Climate Change Adaptation

Reports, publications and presentations

Hall, A. 2011. The GHG impacts of burning post-harvest debris piles on Vancouver Island. Presentation at the CONFOR 2011 Conference, Jasper, AB, February 4-5, 2011.
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ESSA Technologies and IISD. 2010. Participatory Scenario Development (PSD) Approaches for Pro-Poor Adaptation: Capacity Development Manual. Discussion Paper 19 prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd. and the International Institute for Sustainable Development.  Report submitted to the World Bank.  78 pp.
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IISD and ESSA Technologies Ltd. 2010. Participatory Scenario Development for Costing Climate Change Adaptation – Climate Visioning. Report of Mission to Vietnam 1 – 5 March 2010, Hanoi. Submitted to the World Bank by The International Institute for Sustainable Development.  Report written by Livia Bizikova (IISD) and Carol Murray (ESSA Technologies Ltd.).

Nelitz, M., K. Wieckowski, M. Porter, K. Bryan, F. Poulsen, and D. Carr. 2010. Evaluating the vulnerability of freshwater fish habitats to climate change and identifying regional adaptation strategies in the Cariboo-Chilcotin. Report prepared for Fraser Salmon and Watersheds Program by ESSA Technologies Ltd.

Bizikova, L., S. Boardley, and S. Mead. 2009. Participatory Scenario Development for Costing Climate Change Adaptation – Climate Visioning SEL: 100018962. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, B.C. and International Institute for Sustainable Development, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Prepared for the World Bank, Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change (EACC) Study. December, 2009. 62 pp + Appendices.

Nelitz, M., M. Porter, K. Bennett, A. Werner, K. Bryan, F. Poulsen, and D. Carr. 2009. Evaluating the vulnerability of freshwater fish habitats to the effects of climate change in the Cariboo- Chilcotin.  Part I: Summary of technical methods. Report prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd. and Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium for Fraser Salmon and Watersheds Program, B.C. Ministry of Environment, and Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council.
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Nelitz, M., M. Porter, K. Bennett, A. Werner, K. Bryan, F. Poulsen, and D. Carr. 2009. Evaluating the vulnerability of freshwater fish habitats to the effects of climate change in the Cariboo- Chilcotin.  Part II: Summary of results. Report prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd. and Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium for Fraser Salmon and Watersheds Program, B.C. Ministry of Environment, and Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council.
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Porter, M. and M. Nelitz. 2009. A future outlook on the effects of climate change on bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) habitats in the Cariboo-Chilcotin. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd. for Fraser Salmon and Watersheds Program, B.C. Ministry of Environment, and Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council.
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Porter, M. and M. Nelitz. 2009. A future outlook on the effects of climate change on Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) habitats in the Cariboo-Chilcotin. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd. for Fraser Salmon and Watersheds Program, B.C. Ministry of Environment, and Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council.
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Nelitz, M. and M. Porter. 2009. A future outlook on the effects of climate change on coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) habitats in the Cariboo-Chilcotin. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd. for Fraser Salmon and Watersheds Program, B.C. Ministry of Environment, and Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council.
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ESSA Technologies Ltd. 2008. Development of a Climate-Driven Forest Vegetation Simulator: the Priest River Experimental Forest 2008 Workshop Results. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., for Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, Idaho and the Forest Management Service Center, USDA Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO. 26 p.
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Nelitz, M.A., R.D. Moore, and E. Parkinson. 2008. Developing a framework to designate ‘Temperature Sensitive Streams’ in the B.C. Interior. Final report prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., University of British Columbia, and B.C. Ministry of Environment for B.C. Forest Science Program, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Vancouver, B.C.

Robinson, D.C.E., S.J. Beukema, and L.A. Greig. 2008. Vegetation models and climate change: workshop results. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., for Western Wildlands Threat Assessment Center, USDA Forest Service, Prineville, OR. 50 pp.
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Boardley, S.  2007. Contributing policy analyst in “Governing Global Climate Change: St. Petersburg Compliance Report for the ‘G8 Plus Five’ Countries”, G8 Research Group, Oxford, UK. June 6, 2007.
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Beukema, S.J.  2007.  Carbon Budget for Forest Products, Final Report. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, B.C. for Natural Resources Canada, Vancouver, BC. 14 pp.

Beukema, S.J., D.C.E. Robinson, and L.A. Greig. 2007. Forests, insects & pathogens and climate change: workshop report. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., for Western Wildlands Threat Assessment Center, USDA Forest Service, Prineville, OR. 39 pp.
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ESSA Technologies Ltd. 2007. Development of a climate-driven Forest Vegetation Simulator: the Priest River Experimental Forest workshop results. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., for Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, ID and the Forest Management Service Center, USDA Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO. 14 pp.
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Hoover, C.M. and S. Rebain. 2007. The Kane Experimental Forest carbon inventory: carbon reporting with FVS. In: Crookston, N.L. and R.N Havis (comps.) Third Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) Conference, February 13-15, 2007; Fort Collins, CO. Proceedings RMRS-P-xx. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. (in press).
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Nelitz, M., C.A.D. Alexander, and K. Wieckowski.  2007.  Helping Pacific Salmon Survive the Impact of Climate Change on Freshwater Habitats: Case Study perspectives from the Okanagan, Quesnel, Nicola, Cowichan, Nass, and Englishman River watersheds.  Final report prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC for Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council, Vancouver, BC.
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Nelitz, M.A., E.A. MacIsaac, and R.M. Peterman. 2007. A science-based approach for identifying temperature-sensitive streams for rainbow trout. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 27: 405-424.
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Nelitz, M., K. Wieckowski, D. Pickard, K. Pawley, and D.R. Marmorek.  2007.  Helping Pacific Salmon Survive the Impact of Climate Change on Freshwater Habitats: Pursuing proactive and reactive adaptation strategies.  Final report prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC for Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council, Vancouver, BC.
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Boardley, S. and R.S. Schulze. 2005. Perceptions by different stakeholders of the vulnerability of water resources in South Africa to climate change.  In: Schulze, R.E. (Ed) Climate Change and Water Resources in Southern Africa:  Studies on Scenarios, Impacts, Vulnerabilities and Adaptation.  Water Research Commission, Pretoria, RSA, WRC Report 1430/1/05.  Chapter 1.

Boardley, S. and R.S. Schulze. 2005.  Policy in regard to potential impacts of climate change on water resources in South Africa: An overview.  In: Schulze, R.E. (Ed) Climate Change and Water Resources in Southern Africa:  Studies on Scenarios, Impacts, Vulnerabilities and Adaptation.  Water Research Commission, Pretoria, RSA, WRC Report 1430/1/05.  Chapter 21.

Boardley, S. and R.S. Schulze. 2005. Why Adopt a Vulnerability Approach?  In: Schulze, R.E. (Ed) Climate Change and Water Resources in Southern Africa:  Studies on Scenarios, Impacts, Vulnerabilities and Adaptation.  Water Research Commission, Pretoria, RSA, WRC Report 1430/1/05.  Chapter 17, 17-1 to 17-4.

Beukema, S.J. 2004. Preliminary Impact Assessment of New Assumptions in the CBM. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC for Climatology & Soil Conservation, Ministry of Forests, Victoria, BC. 13 pp.

Beukema, S.J. 2004. Further analyses of the potential impacts of mountain pine beetle on forest carbon stock changes in British Columbia (2000-2032). Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC for the BC Ministry of Forests, Victoria, BC. 17 pp.

Li, Z., W.A. Kurz, M.J. Apps, and S.J. Beukema. 2003. Belowground biomass dynamics in the Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forest Sector: recent improvements and implications for the estimation of NPP and NEP. Can. J. For. Res. 33:126-136.

Daniel, C.J. , D. Abraham, J. Opadeyi, and APA Inc. 2000. Coastal Resource Information System: System Requirements Report. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd. and Centre for Geospatial Studies, University of the West Indies, in association with Alleyne Planning Associates Inc., Barbados, for the Regional Project Implementation Unit, Caribbean Planning for Adaptation to Climate Change, Barbados, 25 pp.

ESSA Technologies Ltd. and Jacob Opadeyi. 2000. Coastal Resource Information System Training Program. Module 2: Database Design and System Maintenance,  Instructor Manual. For the CPACC Caribbean Planning for Adaptation to Global Climate Change. Component #3: Inventory of Coastal Resources and Uses.

ESSA Technologies Ltd. and Jacob Opadeyi. 2000. Coastal Resource Information System Training Program. Module 2: Database Design and System Maintenance,  Participant Manual. For the CPACC Caribbean Planning for Adaptation to Global Climate Change. Component #3: Inventory of Coastal Resources and Uses.

Apps, M.J., W.A. Kurz, S.J. Beukema, and J.S. Bhatti. 1999. Carbon budget of the Canadian forest product sector. In: Environmental Science & Policy 2:25-41.

ESSA Technologies Ltd. 1999. Design and Implementation of a Computerised Environmental Information System. System Manual. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Richmond Hill, Ontario for Town and Country Planning Division, Ministry of Housing and Settlements, Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 23 pp.

Kurz, W.A. 1999. Assessing options for measurement of verifiable changes in carbon stocks from reforestation, afforestation, and deforestation and other potential forestry activities. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC for National Sinks Issues Table, Environment Canada, Hull, PQ. 42 pp.
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Kurz, W.A. and M.J. Apps. 1999. A 70-year retrospective analysis of carbon fluxes in the Canadian Forest Sector. In: Ecological Applications 9(2) (1999). pp. 526-547.

Robinson, D.C.E., W.A. Kurz, and C. Pinkham. 1999. Estimating the carbon losses from deforestation in Canada. Report prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC for National Climate Change Secretariat, Ottawa, ON, 81 pp.
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Kurz, W.A., S.J. Beukema, and M.J. Apps. 1998. Carbon budget implications of the transition from natural to managed disturbance regimes in forest ecosystems. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 2: 405-421.

Price, D.T., M.J. Apps, and W.A. Kurz. 1998. Past and future carbon dynamics of Canada’s forestry sector. In: G.H. Kohlmaier, M. Weber and R.A. Houghton (eds.) Carbon Dioxide Mitigation in Forestry and Wood Industry. Springer-Verlag. pp. 63-88.

Alexander, C.A.D. 1997. Using decision analysis as a framework for responding to changes in timber supply due to climate change. Unpublished Manuscript.

Greenough, J.A., M.J. Apps, and W.A. Kurz. 1997. Influence of methodology and assumptions on reported national carbon flux inventories: An Illustration from the Canadian Forest Sector. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. 2: 267-283.

Price, D.T., D.H. Halliwell, M.J. Apps, W.A. Kurz, and S.R. Curry. 1997. Comprehensive assessment of carbon stocks and fluxes in a Boreal-Cordilleran forest management unit. Can. J. For. Res. 27: 2005-2016
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Kurz, W.A. and M.J. Apps. 1996. Retrospective assessment of carbon flows in Canadian boreal forests. In: M.J. Apps and D.T. Price (eds). Forest Ecosystems, Forest Management and the Global Carbon Cycle, NATO ASI Series 1: Global Environmental Change. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Vol. 40, pp. 173-182.

Kurz, W.A., M.J. Apps, P.G. Comeau, and J.A. Trofymow. 1996. The Carbon Budget of British Columbia’s Forests, 1920-1989: Preliminary Analysis and Recommendations for Refinements. Canada-British Columbia Partnership Agreement on Forest Resource Development: FRDA II. Joint publication of Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre and B.C. Ministry of Forests, Research Branch, Victoria, BC. FRDA Rept. 261. 62 pp.

Kurz, W.A., S.J. Beukema, and M.J. Apps. 1996. Estimation of Root Biomass and Dynamics for the Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forest Sector. Can. J. For. Res. 26: 1973-1979.

Price, D.T., R.M. Mair, W.A. Kurz, and M.J. Apps. 1996. Effects of forest management, harvesting and wood processing on ecosystem carbon dynamics: a boreal case study. In: M.J. Apps and D.T. Price (eds). “Forest Ecosystems, Forest Management and the Global Carbon Cycle”, NATO ASI Series 1: Global Environmental Change, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Vol. 40, pp. 279-292.

Bernard, D.P., W.A. Kurz, and D.K. Dawson. 1995. Assessment of objective seasonal climate predictions: report of a workshop held at Victoria, BC, 27-29 June, 1995. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC for Canadian Institute for Climate Change, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC. 23 pp.

Kurz, W.A. 1992. Climate change workshop: discussion issues and research questions for forest sector subgroups. Prepared by ESSA Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC.

Kurz, W.A. and C. Trethewey. 1992. The carbon budget of the Canadian forest sector: supporting references. Prepared by ESSA Ltd., Vancouver, BC for Forestry Canada, Northwest Region. 38 pp.

Bunnell, P., I. Young, and S. Abs. 1992. Climate change learning campaign: consultation report. Prepared by ESSA Ltd. Vancouver, BC for Atmospheric Environment Service, Environment Canada. 33 pp. and appendices.

Bunnell, P. and I. Young. 1992. Climate change learning campaign: recommendation report. Prepared by ESSA Ltd. Vancouver, BC for Atmospheric Environment Service, Environment Canada. 38 pp. and appendices.

Jäger, J. N. Sonntag, D. Bernard, and W. Kurz. 1991. The Challenge of Sustainable Development in a Greenhouse World: Some Visions of the Future. Report of a Policy Exercise held in Bad Bleiberg, Austria, September 2-7, 1990. Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. 85 pp. {Rept. 4}

Kurz, W.A., D.R. Marmorek, and T.M. Webb. 1991. A research opportunities study to participate in the Atmospheric Environment Service Interagency Mackenzie Basin Global Warming Study. Prepared for Forestry Canada. 20 pp.

Marmorek, D.R., D.P. Bernard, P.D.S. Morrison, and C.H.R. Wedeles. 1991. Northern biosphere observation and modeling experiment (NBIOME): draft science plan. Prepared by ESSA Ltd., Vancouver, BC for NBIOME Science Steering Committee. 52 pp.

Marmorek, D.R., D.P. Bernard, P.D.S. Morrison, and C.H.R. Wedeles. 1991. Northern biosphere observation and modeling experiment (NBIOME): summary workshop report. Prepared by ESSA Ltd., Vancouver, BC for NBIOME Science Steering Committee. 20 pp.

Bernard, D.P. and N.C. Sonntag. 1990. Planning meeting report: Policy exercise on global climate change, Bleibergerhof, Austria, 14-16 June 1990. Prepared for Stockholm Environment Institute. 47 pp.

Bernard, D.P., T. Lekstrum, W.A. Kurz, and N.C. Sonntag. 1990. Briefing Book for the SEI Policy Exercise on Global Climate Change. Prepared for Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden.

Lekstrum, T., P. Bunnell, N.C. Sonntag, D.P. Bernard, and W. Kurz. 1990. Climate change information book. Prepared for Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden.

Murray, C.L., R.D. Powell, and D.P. Bernard. 1989. Global climate change and forests: inventory of institutions, investigators, and research sites. Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Powell, R.D. 1989. Climate change, disturbance regimes, and forest community structure. Prepared for US Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory. 53 pp.

Powell, R.D. and D.P. Bernard. 1989. Project on western environmental research: report of a design workshop. Draft report prepared for US Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory. 16 pp.

Powell, R.D. and D.P. Bernard. 1989. Response of eastern forests to multiple air pollutants: report of a design workshop held February 7-9, 1989, Charleston, South Carolina. Draft report prepared for US Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory. 37 pp.

ESSA Environmental and Social Systems Analysts Ltd. (ed). 1989. Climate change and forests: bibliography. Prepared for US Environmental Protection Agency.

ESSA Environmental and Social Systems Analysts Ltd. 1989. Project on western environmental research. POWER: research plan. Draft report prepared for US Environmental Protection Agency. 108 pp.

ESSA Environmental and Social Systems Analysts Ltd. 1988. Climate change in British Columbia – implications for the forest sector: developing a framework for response. Compiled by ESSA and edited by D.L. Spittlehouse and D.F.W. Pollard for Forestry Canada. 55 pp.

Bunnell, P. 1986. Climate change and people: slide tape program. Prepared for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and the United Nations Environment Programme.

Sonntag, N.C. 1986. Policy exercises: an approach to developing policy on the effects of climate warming in Canada. Prepared for Atmospheric Environment Services. 26 pp.