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List of Contributors.
Preface - Vulnerability of Human Health to Climate.
1: Cross-Cutting Threats to Human Health and Healthcare Systems.
2: Extreme Weather Events.
3: Recognizing and Reducing the Threats to Human Health and Environmental Ecosystems from Stratospheric Ozone Depletion.
4: Sea-Level Rise and Health.
5: Impact of Environmental Change on Ecosystem Services and Human Well-being in Africa.
6: Ecosystems, Biodiversity, Climate, and Health.
7: Climate Change Health Effects, Risks & Impacts.
8: What Have We Learned about Climate Variability and Human Health?.
9: Food, Nutrition, and Public Health.
10: Heat-Related Mortality.
11: Climate, Urban Air Pollution, and Respiratory Allergy.
12: Precipitation and Flood Hazards: Health Effects, Risks, and Impacts.
13: HIV/AIDS Disease Burden Complex in South Africa: Impact on Health and Environmental Resources, and Vulnerability to Climate.
14: Occupational Health and Safety Impacts of Climate Conditions.
15: Cold-Related Mortality and Morbidity.
16: Case Studies: Addressing Vulnerabilities and Reducing Risks.
17: Vulnerable States: Pacific Island Countries.
18: Vulnerability and Health: Exploring the Linkages in a Case Study from Southern Africa.
Preface - Vulnerability of Food Resources to Climate.
1: Crop Agriculture.
2: Advances, Vulnerabilities, and Opportunities for Corn: A Perspective from Iowa.
4: Climate Impact Analysis and Adaptations for Sustainable Rice Production System.
5: Understanding the Impacts of Climate on Perennial Crops.
6: Role of Engineering Plants for Abiotic Stresses.
7: Climate Vulnerabilities and Wheat Production.
8: Fishery and Animal Agriculture.
9: International Fisheries and Climate Change.
10: Climate Vulnerabilities of the Poultry Industry.
11: Climate Vulnerabilities of the Swine Industry.
13: Vulnerability of Mediterranean Agricultural Systems to Climate: From Regional to Field Scale Analysis.
14: Freshwater Wetlands: Balancing Food and Water Security with Resilience of Ecological and Social Systems.
15: Agroeconomies Case Studies.
16: Food Security Implications of Climate Variability and Climate Change.
17: Assessing Vulnerabilities and Adaptation Approaches: Useful to Usable Tools.
18: Vulnerability of Indian Agriculture to Climate Change.
19: Response of the Amazon Tropical Forests to Deforestation, Climate, and Extremes, and the Occurrence of Drought and Fire.
20: Blending Local Scale Information for Developing Agricultural Resilience in Ethiopia.
Energy Resources and Policy Under Climate Change Conditions.
Preface - Vulnerability of Energy to Climate.
1: Resources and Resource Availability.
2: Climate and Energy Vulnerability in Coastal Regions: The Case for US Pacific and Northeast Corridor Coastal Regions.
3: Energy Resources and Policy: Vulnerability of Energy Resources and Resource Availability – Fossil Fuels (Oil, Coal, Natural Gas, Oil Shale).
4: Renewable Energy Resources – Onshore/Offshore Wind Energy.
5: Renewable Energy Resources – Ocean Energy: Wind–Wave–Tidal–Sea Currents.
7: Vulnerability of Solar Energy Resources under Climate Variability.
8: Energy Production, Conversion, Transmission & Distribution, Policy, Planning and Mitigation Processes – General Considerations.
9: Energy Production, Conversion, Transmission, and Distribution, Policy, Planning, and Mitigation Process – General Considerations: Infrastructure Vulnerability and Climate.
10: Climate and Energy Production – A Climate Services Perspective.
11: Energy Market Fundamentals.
12: Energy Networks.
13: Renewable Energy and Water Resources.
14: Energy Buildings and Urban Environment.
15: Transportation and Energy.
16: Energy Production, Conversion, Transmission and Distribution, Policy, Planning, and Mitigation Processes – General Considerations: Large Energy Projects, Efficiency, and Vulnerability.
17: Transmission Grid Fundamentals.
Preface - Vulnerability of Ecosystems to Climate.
1: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources.
2: Overview of Ecosystem Functions and Services: Their Importance and Vulnerability.
3: Threats to Ecosystem Services.
4: Impacts of Land-Use Change to Ecosystem Services.
5: Connecting Nitrogen Deposition and Ecosystem Services.
6: Effects of Carbon Dioxide Enrichment on Plants.
7: Invasive Plants and Animal Species: Threats to Ecosystem Services.
8: Does Climate Change Increase the Risk of Disease? Analyzing Published Literature to Detect Climate–Disease Interactions.
9: Extreme Climatic Events.
10: Ecosystem Functions and Services.
11: Ecosystem Services of Energy Exchange and Regulation.
12: Carbon Storage in Terrestrial Ecosystems.
13: Vulnerability of Agroecosystems to Environmental Factors.
14: Vulnerability of Pollination Ecosystem Services.
15: Controls on Provisioning Services and Forest Productivity: Responses and Risk under Changing Environmental Conditions.
16: Social–Ecological Vulnerability of Grassland Ecosystems.
17: Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Ecosystems.
18: The Vulnerability of Biodiversity to Rapid Climate Change.
19: Biodiversity – Marine Food-Web Structure, Stability, and Regime Shifts.
20: Terrestrial Food Webs and Vulnerability of the Structure and Functioning of Ecosystems to Climate.
21: The Vulnerability of Tourism and Recreation to Climate Change.
22: Assessing Cumulative Risks to Ecosystem Function: Expectations and Realities of Environmental Change Interaction Effects.
23: Case Studies: Vulnerability to Cumulative Threats.
24: Desertification of Rangelands.
25: Vulnerability of Coral Reefs.
26: Vulnerability of Estuaries to Climate Change.
27: Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Canadian Arctic.
28: Vulnerability of the Ski Industry.
29: Planning, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies.
30: Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies to Reduce Climate Vulnerabilities and Maintain Ecosystem Services.
Preface - Vulnerability of Water Resources to Climate.
1: General Overview of Water Cycle: Patterns, Utilization & Risk Projections.
2: Emerging Approaches to Hydrological Risk Management in a Changing World.
3: State of the World's Water Resources.
4: Recent Trends in Regional and Global Intense Precipitation Patterns.
5: Orographic Precipitation, Freshwater Resources, and Climate Vulnerabilities in Mountainous Regions.
6: Tropical Montane Cloud Forests.
7: Climate Vulnerabilities and Adaptation of Urban Water Infrastructure Systems.
8: Impacts of Urbanization on Precipitation and Storms: Physical Insights and Vulnerabilities.
9: Analysis of Paleoclimate Records for Understanding the Tropical Hydrologic Cycle in Abrupt Climate Change.
10: The Potential of Precipitation Remote Sensing for Water Resources Vulnerability Assessment in Arid Southwestern United States.
11: Application of Satellite Gravimetry for Water Resource Vulnerability Assessment.
12: Regional Vulnerability of Water Resources.
13: Changing Discharge Patterns of High-Latitude Rivers.
14: The Sustainability of Pacific Northwest Hydropower Generation in the Context of Nonstationarity and Renewable Energy Growth.
15: Water Resources of Mainland China.
16: Recent and Historic Andean Snowpack and Streamflow Variations and Vulnerability to Water Shortages in Central-Western Argentina.
17: Natural Hazards Assessment in Mountainous Terrains of Europe: Landslides and Flash Floods.
18: Flood Inundation Dynamics and Socioeconomic Vulnerability under Environmental Change.
19: Vulnerability Assessments in the Netherlands Using Climate Scenarios.
20: Epitomes of Bottom-Up Hydro-Geo-Climatological Analysis to Face Sea Level Rise in Complex Coastal Ecosystems.
21: West Africa – Water Resources Vulnerability Using a Multidimensional Approach: Case Study of Volta Basin.
22: Assessment of the Vulnerabilities of the Nubian Sandstone Fossil Aquifer, North Africa.
23: Climate Vulnerability on the Water Resources Systems and Potential Adaptation Approaches in East Africa: The Case of Ethiopia.
24: Hydroclimatology and Large-Scale Population Vulnerability to Cholera Outbreaks in the Bengal Delta.
25: Flood Inundation and Crop Damage Mapping: A Method for Modeling the Impact on Rural Income and Migration in Humid Deltas.
26: Adaptation Strategies for Water Resources Management in Bangladesh from Risks of Climate.
27: Water Resources Vulnerability in the Context of Rapid Urbanization of Dhaka City (a South Asian Megacity).