Publications and Resources

Articles and Book Chapters

Tuler, S., Dow, K., Webler, T., Whitehead, J. (Forthcoming, 2015). Learning through participatory modeling: Reflections on what it means and how it is measured. In: S. Gray, M. Paolisso, R. Jordan, and S. Gray (eds.), Including Stakeholders in Environmental Modeling. NY: Springer.

Webler, T., Stancioff, E., Goble, R. and Whitehead, J. (Forthcoming, 2015). Participatory Modeling and Community Dialog about Vulnerability of Lobster Fishing to Climate Change. In: S. Gray, M. Paolisso, R. Jordan, and S. Gray (eds.), Including Stakeholders in Environmental Modeling. NY: Springer.

Kettle, N., Dow, K., Tuler, S., Webler, T., Whitehead, J., and Miller, K. (2014) Integrating scientific and local knowledge to inform risk-based management approaches for climate adaptation, Climate Risk Management. Available online: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096314000254

Webler, T., Tuler, S. Dow, K. Whitehead, J., and Kettle, N. (2014) Design and evaluation of a local analytic-deliberative process for climate adaptation planning, Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. Published online 17 Jul 2014: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2014.930425

Case Reports

Beaufort, SC. View Final Report (PDF). View Executive Summary (PDF).

Boston, MA, VCAPS Report. View PDF.

Dauphin Island, SC, VCAPS Report. View PDF.

McClellanvile, SC, VCAPS Report. View PDF.

New Bedford and Fairhaven, MA, VCAPS Report. View PDF.

Orange Beach, AL, VCAPS Report. View PDF.

Plymouth, MA, VCAPS Report. View PDF.

Plymouth, NC, Report. View PDF

South Thomaston, ME, VCAPS Report. View PDF.

Sullivans Island, SC, VCAPS Report. View PDF.

Wellfleet, MA, VCAPS Report. View PDF.

Presentations

A Community-based Approach to Planning for the Effects of Climate Change on Shellfishing in Wellfleet Harbor. 3rd Annual Cape Coastal Conference (Hyannis, MA), 10 December 2015. View PDF.

A Community-based Approach to Planning for the Effects of Climate Change on Shellfishing in Wellfleet Harbor. State of Wellfleet Harbor Conference (Wellfleet, MA), 7 November 2015.

Planning for a Changing Climate: A Participatory Approach to Fishing Community Adaptation (South Thomaston, ME), 26 May 2015. View PDF.

Lessons Learned from Climate Awareness and Adaptive Planning in Three Atlantic Fisheries Communities Using the VCAPS Process for Dialogue-based Participatory Vulnerability Analysis, Collaborative Systems Dynamic Modeling, and Citizen Science, 14 May 2015. View PowerPoint file.

Characterizing the Decision Landscape to Identify Opportunities and Barriers for Climate Adaptation in Oyster Aquaculture in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, 13 May 2015. View PowerPoint file.

Fostering and Evaluating Learning in Participatory Adaptation Processes, 2015. View PowerPoint file.

Using Participatory Modelling to Help Seafood Producers on the US East Coast Identify Ways to Adapt to a Changing Climate, 2015. View PDF.

Promoting Resilience to Climate Change for Lobstermen and Fisheries-Dependent Communities through Participatory System Dynamics Modeling, February 2014. View PDF.

Considering Climate Change in Hazard Mitigation Planning for Coastal Massachusetts Communities. View PDF.

Supporting Local Climate Change Adaptation Planning: Integrating Local and Scientific Expertise. An Overview of the VCAPS Process. View PDF.

Improving Understandings of Climate Change Hazards and Vulnerabilities. MIT Sea Grant Forum, February 2012. View PDF.

Opportunities for Integrating Climate Change Adaptation Planning with Hazard Mitigation Planning. Presentation to MIT Sea Grant Workshop, April 2013. View PDF.

Integration of Local Planners' and Scientists' Knowledge of Consequences,
Vulnerabilities, and Adaptation
 Strategies to Climate Change Related Hazards. Presentation at the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, 2011. View PowerPoint file.

Guides and Resources

VCAPS Process and Diagramming User Guide. View PDF.

The VCAPS Diagramming Tool: Overview. View PDF.

Vulnerability of Coupled Human-Environment Systems. View PDF

The Causal Structure of Hazards. View PDF.

Building Blocks of VCAPS Diagrams. View PDF.

Fact Sheets

Stormwater in a Time of Climate Change. View PDF.

Hazard Mitigation Planning in a Time of Climate Change. View PDF.

Vulnerability, Consequences, and Adaptation Planning Scenarios, 2 pages. View PDF.