Resource Conservation and Resiliency

SERDP and ESTCP’s Resource Conservation and Resiliency program area supports the development of the science, technologies, and methods needed to sustainably manage DoD’s installation infrastructure.

Active Projects List
Project Title Start Date

Understanding Fire Response to Spatial Variations in Vegetation Distribution and Wind Flow

Project Information
Project ID: RC19-1170
Principal Investigator: Dr. Bret Butler, U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
SERDP Jun 2019

3D Fuel Characterization for Evaluating Physics-based Fire Behavior, Fire Effects, and Smoke Models on US Department of Defense Military Lands

Project Information
Project ID: RC19-1064
Principal Investigator: Dr. Roger Ottmar, USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station
SERDP May 2019

Live Fuels: Identification of Key Processes Controlling Ignition and Fuel Consumption

Project Information
Project ID: RC19-1092
Principal Investigator: Dr. David Blunck, Oregon State University
SERDP May 2019

Characterizing Multiscale Feedbacks between Forest Structure, Fire Behavior and Effects: Integrating Measurements and Mechanistic Modeling for Improved Understanding of Pattern and Process

Project Information
Project ID: RC19-1119
Principal Investigator: Dr. Chad Hoffman, Colorado State University
SERDP May 2019

Material Fluxes through Small River Systems on the Alaskan North Slope

Project Information
Project ID: RC19-1382
Principal Investigator: Dr. Shawn Gallaher, United States Naval Academy
SERDP Jan 2019

Hydrologic Risk Forecaster (Hydro RF): Demonstration and Validation of Forecasting Model for Flooding and Infrastructure Risk on Military Lands

Project Information
Project ID: RC19-5082
Principal Investigator: Dr. Daniel Gambill, Engineering Research and Development Center-Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL)
ESTCP Jan 2019

Weather Effects on the Lifecycle of DoD Equipment Replacement (WELDER): A Plug-in for the BUILDER Sustainment Management System

Project Information
Project ID: RC19-5264
Principal Investigator: Dr. Peter Larsen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
ESTCP Jan 2019

Predicting eDNA Transport and Degradation in Flowing Waters: Application of a Conservation Tool using Integrated Experimental, Field, and Modeling Approaches

Project Information
Project ID: RC19-1276
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jennifer Tank, University of Notre Dame
SERDP Jan 2019

Influence of Fuel Heterogeneity and a Novel Fuel Rendering Technique on Fire Spread Predictions

Project Information
Project ID: RC19-1329
Principal Investigator: Dr. Eric Rowell, Tall Timbers Research Station
SERDP Jan 2019

Region-wide Integration of UAS Technology into DOD Natural Resource Management through Demonstration, Coordination, Training, and Outfitting

Project Information
Project ID: RC19-5218
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jean Pan, NAVFAC Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center
ESTCP Jan 2019

Using Engineered DNA to Assess Spatial and Temporal Variation in eDNA as a Measure of the Temporal and Spatial Variation of Biodiversity

Project Information
Project ID: RC19-1004
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jose Andres, Cornell University
SERDP Jan 2019

Detection and Identification of Environmental DNA from Beaked Whales on the Navy’s Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC) Range Using Droplet Digital PCR

Project Information
Project ID: RC19-1038
Principal Investigator: Dr. Charles Baker, Oregon State University
SERDP Jan 2019

Assessing Pollinator Communities via Environmental DNA (eDNA) Metacommunity Assay

Project Information
Project ID: RC19-1102
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark Davis, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
SERDP Jan 2019

Physics-Based Modeling of Fire Behavior and Smoke Plume Development, How Much is Enough?

Project Information
Project ID: RC19-1132
Principal Investigator: Mr. William Mell, U.S. Forest Service
SERDP Jan 2019

Scaling up from Individuals to Populations: Integrating Spatial Ecology with Multi-Locus Environmental DNA to Improve Detection and Estimate Population Parameters

Project Information
Project ID: RC19-1131
Principal Investigator: Dr. Caren Goldberg, Washington State University
SERDP Jan 2019

Development of eDNA Tools to Quantify Freshwater Mussel Abundance and Monitor Breeding Activity across Multiple River Systems

Project Information
Project ID: RC19-1156
Principal Investigator: Dr. Katy Klymus, U.S. Geological Survey
SERDP Jan 2019

Impacts on High-Latitude DoD Infrastructure and Operations from Melt Events Driven by Large-Scale Low-Frequency Atmospheric Circulations

Project Information
Project ID: RC18-1658
Principal Investigator: Gina Henderson, United States Naval Academy
SERDP Jun 2018

Assessing Ecosystem Service Benefits from Military Installations

Project Information
Project ID: RC18-1604
Principal Investigator: James Kagan, Oregon State University
SERDP Jun 2018

A Data-Driven Decision Support System to Identify Optimal Land Use Alternatives for Protecting Species of Concern on DoD and Surrounding Lands

Project Information
Project ID: RC18-1034
Principal Investigator: Charles Hawkins, Utah State University
SERDP Jun 2018

Using Unmanned Serial Systems to Model Spatially-Mediated Heterogeneity in 3D Microclimate Landscapes

Project Information
Project ID: RC18-1021
Principal Investigator: Anna Carter, Iowa State University
SERDP May 2018

FY 2019 New Start Project Selections

FY 2019 New Start Project Selections for the Environmental Solicitation – SERDP; ESTCP

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