Climate and Conservation [electronic resource] : Landscape and Seascape Science, Planning, and Action / edited by Jodi A. Hilty, Jodi A. Hilty, Charles C. Chester, Molly S. Cross
- Hilty, Jodi A.
- Washington, DC : Island Press/Center for Resource Economics, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- XVIII, 374 pages 35 illustrations : digital
- Additional Creators:
- Hilty, Jodi A., Chester, Charles C., Cross, Molly S., and SpringerLink (Online service)
- Foreword -- Preface -- Chapter 1. Climate Change Science, Impacts, and Opportunities -- Chapter 2. Landscape and Seascape Climate Change Planning and Action -- Chapter 3. Albertine Rift, Africa -- Chapter 4. The Brazilian Amazon -- Chapter 5. Mesoamerican Biological Corridor -- Chapter 6. Boreal Forest, Canada -- Chapter 7. Cape Floristic Region, South Africa -- Chapter 8. Eastern Mongolian Grassland Steppe -- Chapter 9. Northern Great Plains, North America -- Chapter 10. Washington State, USA -- Chapter 11. Alps Freshwater, Europe -- Chapter 12. Sundarbans Mangrove Forest, Bangladesh -- Chapter 13. Vatu-i-Ra Seascape, Fiji -- Chapter 14. Wider Caribbean Region -- Chapter 15. Altai-Sayan, Eurasia -- Chapter 16. Great Eastern Ranges, Australia -- Chapter 17. Madrean Sky Islands, North America -- Chapter 18. The Northern Appalachian/Acadian Ecoregion, North America -- Chapter 19. Yellowstone to Yukon, North America -- Chapter 20. Arctic Alaska, USA -- Chapter 21. Antarctica -- Chapter 22. Moving Forward on Climate Change Science, Planning, and Action -- References -- Contributors -- Index.
- 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.
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