Accession Number : ADA614134


Title :   Developing Conceptual Models for Assessing Climate Change Impacts to Contaminant Availability in Terrestrial Ecosystems


Descriptive Note : Technical note


Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB


Personal Author(s) : Suedel, Burton C ; Beane, Nathan R ; Britzke, Eric R ; Montgomery, Cheryl R ; Brasfield, Sandra M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a614134.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : The objective of this work was to develop a series of conceptual models (CMs) that illustrate how various aspects of climate change can impact contaminant availability and threatened, endangered, and at-risk species (TER-S) of terrestrial habitats on military installations. The goal was to develop tools that aid installation managers with better managing climate change impacts. The CMs can be used as a framework by military installation natural resource personnel to better delineate impacts of climate change. As a means of furthering this work, a series of workshops was held with contaminant management, terrestrial vegetation dynamics, and soil/hydrology experts to develop the necessary information to fully inform development of the CMs. During these workshops, a series of specific questions were posed to the experts to gather information about climate change, contaminant availability, and TER-S conservation on installations.


Descriptors :   *CLIMATE CHANGE , *CONTAMINANTS , *ECOSYSTEMS , *HABITATS , *MILITARY FACILITIES , ENDANGERED SPECIES , ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT , MODELS


Subject Categories : Ecology
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Environmental Health and Safety


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE