Advances in Global Change Research

Climate Change and Rocky Mountain Ecosystems

Editors: Halofsky, Jessica, Peterson, David L. (Eds.)

  • Details the largest climate change vulnerability assessment in North America
  • Provides unique insight into the potential effects of climate change in Montana, North Dakota, northern Idaho and northwestern Wyoming
  • Each chapter is illustrated with colour figures, maps and tables
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About this book

This book is the result of a team of approximately 100 scientists and resource managers who worked together for two years to understand the effects of climatic variability and change on water resources, fisheries, forest vegetation, non-forest vegetation, wildlife, recreation, cultural resources and ecosystem services. Adaptation options, both strategic and tactical, were developed for each resource area. This information is now being applied in the northern rocky Mountains to ensure long-term sustainability in resource conditions.
The volume chapters provide a technical assessment of the effects of climatic variability and change on natural and cultural resources, based on best available science, including new analyses obtained through modeling and synthesis of existing data. Each chapter also contains a summary of adaptation strategies (general) and tactics (on-the-ground actions) that have been developed by science-management teams.

About the authors

Dr. Jessica Halofsky is a Research Scientist in the University of Washington, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. She has been involved in climate change research since 2008, and is a national leader in climate change adaptation, especially the application of climate change science in natural resource management. The author of many journal articles and book chapters on climate change and fire ecology, this will be her first book.

Dr. David Peterson is a Senior Research Biologist with the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. He has been involved in climate change research for 25 years and is a national leader in climate change assessment and adaptation. The author of 220 scientific articles, this will be his fourth book, including Climate Change and United States Forests (a Choice Award winner published by Springer in 2014).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Assessing Climate Change Effects in the Northern Rockies

    Dante-Wood, S. Karen (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Historical and Projected Climate in the Northern Rockies Region

    Joyce, Linda A. (et al.)

    Pages 17-23

  • Effects of Climate Change on Snowpack, Glaciers, and Water Resources in the Northern Rockies

    Luce, Charles H.

    Pages 25-36

  • Effects of Climate Change on Cold-Water Fish in the Northern Rockies

    Young, Michael K. (et al.)

    Pages 37-58

  • Effects of Climate Change on Forest Vegetation in the Northern Rockies

    Keane, Robert E. (et al.)

    Pages 59-95

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56928-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56927-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change and Rocky Mountain Ecosystems
Editors
  • Jessica Halofsky
  • David L. Peterson
Series Title
Advances in Global Change Research
Series Volume
63
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56928-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56928-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56927-7
Series ISSN
1574-0919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 236
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
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