Global Change and Local Adaptation

  • Igor Linkov
  • Todd S. Bridges
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Climate Change Challenges

  3. Climate Change Adaptation as a Risk-Based Decision Problem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. S. Muller, R. Muñoz-Carpena, G. Kiker
      Pages 39-65
    3. I. Linkov, M. Bates, D. Loney, M. Sparrevik, T. Bridges
      Pages 133-155
    4. R. J. T. Klein
      Pages 157-168
    5. M. Merad, N. Dechy, F. Marcel
      Pages 193-207
    6. L. Yumagulova
      Pages 209-235
    7. H. Karl, C. Curtin, L. Scarlett, W. Hopkins
      Pages 237-255
  4. National Security Applications and Needs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. E. J. Russo Jr, B. McBride, E. Bennett, H. Björnsson, M. Brklacich, G. Bromberg et al.
      Pages 259-269
    3. T. C. Gallaudet, C. C. St. John
      Pages 293-309
    4. A. Tkachuk, Z. Collier, A. Travleev, V. Levchenko, A. Levchenko, Y. Kazansky et al.
      Pages 311-332
    5. R. C. Lozar, M. D. Hiett, J. D. Westervelt
      Pages 333-371
  5. Coastal Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. G. A. Kiker, R. Muñoz-Carpena, N. Ranger, M. Kiker, I. Linkov
      Pages 375-400
    3. J. C. Dalton, T. A. Brown, R. A. Pietrowsky, K. D. White, J. R. Olsen, J. R. Arnold et al.
      Pages 401-417
    4. A. Salama, J. Willis, M. Srinivasan
      Pages 419-431
    5. M. Convertino, G. A. Kiker, M. L. Chu-Agor, R. Muñoz-Carpena, C. J. Martinez, M. Aiello-Lammens et al.
      Pages 433-464
    6. H. Björnsson, T. Jóhannesson, Á. Snorrason
      Pages 465-475
  6. Inland Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 477-477
    2. J. H. Lambert, A. Troccoli, K. D. White, H. Karl, L. Yumagulova, A. Sterin
      Pages 479-490
    3. B. W. Brooks, T. W. Valenti, B. A. Cook-Lindsay, M. G. Forbes, R. D. Doyle, J. T. Scott et al.
      Pages 491-522
    4. A. Sterin
      Pages 523-532
    5. A. A. Hady
      Pages 547-560
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 597-598

About these proceedings


Rising sea levels and altered weather patterns are expected to significantly alter coastal and inland environments for humans, infrastructure and ecosystems. Potential land-use changes and population increases, coupled with uncertain predictions for sea level rise and storm frequency/intensity represent a significant planning challenge. While efforts to mitigate climate change continue, plans must be made to adapt to the risks that climate change poses to humans, infrastructure, and ecosystems alike. This book addresses integrated environmental assessment and management as part of the nexus of climate change adaptation. Risk analysis has emerged as a useful approach to guide assessment, communication and management of security risks. However, with respect to climate change, an integrated, multi-criteria, multi-hazard, risk-informed decision framework is desirable for evaluating adaptation strategies. The papers in Part 1 summarize societal and political needs for climate change adaptation. Part 2 includes papers summarizing the state of the art in climate change adaptation. Three further parts cover: the process of change in coastal regions, in inland regions, and, finally, the potential challenges to homeland security for national governments. Each of these parts reviews achievements, identifies gaps in current knowledge, and suggests research priorities.


Adaptive management Climate change Environmental management Environmental policy Risk assessment

Editors and affiliations

  • Igor Linkov
    • 1
  • Todd S. Bridges
    • 2
  1. 1.US Army Corps of EngineersConcordUSA
  2. 2.US Army Engin. Research & Developm. Ctr.VicksburgUSA

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