Climate Change and Resilience in Indiana and Beyond
Published by: Indiana University Press
Climate change is affecting Indiana's environment, threatening the way Hoosiers live and do business, and introducing new stresses to the state's economy, health, and infrastructure. And while scientists predict more days of extreme weather, increased public health risks, and reduced agricultural production in the coming years, Hoosiers still have a substantial say in determining their future environment.
Climate Change and Resilience in Indiana and Beyond confirms that Indiana can rise to meet this threat. The culmination of Indiana University's Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge, this collection showcases how scientists, policymakers, communicators, and others are working hard to protect Indiana's economy and way of life by becoming more resilient. Researchers are creating new environmental resilience frameworks, building on years of existing research on how ecosystems can adapt, how social systems process threats in order to change, and how individuals themselves fit into the larger picture. In addition to presenting research results, Climate Change and Resilience in Indiana and Beyond provides clear examples of how Hoosiers can make a difference by reducing risks, lessening the harmful impacts of climate change, and preparing for the unavoidable.
What emerges in these pages is a hopeful, optimistic picture of how resilience is generalizable across systems—from forests to farms to cities—and how Hoosiers are mobilizing this resilience in the face of climate change.
Foreword, by Jeffrey S. Dukes and Melissa Widhalm
1. Introduction: Resilience and Climate Change in Indiana, by Janet G. McCabe, Gabriel M. Filippelli, Kimberly A. Novick, and James Shanahan
2. Climate and Water Systems, by Ben Kravitz, Douglas Edmonds, Gabriel M. Filippelli, Chanh Kieu, Travis A. O'Brien, Scott Robeson, Paul Staten, Brian Yanites, and Chen Zhu
3. Indiana Forest Resilience is a Matter of Scale and Perspective, by Kimberly A. Novick, Sarah Mincey, Rebecca Lave, John Baeten, Justin Maxwell, and Richard Phillips
4. Biodiversity and Species Movements: Nurturing and Managing Biodiversity in Indiana, by Ellen D. Ketterson, Daniel Becker, Geoffrey Brown, Allison Byrd, Keith Clay, Adam Fudickar, Matthew Houser, Alex Jahn, Jennifer Ann Lau, and Sarah Wanamaker
5. Hoosier Agriculture in a Changing Climate: Our Food and Farming System's History, Contemporary Challenges, and Opportunities to Sow Resilience, by Matthew Houser, James Robert Farmer, Elizabeth Grennan Browning, and John Baeten
6. Built Environments and Green Infrastructure: Growing Long-lasting Urban Resilience, by Heather L. Reynolds, Matthew Houser, Samantha L. Hamlin, Dana Habeeb, Jeffrey S. Wilson, Daniel Myers, and Gabriel M. Filippelli
7. Resilience and "The Indiana Way": Hoosiers Respond to Environmental Change, by Elizabeth Grennan Browning and Eric Sandweiss
8. Communicating Resilience: Challenges and Examples, by Beth Edwards and Nathan Geiger
9. Tools and Leadership for Community Resilience, by Janet G. McCabe and Andrea Webster
10. Equitability, Health, and Resilience in the Face of Climate Change, by Gabriel M. Filippelli, Dana Habeeb, Jeffrey S. Wilson, and Heather L. Reynolds
11. Building Resilience to an Energy Transition in Indiana, by David M. Konisky, Nikolaos Zirogiannis, and Sanya Carley
12. Conclusion: Moving Forward Toward Resilience, by Eva Sanders Allen and Lingxi Chenyang