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:6/26/2015)... 26, 2015 ATL Technology, LLC, a top provider ... in single use solutions, headquartered in Springville, Utah ... California corporation with locations in ... Jose, Costa Rica ). This acquisition will ... with ATL Technology,s existing facility in Costa ...
(Date:6/25/2015)... 2015  TAKE Solutions Ltd., a global business technology ... States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its "Method ... Solutions, Clinical Accelerators to reduce the time taken to ... standardization without the accelerators), thus reducing time to market. ... At the heart of the patented Clinical Data Standardization ...
(Date:6/24/2015)... , June 24, 2015  Synaptics Inc. ... human interface solutions, today announced that Sharp has ... provide secure authentication for its latest flagship smartphone ... more than 200 million shipments of its fingerprint ... reinforces Synaptics, strength, scalability and leadership in the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):ATL Technology Announces Acquisition of MedConx, Inc. and Expanded Global Footprint 2TAKE Solutions Awarded Patent By USPTO 2Synaptics Brings Natural ID Technology to Sharp's Newest Flagship Smartphone 2
... Center have identified a variation in a particular gene ... years, scientists have known that the devastating, early-onset form ... about the gene(s) responsible until now. The results are ... Genetics . In a previous study, a region ...
... BioScience includes the following research articles: ... Advancing Understanding. Heather L. Sanders and Sarah ... genes and epigenetic phenomena that regulate the development ... that are becoming available for the study of ...
... complex genetic signature associated with Alzheimer,s disease, the ... the elderly. The research, published by Cell Press ... Journal of Human Genetics , uses a powerful, ... this devastating neurodegenerative disorder. Previous research ...
Cached Biology News:Genetic variation may lead to early cardiovascular disease 2BioScience tip sheet, January 2009 2Scientists make strides toward defining genetic signature of Alzheimer's disease 2
(Date:7/1/2015)... AURORA, Colo. and BANGALORE, India ... a global genomic profiling company that uses next generation ... appointment of Scott A. Storrer as chief ... and CEO, he will be responsible for all strategy, ... Vijay Chandru , who has served as Strand,s chairman ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... InferMed , s ... will augment Elsevier ... olutions suite   Elsevier , a world-leading ... announced today the acquisition of  InferMed , a ... InferMed,s Arezzo technology supports clinicians in choosing the most ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Students and faculty from Beijing City University ... “Integrative Biotechnology,” an applied biotechnology course team-taught by faculty members from both institutions. ... from both universities and is taught on both continents. , “Our alliance with ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... , June 30, 2015  Today, Americord Registry, one of ... Andrew Horne , a partner at Kirkland & Ellis ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150630/226958LOGO   "We ... Advisory Board," says Martin Smithmyer , CEO of Americord. ... legal career that will assist Americord,s growth and vision." ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Strand Life Sciences Names Scott A. Storrer CEO as Company Continues Global Expansion with Focus on Precision Medicine Product 2Strand Life Sciences Names Scott A. Storrer CEO as Company Continues Global Expansion with Focus on Precision Medicine Product 3Elsevier Acquires InferMed, Provider of Clinical Decision Support Technology 2Elsevier Acquires InferMed, Provider of Clinical Decision Support Technology 3Elsevier Acquires InferMed, Provider of Clinical Decision Support Technology 4Rivier University and Beijing City University Academic and Cultural Exchanges Begin 2Americord Registry Announces Andrew Horne as Advisory Board Member 2
... Ltd. (Amex:,SVA), a vaccine-focused biotech company in China, ... two upcoming investor conferences, including the,Oppenheimer 19th Annual ... Suisse Asian Healthcare Conference in Beijing, China., ... to present on,Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 3:20 ...
... 29 Osteotech, Inc.,(Nasdaq: OSTE ), a ... for,regenerative healing, announced today that it has received ... Administration ("FDA") for its next,generation grafting material. Osteotech ... graft substitute, and as a bone void filler, ...
... Oct. 29 Genomic Health,Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX ) ... and webcast on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 4:30 ... results. The call and webcast,will follow the release of ... Call Details, To access the live conference call ...
Cached Biology Technology:Sinovac to Participate in Two Upcoming Investor Conferences 2Osteotech Receives FDA Clearance for its Next Generation Grafting Material 2Genomic Health to Announce Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Host Conference Call on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 2
UGT1A6 (D-20)...
...
... The T2-02 diaphragm pump features T Squareds ... achieves remarkable performance and efficiency. With the ... range, T2-02 is ideal for use in ... ultra-compact size, long life, and high efficiency. ...
Normal Hamster Serum...
Biology Products: