Informing Decisions in a Changing Climate (2009)– National Research Council
Examines the growing need for climate-related decision support–that is, organized efforts to produce, disseminate, and facilitate the use of data and information in order to improve the quality and efficacy of climate-related decisions.
Structured Decision Making – Gregory
This book outlines the creative process of making environmental management decisions using the approach called Structured Decision Making. It is a short introductory guide to this popular form of decision making and is aimed at environmental managers and scientists.
Decision Making in Natural Resource Management: A Structured, Adaptive Approach – Conroy & Peterson
This book is intended for use by natural resource managers and scientists, and students in the fields of natural resource management, ecology, and conservation biology, who are confronted with complex and difficult decision making problems. The book takes readers through the process of developing a structured approach to decision making, by firstly deconstructing decisions into component parts, which are each fully analyzed and then reassembled to form a working decision model.
The science of decisionmaking: Applications for sustainable forest and grassland management in the National Forest System – USFS
In light of current and emerging challenges and the need for science delivery to keep pace with advancements in the disciplines of decision science and risk management, now is a good time to refocus on supporting and enhancing natural resource management decisionmaking. The science of decisionmaking can provide managers with useful concepts and tools to address risks, stressors, and challenges and to achieve desirable outcomes.
This report provides a synthesis of the scientific literature on global SLR at the request of a federal advisory committee charged with developing the next NCA. This report also provides a set of four global mean SLR scenarios to describe future conditions for the purpose of assessing potential vulnerabilities and impacts.
Online Guides & Tools
Beyond the Basics – Inter-institutional
This is a website that guides community planners through a series of nine modules to develop a hazard mitigation plan. The website also includes a suite of tools and best practice examples aimed at helping users create better plans.
The result of a collaborative effort to develop a consistent methodology and to enhance the capacity of states, joint ventures and other partners to formulate conservation design schemes at landscape levels to sustain bird populations and other wildlife in the Eastern United States.
Riparian Restoration Decision Support Tool – Appalachian LCC
Identifies vulnerable stream and riverbanks that lack tree cover and shade in coldwater stream habitats.
Sea Level Rise – Tips for Adaptation Planning – Sarasota Bay Estuary Program & Mote Marine Lab
The focus is on adaptation for the impacts of sea level rise so that critical human systems (such as communities, economies, and culture) and natural systems (including wetlands, coastal ecosystems and ﬁsheries) can continue to function effectively and be resilient in the face of climate change.
The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States – Inter-institutional
Focuses on quantifying and publicizing the economic risks from the impacts of a changing climate.
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit – NOAA and Partners
The Climate Resilience Toolkit provides resources and a framework for understanding and addressing the climate issues that impact people and their communities.
CREAT allows users to evaluate potential impacts of climate change on their utility and to evaluate adaptation options to address these impacts using both traditional risk assessment and scenario-based decision making.