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

Report Date:

2015-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

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 soilhydrology 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Ecology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE