This solicitation (Appendix A.4: Land-Cover and Land-Use Change) is focused on two major themes: 1) Synthesis of prior Land Use and Land Cover Change studies and 2) Vulnerability, Impacts, and Adaptation (VIA), as related to climate interactions with land-use changes around the world, for example addressing the vulnerability of current land use systems and related social systems and their adaptability to climate variability and change and other major global stressors.
Amendment 5 makes two changes: 1) The vulnerability, impacts and adaptation (VIA) theme is now focused on wetlands. VIA proposals should focus on changes in wetlands areas in response to changes in climate, economic development, policies and their interactions. 2) Both themes emphasize the social science component of this program element. For a proposal to be competitive, it must include a social science component, such as the use of socio-economic data associated with a land-use or socio-economic model as an integral part of the study, preferably based on available data or data being collected by an ongoing study funded by another agency. Note that the remote sensing component is a necessary attribute for each proposal.
Due dates are unchanged: Step-1 proposals are due December 1, 2010 and Step-2 proposals are due June 1, 2011.
Questions concerning this program may be addressed to Garik Gutman.