George T. Raber

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BACKGROUND Although the message of "global climate change" is catalyzing international action, it is local and regional changes that directly affect people and ecosystems and are of immediate concern to scientists, managers, and policy makers. A major barrier preventing informed climate-change adaptation planning is the difficulty accessing, analyzing, and(More)
Commercial small-footprint lidar remote sensing has become an established tool for the creation of digital terrain models [DTMS). Unfortunately, even after the application of lidar vegetation point removal algorithms, vertical DTM error is not uniform and varies according to land cover. This paper presents the results of the application of an adaptive lidar(More)
We integrated coral reef connectivity data for the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico into a conservation decision-making framework for designing a regional scale marine protected area (MPA) network that provides insight into ecological and political contexts. We used an ocean circulation model and regional coral reef data to simulate eight spawning events from(More)
Coastal Resilience is an ecosystem-based coastal and marine spatial planning framework that utilizes sea level rise, storm surge, ecological, and socioeconomic spatial information to identify and implement ecosystem-based adaptation strategies Starting in Long Island in NY, the Coastal Resilience team has worked with local(More)