models for Climate Engineering"

Existing climate models consider climate engineering technologies in far too limited a fashion. This project responds to that gap. The project will produce the first set of scenarios and models that integrate both the social and environmental aspects of climate engineering technologies and that, in addition, help policymakers understand potential interactions between climate engineering technologies and existing mitigation efforts.

Graduate Pursuit: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Using Marine Protected Areas to Investigate Potential Socio-Ecological Impacts of Climate Change in Marine Spatial Planning

 

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Using Marine Protected Areas to Investigate Potential Socio-Ecological Impacts of Climate Change in Marine Spatial Planning

Marine  protected  areas  (MPAs)  are  an  important  tool  in  the  context  of  marine  spatial planning  where resources  are  managed  according  to  specific  regulations  that  typically  focus  on conservation and sustainable harvesting.

Pursuit: Food-Energy-Water Interdependencies of the Global Agrarian Transition

 

Food-Energy-Water Interdependencies of the Global Agrarian Transition

The aim of this Pursuit is to assess the relationship between large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs) and the food-energy-water (FEW) nexus considering not only the agricultural elements of this transformation, but also the impacts on land cover, water and energy demand, on ecosystems, and the effects on the socio-economic, cultural and institutional conditions on the affected populations.

Pursuit: The death and life of biodiversity: modeling extinction and resilience on islands

 

The death and life of biodiversity: modeling extinction and resilience on islands

This Pursuit will translate models of extinction dates, overlap between fauna and early human populations, and species distributions, into demographic predictions and structured threat assessments. These estimates will generate comparisons of extinction rates under varying regimes of human use and disturbance and demographic projections under alternative future scenarios.

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