Designing Sustainable Landscapes – The Biodiversity and Spatial Information Center
The goal of this collaborative effort was to develop a framework for assessing the potential of different conservation design schemes to sustain wildlife populations in the Southeastern U.S. by providing states, joint ventures and other partners metrics for quantifying the potential impact of their management decisions.
National Climate Assessment – NCA
The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) collected, integrated, and assessed observations and research from around the country, helping to show what is actually happening and what it means for peoples’ lives, livelihoods, and future.
Climate of the Southeast United States: Variability, Change, Impacts and Vulnerability – NCA
A comprehensive review of the latest scientific findings on the climate of the Southeast and how climate affects people and natural ecosystems of the region. This is the technical report for the SE Chapter in the 2014 National Climate Assessment.
Indigenous Peoples, Land, and Resources – NCA
Indigenous communities across the U.S. share unique historical and cultural relationships with tribal or ancestral lands, significantly shaping their identities and adaptive opportunities. This is a section from the 2014 National Climate Assessment that discusses the impacts of climate change on Native communities.
Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis – IPCC WG1
The Working Group I contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth assessment Report (AR5) considers new evidence of climate change based on many independent scientific analyses from observations of the climate system, paleoclimate archives, theoretical studies of climate processes and simulations using climate models.
Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability – IPCC WG2
The assessment of impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability in the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (WGII AR5) evaluates how patterns of risks and potential benefits are shifting due to climate change. It considers how impacts and risks related to climate change can be reduced and managed through adaptation and mitigation.