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
This Pursuit will synthesize the relationships among rates of ecosystem eutrophication arising from human activities, host-pathogen interactions in primary producers, ecosystem processes, and their feedbacks to human health and well-being.
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.
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.
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.
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.