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Managing Protected Areas in Central and Eastern Europe Under Climate Change

Editors: Rannow, Sven, Neubert, Marco (Eds.)

  • Addresses key challenges to the implementation of climate adaptation in conservation management
  • Written in non-technical language for a broad spectrum of readers, the book offers practical lessons for adapting conservation management to climate change
  • Case studies offer detailed and vivid examples of climate adaptation actions in protected areas
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About this book

Beginning with an overview of data and concepts developed in the EU-project HABIT-CHANGE, this book addresses the need for sharing knowledge and experience in the field of biodiversity conservation and climate change. There is an urgent need to build capacity in protected areas to monitor, assess, manage and report the effects of climate change and their interaction with other pressures. The contributors identify barriers to the adaptation of conservation management, such as the mismatch between planning reality and the decision context at site level. Short and vivid descriptions of case studies, drawn from investigation areas all over Central and Eastern Europe, illustrate both the local impacts of climate change and their consequences for future management. These focus on ecosystems most vulnerable to changes in climatic conditions, including alpine areas, wetlands, forests, lowland grasslands and coastal areas. The case studies demonstrate the application of adaptation strategies in protected areas like National Parks, Biosphere Reserves and Natural Parks, and reflect the potential benefits as well as existing obstacles. A general section provides the necessary background information on climate trends and their effects on abiotic and biotic components. Often, the parties to policy change and conservation management, including managers, land users and stakeholders, lack both expertise and incentives to undertake adaptation activities. The authors recognise that achieving the needed changes in behavior – habit – is as much a social learning process as a matter of science-based procedure. They describe the implementation of modeling, impact assessment and monitoring of climate conditions, and show how the results can support efforts to increase stakeholder involvement in local adaptation strategies. The book concludes by pointing out the need for more work to communicate the cross-sectoral nature of biodiversity protection, the value of well-informed planning in the long-term process of adaptation, the definition of acceptable change, and the motivational value of exchanging experience and examples of good practice.

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Natural Heritage at Risk by Climate Change

    Rannow, Sven (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Climate Change in Central and Eastern Europe

    Anders, Ivonne (et al.)

    Pages 17-30

  • Effects of Climate Change on the Hydrological Cycle in Central and Eastern Europe

    Stagl, Judith (et al.)

    Pages 31-43

  • Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Protected Habitats

    Sârbu, Anca (et al.)

    Pages 45-60

  • Climate Change Impact Modelling Cascade – Benefits and Limitations for Conservation Management

    Vohland, Katrin (et al.)

    Pages 63-76

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-94-007-7960-0
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Hardcover $59.99
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Softcover $59.99
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  • Due: November 11, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0302-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing Protected Areas in Central and Eastern Europe Under Climate Change
Editors
  • Sven Rannow
  • Marco Neubert
Series Title
Advances in Global Change Research
Series Volume
58
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7960-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7960-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7959-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0302-2
Series ISSN
1574-0919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 308
Number of Illustrations and Tables
44 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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