Navigation Links
DoD-funded research: Can climate change heat up conflict?
Date:6/21/2013

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland A University of Maryland-led team of policy experts and scientists is seeking to understand how the impacts of climate change could affect civil conflicts. The team will develop new models of the relationship between conflict, socio-economic conditions and climate. They will use these to project future conflict and develop interventions.

The U.S. Department of Defense is funding the research through a new three-year, $1.9 million grant part of its highly selective Minerva program of social science research.

"It's likely that physical and economic disruptions resulting from climate change could heighten tensions in sensitive areas of the world," says lead researcher Elisabeth Gilmore, an assistant professor in the University of Maryland's (UMD) School of Public Policy. "We hope to develop an integrated model to help researchers and policy makers better anticipate civil conflict under a range of climate change scenarios."

For example, Gilmore says that in a region with ongoing conflicts such as sub-Saharan Africa, additional changes in food and water availability, public health crises, and disruptive migration could further destabilize civil order.

The team will use statistical models and case studies to identify the best predictors of climate-related conflict. It will then use this data and a novel simulation method to generate forecasts of conflict over a range of socio-economic and climate change scenarios. Finally, the project will identify a range of military and policy interventions that could reduce the occurrence of civil conflict under climate change.

In addition to Gilmore, the research team includes John Steinbruner, director of UMD's Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM); Halvard Buhaug, research director at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO); Havard Hegre, research professor at PRIO; Katherine Calvin, research scientist at the Joint Global
'/>"/>

Contact: Neil Tickner
ntickner@umd.edu
301-405-4622
University of Maryland
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. MIT research: The power of being heard
2. UC research: Tracking Lake Erie water snake in fight against invasive fish
3. MIT research: Study finds room to store CO2 underground
4. UC research: Saving habitat key to songbirds survival
5. Research: Modern Portfolio Theory optimizes conservation practices
6. Research: Many programs to help diabetics manage their health do work
7. New research: Soluble corn fiber plays important role in gut health and calcium absorption
8. Influenza research: Can dynamic mapping reveal clues about seasonality?
9. Dartmouth research: The clocks are ticking and the climate is changing
10. PTSD research: Distinct gene activity patterns from childhood abuse
11. New Research: Modified Citrus Pectin - A Potent Anti-Cancer Therapy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/22/2014)... the birds and the bees. But that old ... fertilized. The fertilization process for flowering plants is ... male and female reproductive cells. New research from ... Munich, and including Carnegie,s Wolf Frommer, David Ehrhardt, ... signaling process that guides flowering plant fertilization. It ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... -- Nxt-ID, Inc. (OTCQB: NXTD), a biometric authentication company ... that its shares of common stock and the warrants ... proposed underwritten public offering of common stock and warrants ... Market, subject to closing of its proposed underwritten public ... trade under the symbol "NXTD" and "NXTDW," respectively. ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- LiveScan Service ... agreed to a partnership with Gabriel Health Institute, ... fastest growing Certified Nursing Assistant preparatory schools. ...  an exclusive member of Binary,s LiveScan service provider,s ... will improve its service capabilities by widening ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Calcium and reproduction go together 2Nxt-ID Approved for NASDAQ Capital Market Listing 2Nxt-ID Approved for NASDAQ Capital Market Listing 3LiveScan Provider Binary Biometrics Announces Partnership with Preeminent CNA School, Gabriel Health Institute to Expand Services in Orlando Region 2LiveScan Provider Binary Biometrics Announces Partnership with Preeminent CNA School, Gabriel Health Institute to Expand Services in Orlando Region 3
... Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation ... that aims to financially compensate landowners and stewards ... as promoting forest conservation, sustainable forest management and ... and implemented correctly, REDD+ has the potential to ...
... new signaling pathway, which is important for the regulation ... an international team of scientists led by prof Ivan ... studied the involvement of ubiquitin, a universally present signaling ... scientific journal " Nature " the scientists report a ...
... the first ever European-wide retrospective analysis presented today at ... trientine continue to be effective treatments, providing positive survival ... liver transplant. , Wilson disease is a rare genetic ... the body effectively, leading to excess copper build up, ...
Cached Biology News:REDD+, Technical, Socioeconomic and Political Dimensions 2REDD+, Technical, Socioeconomic and Political Dimensions 3A new signaling pathway of the immune system is elucidated 2European-wide study confirms benefits of D-penicillamine and trientine for Wilson disease 2
(Date:8/22/2014)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... Reagents (Cloning, Epigenetics, PCR, Restriction Digestion, Sequencing) Market - ... The global molecular biology enzymes market was ... to grow at a CAGR of 13.74% to reach ... reagents find applications in a large number of fields ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... August 22, 2014 The identification ... organisms can be accelerated by exome sequencing. Built ... technologies, the custom SeqCap EZ Developer system has ... Mr. Watson will additionally present how he achieved ... available human and mouse exome kits. With over ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 DNA vaccine ... progress in its development of JRC-LAMP-vax, an innovative and ... pollen. Phase IC studies began this month in Hawaii, ... hay fever. , The Japanese red cedar releases pollen ... in Japan. Mountain Cedar pollen wreaks similar havoc in ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ... Fertilizer Industryā€¯ is a professional and in-depth ... The report provides basic Seaweed Fertilizer information, ... industry chain structure as well as industry ... analysis, including domestic market as well as ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Molecular Biology Enzymes, Kits, & Reagents (Cloning, Epigenetics, PCR, Restriction Digestion, Sequencing) Market - Forecast to 2018 2Global Molecular Biology Enzymes, Kits, & Reagents (Cloning, Epigenetics, PCR, Restriction Digestion, Sequencing) Market - Forecast to 2018 3Efficient Identification of Protein-Coding Variants in a Model Organism Through Exome Sequencing, New Webinar Hosted by Xtalks 2Relief for Allergy Sufferers Finally in Sight: Immunomic Therapeutics Closes in on Treatment for Hay Fever in Japan, U.S. 2Relief for Allergy Sufferers Finally in Sight: Immunomic Therapeutics Closes in on Treatment for Hay Fever in Japan, U.S. 3Relief for Allergy Sufferers Finally in Sight: Immunomic Therapeutics Closes in on Treatment for Hay Fever in Japan, U.S. 4Internationals Seaweed Fertilizer Industry 2014 Development Trend Analysis in New Research Study at DeepResearchReports.com 2Internationals Seaweed Fertilizer Industry 2014 Development Trend Analysis in New Research Study at DeepResearchReports.com 3
... , , , , , Other important parameters for optimizing electroporation., , , ... Field strength , , Pulse length ... field pulses , Adjustment , ... of DNA/RNA , Influence , of ...
... , , , , , , , Table A , , ... , , <TD , ... <TD align=middle , ... colSpan=2> Heat of Vaporization , <TD align=middle ...
... , , , , , Contents , , , ... 1 , Measuring station and accessories ... 2 , Testing conditions and pipetting conditions , ... Calibrating pipettes and bottletop dispensers , / mode of ...
Cached Biology Technology:Optimizing electroporation parameters 2Optimizing Bchi Rotary Evaporator Applications 2Optimizing Bchi Rotary Evaporator Applications 3Optimizing Bchi Rotary Evaporator Applications 4Optimizing Bchi Rotary Evaporator Applications 5Optimizing Bchi Rotary Evaporator Applications 6Optimizing Bchi Rotary Evaporator Applications 7Optimizing Bchi Rotary Evaporator Applications 8Optimizing Bchi Rotary Evaporator Applications 9Optimizing Bchi Rotary Evaporator Applications 10Optimizing Bchi Rotary Evaporator Applications 11Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 2Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 3Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 4Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 5Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 6Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 7Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 8Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 9Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 10Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 11Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 12Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 13Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 14Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 15Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 16Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 17Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 18Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 19Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 20Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 21Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 22Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 23Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 24Brinkmann/Eppendorf SOP, Standard Operating Procedure for Pipettes 25
GM130 Immunogen: Recombinant purified rat GM130 Family / Subclass 1: Signal Transduction Storage: 4 C...
NATIVE RAT OSTEOCALCIN...
... Specifications(L x W x H): 17 ... 5/16"18.7 lbsCapacity: 12 slidesTime: Programmable 0 - ... denaturation and hybridization steps 40 user programmable ... and Fixed temperature) Rapid temperature ramp-up from ...
Defender against cell death 1...
Biology Products: