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

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

An Ecohydrological Approach to Managing Intermittent and Ephemeral Streams on Department of Defense Lands in the Southwestern United States

Project Information
Project ID: RC-1727
Principal Investigator: Dr. Lainie Levick, University of Arizona
SERDP Jan 2015

Integrated Climate Change and Threatened Bird Population Modeling to Mitigate Operations Risks on Florida Military Installations

Project Information
Project ID: RC-1699
Principal Investigator: Dr. Igor Linkov, US Army ERDC
SERDP Jan 2013

Effects of Near-Term Sea-Level Rise on Coastal Infrastructure

Project Information
Project ID: RC-1700
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joseph Donoghue, Oklahoma State University
SERDP Mar 2013

Risk Quantification for Sustaining Coastal Military Installation Assets and Mission Capabilities

Project Information
Project ID: RC-1701
Principal Investigator: Ms. Kelly Burks-Copes, USACE - ERDC - EL
SERDP Jun 2014

Shoreline Evolution and Coastal Resiliency at Two Military Installations: Investigating the Potential for and Impacts of Loss of Protecting Barriers

Project Information
Project ID: RC-1702
Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Evans, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
SERDP May 2014

A Methodology for Assessing the Impact of Sea Level Rise on Representative Military Installations in the Southwestern United States

Project Information
Project ID: RC-1703
Principal Investigator: Dr. Bart Chadwick, SPAWAR Systems Center
SERDP Mar 2014

Understanding and Combating the Fire-Enhancing Impact of Non-Native Annuals in Desert Scrub through the Tools of Population and Landscape Ecology

Project Information
Project ID: RC-1721
Principal Investigator: Dr. Claus Holzapfel, Rutgers University Newark
SERDP May 2015

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

Understanding the Role of Typhoons, Fire, and Climate on the Vegetation Dynamics of Tropical Dry Forests: Looking to the Past to Develop Future Management Solutions

Project Information
Project ID: RC-1644
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeffrey Donnelly, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
SERDP Apr 2010

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

Structure and Function of Ephemeral Streams in the Arid and Semiarid Southwest: Implications for Conservation and Management

Project Information
Project ID: RC-1726
Principal Investigator: Dr. Juliet Stromberg, Arizona State University
SERDP Jul 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Impacts of Changing Climate on Pacific Island-Based Defense Installations

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2336
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeffrey Donnelly, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
SERDP Jan 1970

Advancing Best Practices for the Formulation of Localized Sea Level Rise/Coastal Inundation ‘Extremes’ Scenarios for Military Installations in the Pacific Islands

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2335
Principal Investigator: Dr. John Marra, NOAA National Climatic Data Center
SERDP Jul 2015

Defense Coastal / Estuarine Research Program

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

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)