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

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

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

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

Understanding Species Persistence in Complex Landscapes with a Long-Term Metapopulation Study of Rare Flora

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2707
Principal Investigator: Dr. William Hoffmann, North Carolina State University
SERDP Jan 1970

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

Understanding Climatic Controls of Blacklegged Ticks and Lyme Disease: Experiments and Models to Quantify Risk in a Changing Climate

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2637
Principal Investigator: Mr. Richard Ostfeld, Cary Institute of Ecoystem Studies
SERDP Jan 1970

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Improved Understanding of Permafrost Controls on Hydrology in Interior Alaska by Integration of Ground-Based Geophysical Permafrost Characterization and Numerical Modeling

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2111
Principal Investigator: Dr. Michelle Walvoord, U.S. Geological Survey
SERDP May 2015

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

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

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)