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Rigs and Reefs: A Comparison of the Fish Communities at Two Artificial Reefs, a Production Platform, and a Natural Reef in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
Final report comparing the fish populations of two artificial reefs, an operating oil and gas platform, and a natural reef in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Data regarding fish species, density of species, factors effecting biomass, and configuration of reef structures is gathered using visual survey and hydro-acoustics and then statistically analyzed.
USAID 2014 Annual Conference Report
Report of the United States Agency for International Development's expenditures for conferences in excess of $100,000 for the year 2014. This information is presented in a chart format that includes the name of the conference, dates, location, number of attendees, cost, and a description of the conference. This report is in compliance with the Office of Management and Budget's memorandum Promoting Efficient Spending to Support Agency Operations.
2015 Paid Leave Analysis Grants: Prospective Applicant Webinar
This presentation is a webinar to discuss eligibility, application requirements, and evaluation criteria for the paid leave analysis grants.
Gulf of Mexico Offshore Operations Monitoring Experiment
An interim report of the "Gulf of Mexico Offshore Monitoring Experiment (GOOMEX): Phase 1" that analyzes the effects of offshore drilling and its resultant contaminants on the life cycles and composition of resident marine life. Data obtained from soil and tissue samples of marine life both near and far from contaminated areas is used to determine and manage the environmental changes rendered by offshore drilling.
Multi-Scale Economic Methodologies and Scenarios Workshop
Report of a workshop on April 20-21, 2016, organized under the auspices of the Scenarios and Interpretive Science Coordinating Group, U.S. Global Change Research Program, and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Climate Change Impacts in the United States
The report summarizes the science of climate change and the impacts of climate change in the United States, now and in the future.
Analyses of the Effects of Global Change on Human Health and Welfare and Human Systems
This report focuses on the impacts of global climate change, especially impacts on three bread dimensions of the human condition: human health, human settlements, and human welfare.
Arctic Ocean Acidification Assessment: Summary for Policymakers
This document provides an executive summary of the 2013 Arctic Ocean Acidification Assessment. The summary includes an update on the state of ocean acidification in the Arctic and how that acidification is impacting on the Arctic marine environment.
Identification of Arctic Marine Areas of Heightened Ecological and Cultural Significance: Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) IIc
This document reports on the work of the Arctic States to identify Arctic areas of ecological and cultural significance and where possible implement steps to protect these areas from the impacts of marine shipping.
Executive Function: Implications for Education
This report provides a selective overview of recent research on executive function and explores the implications of this research for educational research and practice.
A human Health Perspective on Climate Change: A report Outlining the Research Needs on the Human Health Effects of Climate Change
The Interagency Working Group on Climate Change and Health (iWGCCH) is an ad hoc group formed by participating federal agencies and organizations at the invitation of the National institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following the January 2009 'Workshop on a Research Agenda for Managing the Health Risks of Climate Change, ' sponsored by the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, research, and medicine. This report identifies gaps in knowledge of the consequences for human health of climate change, and suggests research to address them. The content, views, and perspectives presented in this report are solely those of the authors, and do not reflect the official views, policies, or implied endorsement of any of the individual participating federal agencies or organizations.
Socio-Economic Drivers of Change in the Arctic
This report presents an overview of the potential directions of non-climate drivers affecting the Arctic, and explicitly excludes discussion of potential impacts and responses. The report splits these non-climate drivers into two perspectives: global and Arctic.
Efficacy of Schoolwide Programs to promote Social and Character Development and Reduce Problem Behavior in Elementary School Children
Report evaluating seven Social and Character Development (SACD) programs designed to positively impact behavior and academic performance of a cohort of elementary students during their third through fifth grade years (2004-2007). The impact of each program is evaluated both together and separately.
Effects of Preschool Curriculum Programs on School Readiness
This report discusses preschool curricula and the effects of these curricula on children's school readiness.
Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States
This book summarizes the science of climate change and the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. It is an authoritative scientific report written in plain language, with the goal of better informing public and private decision making at all levels.
Scientific Assessment of the Effects of Global Change on the United States
This report not only addresses climate change, but also other change in the global environment, including water resources, oceans, atmospheric chemistry, land productivity, and ecological systems that may alter the capacity of Earth to sustain life.
Policy-makers Summary: Arctic Pollution Issues 2015
This document presents the policy-makers summary of the 2015 AMAP Assessments of Pollution Issues (POPs Trends; Radioactivity in the Arctic; Human Health in the Arctic). More detailed information on the results of the assessments can be found in the related Scientific Assessment Reports.
Snow, Water, Ice, and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA): Climate Change and the Cryosphere
Report presenting the findings of the Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA): Climate Change and the Cryosphere assessment performed by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) in close cooperation with the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), the World Climate Research Programme/Climate and Cryosphere (WCRP/CliC) Project and the International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA).
Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptations and Vulnerability
This report provides a comprehensive assessment of the climate change literature prepared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science
This report presents information that is deemed important for individuals and communities to know and understand about the Earth's climate, impacts of climate change, and approaches to adaptation or mitigation.
Climate Change in the Arctic - A Hot Topic!
Report discussing climate change in the arctic.
Technical Background Report for the Global Mercury Assessment 2013
Report detailing the technical background to the Global Mercury Assessment 2013 - Source, Emissions, Releases, and Environmental Transport (summary for policy-makers), in response to a decision of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The report was developed in collaboration with the Artic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) and constitutes a contribution to the work of AMAP and the Arctic Council.
Trends in Stockholm Convention Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Arctic Air, Human media and Biota
This report summarizes results of the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) (temporal) trend monitoring studies conducted under the auspices of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMP) that are relevant to the Stockholm Convention
Climate Change Impacts on the United States: The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change, Report for the US Global Change Research Program
This report is a national assessment of the potential consequences of climate variability and climate change.
U.S. Climate Action Report 2002
This report provides the third formal national communication under the Framework Convention, as envisioned under Articles 4 and 12 of the Convention. It describes our national circumstances, identify existing and planned policies and measures, indicate future trends in greenhouse gas emissions, outline expected impacts and adaptation measures, and provides information on financial resources, technology transfer research, and systematic observations.
US Climate Variability & Predictability Program Science Plan
This report discusses the strategic scientific plan for the United States Climate Variability & Predictability Program.
Our Changing Planet: The FY 1999 U.S. Global Change Research Program
The purpose of this report, which was prepared under the auspices of the President's National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), is to provide highlights of the Program's recent research and to describe future plans and directions.
Our Changing Planet: The FY 1993 U.S. Global Change Research Program
This report outlines a Presidential Initiative for an accelerated, focused research strategy designed to reduce key scientific uncertainties and to develop more reliable scientific predictions upon which sound national and international policies and responses to global change can be based.
Planning Regional and Sectoral Assessments for the National Climate Assessment
This report is a summary of a workshop on planning regional and sectoral assessments as a part of the 2013 NCA, which was held in Reston, Virginia on November 15-17, 2010.
Report from the National Climate Change Assessment Knowledge Management Workshop
This report discusses a workshop on strategies for knowledge management for the 2013 NCA that was held in Reston, Virginia in September 2010.
Interagency Crosscutting Group on Climate Change and Human Health
This brochure describes the Interagency Crosscutting Group on Climate Change and Human Health (CCHHG), their role, what the group does, and how they engage the community to discuss climate change and its effects on human health.
Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change
This report is the third part of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - climate Change 2013/2014 - and was prepared by its Working Group III. The volume provides a comprehensive and transparent assessment of relevant options for mitigating climate change through limiting or preventing greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, as well as activities that reduce their concentration in the atmosphere.
Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report
This report distills and integrates the findings of the three Working Group contributions to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the most comprehensive assessment of climate change undertaken thus far by the IPCC.
Our Changing Planet: The U.S. Global Change Research Program for Fiscal Year 2017
This report describes the status of the U.S. Global Change Research Program's research activities, provides progress updates, and documents recent accomplishments.
Climate Change Modeling and Downscaling
The National Climate Assessment (NCA) Report Series summarizes regional, sectoral, and process-related workshops and discussions being held as part of the third National Climate Assessment process. This workshop focused on questions, issues, and methodological perspectives regarding the use of mathematical models for the NCA, as well as the complexities that arise when applying data and models to multiple spatial and temporal scales.
Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education
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Abrupt Climate Change: Summary and Findings
This report summary outlines brief answers to four questions about climate change. Will there be an abrupt change in sea level? Will there be an abrupt change in the hydrologic cycle? Will there be an abrupt change in the atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC)? Will there be abrupt change in atmospheric methane?
The Role of Between-Case Effect Size in Conducting, Interpreting, and Summarizing Single-Case Research
The field of education is increasingly committed to adopting evidence-based practices. Although randomized experimental designs provide strong evidence of the causal effects of interventions, they are not always feasible. For example, depending upon the research question, it may be difficult for researchers to find the number of children necessary for such research designs (e.g., to answer questions about impacts for children with low-incidence disabilities). A type of experimental design that is well suited for such low-incidence populations is the single-case design (SCD). These designs involve observations of a single case (e.g., a child or a classroom) over time in the absence and presence of an experimenter-controlled treatment manipulation to determine whether the outcome is systematically related to the treatment. Research using SCD is often omitted from reviews of whether evidence-based practices work because there has not been a common metric to gauge effects as there is in group design research. To address this issue, the National Center for Education Research (NCER) and National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) commissioned a paper by leading experts in methodology and SCD. Authors William Shadish, Larry Hedges, Robert Horner, and Samuel Odom contend that the best way to ensure that SCD research is accessible and informs policy decisions is to use good standardized effect size measures--indices that put results on a scale with the same meaning across studies--for statistical analyses. Included in this paper are the authors' recommendations for how SCD researchers can calculate and report on standardized between-case effect sizes, the way in these effect sizes can be used for various audiences (including policymakers) to interpret findings, and how they can be used across studies to summarize the evidence base for education practices. Chapters 1 and 2 provide an overview of the paper and a detailed definition SCDs, their basic forms, and ...
AMAP Assessment 2015: Methane as an Arctic Climate Forcer
This assessment report presents the results of the 2015 AMAP Assessment of Methane as an Arctic climate forcer. This is the first AMAP assessment dealing with this issues and complements a second assessment of black carbon and tropospheric ozone as Arctic climate forcers.
AMAP Assessment 2015: Black Carbon and Ozone as Arctic Climate Forcers
This assessment report presents the results of the 2015 AMAP Assessment of Black Carbon and Ozone as Arctic climate forcers. This assessment complements a separate 2015 AMAP assessment of methane as an Arctic climate forcer.
Synthesis of IES-Funded Research on Mathematics: 2002-2013
This report synthesizes peer-reviewed publications that were products of IES-funded research project that focused on mathematics teaching and learning from students in kindergarten through high school.
Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States [Brochure]
The report highlighted in this brochure summarizes the science of climate change and the impacts of climate change on the United State, now and in the future.
Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States [Highlights]
This booklet highlights key findings from the Global climate Change Impacts in the United States. a state of knowledge report about the observed and projected consequences of climate change for our nation and people. It is an authoritative scientific report written in plain language, with the goal of better informing public and private decision making at all levels.
Abrupt Climate Change
This is an excerpt of a report series produced by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) aimed at providing current assessments of climate change science to inform public debate, policy, and operational decisions. The document contains a list of team members and authors, a memo to Congress, a table of contents, acknowledgements, recommended citations, a synopsis of the full report, and a preface.
A Compendium of Social-Behavioral Research Funded by NCER and NCSER: 2002-2013
A compendium of more than 245 projects based on the social-behavioral competencies of preschool, K-12, post-secondary and adult students determined through extensive and varied educational research. The projects include instructional interventions, professional development programs, educational technologies and assessments.
A Compendium of Math and Science Research Funded by NCER and NCSER: 2002-2013
A compendium of math and science educational programs that are further subdivided by content area, grade level, outcomes, and emerging college- and career-readiness standards. The development of all programs is based upon research conducted by the National Center for Education Research (NCER) and the National Center for Speical Education Research (NCSER).
Partially Nested Randomized Controlled Trials in Education Research: A Guide to Design and Analysis
A detailed guide showing the process of designing, conducting and analyzing results from Partially Nested Randomized Controlled Trials (PN-RCT) in education research. The guide includes a brief review of Individual-Level Randomized Controlled Trial (I-RCT) and Cluster Randomized Controlled Trials (C-RCT) in comparison with PN-RCT.
Summary for Policy-makers
Report summarizing the policy-relevant findings of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme' 2015 assessments of short-lived climate pollutants (Methane, Black carbon, and Ozone).
Final Implementation Report for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008
This report on the implementation of National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2008, section 904 "Management of the Department of Defense," presents the consensus recommendations of the Department's senior management team on the assignment of duties for the Chief Management Office (CMO), the Deputy Chief Management Office, and the Military Department CMO's, as well as summarizing the Department's inaugural Strategic Management Plan.
Annual Report to the Congressional Defense Committees
2008 Annual Report measuring and updating the accomplishments and priorities of the Department of Defense (DoD) in regards to business transformation and the Military Health System. The report offers extensive documentation of the DoD Business Enterprise Priorities, reporting on milestones, modernization, property accountability, and visibility in regards to personnel, acquisitions, and finances.