Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystem Services: water, carbon, and biodiversity
SRS is enhancing one of its models that examines the potential impacts of climate change, land use, and population changes on water supplies.�The researchers are building this integrated, water-centered modeling on previous water supply and demand research that resulted in a Water Supply Stress Index (WaSSI) model. Scientists have used the WaSSI model to examine potential impacts of climate, land use, and population changes individually or in combination. Scientists are developing the new model, known as WaSSI-Carbon and Biodiversity, or WaSSI-CB, by literature synthesis of international carbon fluxes network data and regional relationships among climate and ecosystem processes. The new model will be developed and applied in the United States and internationally in Asia and South America.