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

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

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

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

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

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

Assessing White-nose Syndrome And Non-Stationary Changes On Bat Populations On And Near DoD Installations In The West

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2633
Principal Investigator: Dr. Sarah Olson, Wildlife Conservation Society
SERDP Jan 1970

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

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

Climate Changes Impacts on Fire Regimes, Plant Invasions, and Tick-Borne Diseases

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2636
Principal Investigator: Dr. Brian Allan, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
SERDP Jan 1970

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

Defense Coastal / Estuarine Research Program

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

Determining the Temporal and Spatial Scales of Nonstationarity in Temperature and Precipitation across the Continental United States for a Given Emissions Scenario

Project Information
Project ID: RC18-1577
Principal Investigator: Daniel Feldman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
SERDP Jan 1970

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

Effects of Climate on Host-pathogen Interactions in Chytridiomycosis

Project Information
Project ID: RC-2638
Principal Investigator: Dr. Corrine Richards-Zawacki, University of Pittsburgh
SERDP Jan 1970

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

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

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

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

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

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)