Climate Savvy

Adapting Conservation and Resource Management to a Changing World

Authors: Hansen, Lara J., Hoffman, Jennifer R.

  • Lara Hansen is one of the most respected scientists working on wildlife adaptation to climate change
  • Presents general ideas, practical steps and strategies that can help cope with the new reality of climate change
  • Offers wide-range exploration of how to use climate change as an opportunity to build a more holistic, effective philosophy to work toward a more robust future
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Lara J. Hansen is Executive Director of EcoAdapt, a nonprofit organization focused on adapting conservation and resource management to climate change. Jennifer R. Hoffman is Director of Projects for EcoAdapt. With Jennifer Biringer, they wrote and edited Buying Time: A User’s Manual for Building Resistance and Resilience to Climate Change in Natural Systems.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • In the Beginning

    Hansen, Lara J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Climate Change and Its Effects

    Hansen, Lara J. (et al.)

    Pages 6-23

  • Reconceiving Conservation and Resource Management

    Hansen, Lara J. (et al.)

    Pages 24-34

  • Buying Time

    Hansen, Lara J. (et al.)

    Pages 37-54

  • Assessing Vulnerability to Climate Change

    Hansen, Lara J. (et al.)

    Pages 55-69

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Savvy
Book Subtitle
Adapting Conservation and Resource Management to a Changing World
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Island Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59726-988-9
DOI
10.5822/978-1-59726-988-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 246
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