Saving a million species : extinction risk from climate change / edited by Lee Hannah
- Washington, DC : Island Press, 
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- xii, 417 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Hannah, Lee Jay
- Are a million species at risk? / Lee Hannah -- First estimates of extinction risk from climate change / Chris D. Thomas -- Climate change, extinction risk, and public policy / Jonathan Mawdsley, Guy Midgley, and Lee Hannah -- Refining risk estimates using models / Alison Cameron -- The use and misuse of species-area relationships in predicting climate driven extinction / John Harte and Justin Kitzes -- First extinctions on land / Sarah K. McMenamin and Lee Hannah -- Global warming and widespread coral mortality : evidence of first coral reef extinctions / Peter W. Glynn -- Extinction risk at high latitudes / Eric Post and Jedediah Brodie -- Extinctions in deep time / Peter J. Mayhew -- Terrestrial ecosystem response to climate change during the Paleogene / William C. Clyde and Rebecca LeCain -- Quaternary extinctions and their link to climate change / Barry W. Brook and Anthony D. Barnosky -- Quaternary tropical plant extinction : a paleoecological perspective from the Neotropics / Mark B. Bush and Nicole A.S. Mosblech -- Every species is an insect (or nearly so) : on insects, climate change, extinction, and the biological unknown / Robert R. Dunn and Matt Fitzpatrick -- Extinction risk from climate change in tropical forests / Yadvinder Malhi -- Coral reefs, climate change, and mass extinction / Ove Hoegh-Guldberg -- Extinction risk in a changing ocean / Benjamin S. Halpern and Carrie V. Kappel -- Climate change and freshwater fauna extinction risk / N. LeRoy Poff, Julian D. Olden, and David L. Strayer -- Climate change impacts on species interactions : assessing the threat of cascading extinctions / Lesley Hughes -- Strategies for reducing extinction risk under a changing climate / Jessica J. Hellmann, Vicky J. Meretsky, and Jason S. McLachlan -- Saving a million species / Lee Hannah.
- "The research paper "Extinction Risk from Climate Change" published in the journal Nature in January 2004 created front-page headlines around the world. The notion that climate change could drive more than a million species to extinction captured both the popular imagination and the attention of policy-makers, and provoked an unprecedented round of scientific critique. _ Saving a Million Species reconsiders the central question of that paper: How many species may perish as a result of climate change and associated threats? Leaders from a range of disciplines synthesize the literature, refine the original estimates, and elaborate the conservation and policy implications. The book: *examines the initial extinction risk estimates of the original paper, subsequent critiques, and the media *and policy impact of this unique study *presents evidence of extinctions from climate change from different time frames in the past *explores extinctions documented in the contemporary record *sets forth new risk estimates for future climate change *considers the conservation and policy implications of the estimates. Saving a Million Species offers a clear explanation of the science behind the headline-grabbing estimates for conservationists, researchers, teachers, students, and policy-makers. It is a critical resource for helping those working to conserve biodiversity take on the rapidly advancing and evolving global stressor of climate change-the most important issue in conservation biology today, and the one for which we are least prepared"--
"How many species may perish as a result of climate change and other associated threats? Saving a Million Species addresses this question. Leaders from relevant disciplines synthesize the literature, refine the original estimates, and elaborate the conservation and policy implications. The ultimate goal of this book is to suggest ways to stem a wave of extinctions due to climate change. By understanding the drivers and magnitude of change, policymakers and conservationists should gain critical insights into effective responses"-- Provided by publisher.
- 9781597265690 (cloth)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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