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.

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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

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

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

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

Using Remotely-Sensed Data and Light-Level Geolocator Technology to Inform Off-Post Landscape-Scale Conservation Planning for a Migratory Species

Project Information
Project ID: RC18-1358
Principal Investigator: Ashley Long, Louisiana State University
SERDP Apr 2018

Engaging a Crowd-Sourced eDNA Database to Enhance DoD-Relevant Conservation Goals

Project Information
Project ID: RC18-1348
Principal Investigator: Michael Schwartz, U.S. Department of Agriculture
SERDP Apr 2018

Climate-Driven Landscape Disturbance Assessment

Project Information
Project ID: RC18-1346
Principal Investigator: Adam Atchley, Los Alamos National Laboratory
SERDP Apr 2018

Forecasting Dryland Ecosystem Vulnerability to Change: A Cross-System Assessment of Vegetation and Process Responses to Disturbance and Climate Variability on DoD Lands

Project Information
Project ID: RC18-1322
Principal Investigator: Scott Ferrenberg, U.S. Geological Survey
SERDP Apr 2018

The Impacts of Land Use and Climate Change on Mojave Desert Tortoise Gene Flow Dynamics and Corridor Functionality

Project Information
Project ID: RC18-1207
Principal Investigator: Jill Heaton, University of Nevada, Reno
SERDP Apr 2018

FY 2017 New Start Project Selections

FY 2018 New Start Project Selections for the Environmental Solicitation – SERDP; ESTCP

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