Vulnerability and Impact Assessment

SERDP and ESTCP efforts are developing region-specific tools and models to better predict climate change impacts, both to the natural features that protect coastal areas and to the built infrastructure.

Completed Projects List
Project Title Completed

Effects of Climate Change on Plague Exposure Pathways and Resulting Disease Dynamics

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2634
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tonie Rocke, USGS National Wildlife Health Center
SERDP Aug 2020

The Role of Phenology and Phenology Change in the Transmission of Arthropod-Borne Diseases: Implications for Management on Military Lands

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2639
Principal Investigator: Dr. Sharon Bewick, University of Maryland, College Park
SERDP Sep 2019

Research on the Efficacy of Applying a Supply Chain Paradigm and Economic Valuation Tools to Optimize Management Decision-Making and Enable Quantification of DoD Stewardship Value

Project Information
Project ID: RC18-1615
Principal Investigator: Stephen Petron, CH2M HILL, Inc.
SERDP Jul 2019

Integrating Remote Sensing and Field Measurements to Identify Environmental Nonstationarity on Interior Alaska DoD Training Lands

Project Information
Project ID: RC18-1486
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Watts, The Woods Hole Research Center
SERDP Jun 2019

Next-Generation Rainfall IDF Curves for the Virginian Drainage Area of Chesapeake Bay

Project Information
Project ID: RC18-1569
Principal Investigator: Xixi Wang, Old Dominion University
SERDP Jun 2019

Water Resources on Guam: Potential Impacts and Adaptive Response to Climate Change for Department of Defense Installations

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2340
Principal Investigator: Dr. Stephen Gingerich, U.S. Geological Survey
SERDP Feb 2019

Assessing the Impacts of Climate and Land Use/Land Cover Change on Valley Fever Incidence

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2650
Principal Investigator: Dr. Vicken Etyemezian, Desert Research Institute
SERDP Oct 2018

The Impact of Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change on Department of Defense Installations on Atolls in the Pacific Ocean

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2334
Principal Investigator: Dr. Curt Storlazzi, U.S. Geological Survey
SERDP Feb 2018

Defense Coastal / Estuarine Research Program

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2245
Principal Investigator: Ms. Coleen Northeim, Research Triangle Institute
SERDP Jan 2018

Assessing Climate Change Impacts for DoD Installations in the Southwest United States during the Warm Season

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2205
Principal Investigator: Dr. Christopher Castro, University of Arizona
SERDP Jul 2017

Climate Change Impacts to Department of Defense Installations

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2242
Principal Investigator: Dr. Veerabhadra Kotamarthi , Argonne National Laboratory
SERDP Jun 2017

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation on Southwestern DoD Facilities

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2232
Principal Investigator: Dr. Gregg Garfin, University of Arizona
SERDP Feb 2017

High-Frequency Analysis of Stream Chemistry to Establish Elemental Cycling Regimes of High-Latitude Catchments

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2507
Principal Investigator: Dr. Tamara Harms, University of Alaska Fairbanks
SERDP Nov 2016

Addressing the Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Army Alaska with Decision Support Tools Developed through Field Work and Modeling

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2110
Principal Investigator: Dr. Thomas Douglas, U.S. Army ERDC-CRREL
SERDP Aug 2016

Decision Scaling: A Decision Framework for DoD Climate Risk Assessment and Adaptation Planning

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2204
Principal Investigator: Dr. Casey Brown, University of Massachusetts
SERDP Aug 2016

Identifying Indicators of State Change and Forecasting Future Vulnerability in Alaskan Boreal Ecosystems

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2109
Principal Investigator: Dr. Edward Schuur, University of Florida
SERDP Aug 2016

Understanding Data Needs for Vulnerability Assessment and Decision Making to Manage Vulnerability of DoD Installations to Climate Change

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2206
Principal Investigator: Dr. Richard Moss, Battelle, Pacific Northwest Division
SERDP Jul 2016

Integrated Spatial Models of Non-Native Plant Invasion, Fire Risk, and Wildlife Habitat to Support Conservation on Military Lands in the Arid Southwest

Project Information
Project ID: RC-1722
Principal Investigator: Dr. Brett Dickson, Conservation Science Partners
SERDP Jun 2016

Watershed to Local Scale Characteristics and Function of Intermittent and Ephemeral Streams on Military Lands

Project Information
Project ID: RC-1725
Principal Investigator: Dr. David Cooper, Colorado State University
SERDP Jul 2015

Hydroecology of Intermittent and Ephemeral Streams: Will Landscape Connectivity Sustain Aquatic Organisms in a Changing Climate?

Project Information
Project ID: RC-1724
Principal Investigator: Dr. Julian Olden, University of Washington
SERDP Jul 2015

SERDP Report:
Infrastructure Damage/Fragility Models and Data Quality Issues Associated with Department of Defense Climate Vulnerability and Impact Assessment (2015)

SERDP Report:
Assessing Impacts of Climate Change on Coastal Military Installations:
Policy Implications (2013)

NOAA Technical Report:
Global Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States National Climate Assessment (2012)