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Climate and Conservation

Landscape and Seascape Science, Planning, and Action

Hilty, Jodi A., Chester, Charles C., Cross, Molly S. (Eds.)

2012, XVIII, 374p. 35 illus..

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  • The expertise, conservation network connections, and collaborative approach of all three editors
  • The diversity of ecosystems and regions represented in case studies
  • The selection by the editors of real-world projects that demonstrate strategies developed specifically to respond to changing climate stresses
  • This book offers information that people working on climate adaptation say they need

Climate and Conservation presents case studies from around the world of leading-edge projects focused on climate change adaptation-regional-scale endeavors where scientists, managers, and practitioners are working to protect biodiversity by protecting landscapes and seascapes in response to threats posed by climate change.

The book begins with an introductory section that frames the issues and takes a systematic look at planning for climate change adaptation. The nineteen chapters that follow examine particular case studies in every part of the world, including landscapes and seascapes from equatorial, temperate, montane, polar, and marine and freshwater regions. Projects profiled range from North American grasslands to boreal forests to coral reefs to Alpine freshwater environments.

Chapter authors have extensive experience in their respective regions and are actively engaged in working on climate-related issues. The result is a collection of geographical case studies that allows for effective cross-comparison while at the same time recognizing the uniqueness of each situation and locale.

Climate and Conservation offers readers tangible, place-based examples of projects designed to protect large landscapes as a means of conserving biodiversity in the face of the looming threat of global climate change. It informs readers of how a diverse set of conservation actors have been responding to climate change at a scale that matches the problem, and is an essential contribution for anyone involved with large-scale biodiversity conservation.

Content Level » Upper undergraduate

Keywords » Biodiversity - Climate change - Conservation - Environmental management - Landscape/seascape

Related subjects » Animal Sciences - Aquatic Sciences - Climate Change Management and Policy - Ecology - Global Change - Climate Change

Table of contents 

Foreword

Preface

PART 1: SETTING THE CONTEXT

Chapter 1. Climate Change Science, Impacts, and Opportunities

Charles C. Chester, Jodi A. Hilty, and Stephen C. Trombulak

Chapter 2. Landscape and Seascape Climate Change Planning and Action

Molly S. Cross, Anne M. Schrag, Evan H. Girvetz, and Carolyn A. F. Enquist

PART 2: EQUATORIAL AND TROPICAL LANDSCAPES

Chapter 3. Albertine Rift, Africa

Anton Seimon and Andrew Plumptre

Chapter 4. The Brazilian Amazon

Eneas Salati, Marc Dourojeanni, Agenor Mundim, Gilvan Sampaio, and Thomas Lovejoy

Chapter 5. Mesoamerican Biological Corridor

Margaret Buck Holland

PART 3: TEMPERATE AND MEDITERRANEAN LANDSCAPES

Chapter 6. Boreal Forest, Canada

Meg Krawchuk, Kim Lisgo, Shawn Leroux, Pierre Vernier, Steve Cumming, and Fiona Schmiegelow

Chapter 7. Cape Floristic Region, South Africa

Lee Hannah, Dave Panitz, and Guy Midgley

Chapter 8. Eastern Mongolian Grassland Steppe

Evan H. Girvetz, Robert McDonald, Michael Heiner, Joseph Kiesecker, Galbadrakh Davaa, Chris Pague, Matthew Durnin, and Enkhtuya Oidov

Chapter 9. Northern Great Plains, North America

Anne M. Schrag and Steve Forrest

Chapter 10. Washington State, USA

Meade Krosby, Jennifer R. Hoffman, Joshua J. Lawler, and Brad H. McRae

PART 4: FRESHWATER AND SEASCAPES

Chapter 11. Alps Freshwater, Europe

Leopold Füreder, Aurelia Ullrich-Schneider, and Thomas Scheurer

Chapter 12. Sundarbans Mangrove Forest, Bangladesh

Brian D. Smith and Elisabeth Fahrni Mansur

Chapter 13. Vatu-i-Ra Seascape, Fiji

Stacy Jupiter, Caleb McClennen, and Elizabeth Matthews

Chapter 14. Wider Caribbean Region

Marianne Fish

PART 5: MONTANE LANDSCAPES

Chapter 15. Altai-Sayan, Eurasia

Yuri Badenkov, Tatyana Yashina, and Graeme Worboys

Chapter 16. Great Eastern Ranges, Australia

Ian Pulsford, Graeme Worboys, Gary Howling, and Thomas Barrett

Chapter 17. Madrean Sky Islands, North America

Laura López-Hoffman and Adrian Quijada-Mascareñas

Chapter 18. The Northern Appalachian/Acadian Ecoregion, North America

Stephen C. Trombulak, Robert F. Baldwin, Joshua J. Lawler, Jeffrey Hepinstall-Cymerman, and Mark G. Anderson

Chapter 19. Yellowstone to Yukon, North America

Charles C. Chester, Jodi A. Hilty, and Wendy L. Francis

PART 6: POLAR LAND TO SEASCAPES

Chapter 20. Arctic Alaska, USA

Steve Zack and Joe Liebezeit

Chapter 21. Antarctica

David Ainley and Tina Tin

PART 7: LESSONS LEARNED

Chapter 22. Moving Forward on Climate Change Science, Planning, and Action

Jodi A. Hilty, Molly S. Cross, and Charles C. Chester

References

Contributors

Index.

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