The Future of Ecosystems and Extremes: Using Diverse Environmental Data Sets in Support of Regional to Global Earth-System Models and Predictions
This study aims to identify regions where the resiliency to withstand extreme weather and climate events is at risk, and therefore degrade the regions' ability to resist any changes. This will aid stakeholders and decision-makers as they prepare for and adapt to environmental change. By employing a variety of models, including MIT's Integrated System Model (IGSM), we will evaluate how a set of environmental stresses affects specific regions. This work will also develop a heuristic model to serve as more efficient and powerful predictive tool to help guide adaptation strategies.
Funding Source: National Science Foundation, MacroSystems Biology Program
Principal Investigator: Adam Schlosser, Kyaw Tha Paw U, Benjamin Felzer, Jerry Melillo