GIS modeling of ecosystem services to evaluate climate-induced change
Track: Climate Change
Authors: Michael Thompson
Coastal ecosystems across the Gulf of Mexico are increasingly susceptible to natural hazards, including sea-level rise. Through our collaborative research we have developed and implemented a series of scenario-based GIS models to analyze the potential impacts of sea-level rise and related hazards on communities and ecosystems. Our analysis framework and spatial models provide managers with science-based tools which allow them to incorporate future scenarios into current management strategies.