Climate change demands a change in how we envision, prioritize, and implement conservation and management of natural resources. Addressing threats posed by climate change cannot be simply an afterthought or an addendum, but must be integrated into the very framework of how we conceive of and conduct conservation and management.
In Climate Savvy, climate change experts Lara Hansen and Jennifer Hoffman offer 18 chapters that consider the implications of climate change for key resource management issues of our time—invasive species, corridors and connectivity, ecological restoration, pollution, and many others. How will strategies need to change to facilitate adaptation to a new climate regime? What steps can we take to promote resilience?
Based on collaboration with a wide range of scientists, conservation leaders, and practitioners, the authors present general ideas as well as practical steps and strategies that can help cope with this new reality.
While climate change poses real threats, it also provides a chance for creative new thinking. Climate Savvy
offers a wide-ranging exploration of how scientists, managers, and policymakers can use the challenge of climate change as an opportunity to build a more holistic and effective philosophy that embraces the inherent uncertainty and variability of the natural world to work toward a more robust future.
Chapter 1 In the Beginning
Chapter 2 Climate Change and Its Effects: What You Need to Know
Chapter 3 Reconceiving Conservation and Resource Management
PART I BUILDING THE PLAN
Chapter 4 Buying Time: The Tao of Adaptation
Chapter 5 Assessing Vulnerability to Climate Change
Chapter 6 Developing Strategies to Reduce Vulnerability
Chapter 7 The Role of Models and Technology
PART II TAKING ACTION
Chapter 8 Strengthening Protected Areas
Chapter 9 Focusing on Species
Chapter 10 The Role of Connectivity
Chapter 11 Restoring for the Future
Chapter 12 The Hordes at the Gates: Beating Back Invasive Species, Pests, and Diseases
PART III RETHINKING GOVERNANCE, POLICY,
Chapter 13 Regulating Harvest in a Changing World
Chapter 14 Regulating Pollutants in a Changing World
Chapter 15 Integrating the Needs of Nature and People
Chapter 16 Adapting Governance for Change
Afterword: Creative Thinking in Conservation and Management
About the Authors