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Climate and Conservation

Landscape and Seascape Science, Planning, and Action

 Climate and Conservation
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Edited by Jodi A. Hilty, Charles C. Chester, and Molly S. Cross

392 pages | 35 figures, 7 tables, 3 boxes, references, index | 7 x 10
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.
"The pair of foundation chapters make it all seem possible, but as the concluding chapter reviews, there is plenty to learn."
Conservation Biology


"Climate and Conservation: Landscape and Seascape Science, Planning, and Action is a 392-page compendium of descriptive information and data that will prove indispensable in efforts to craft and implement scientifically sound conservation principles, procedures, and processes to deal with these sometimes dramatic changes in global climate patterns. Comprised of twenty-two informed and informative contributions by experts in their respective fields, Climate and Conservation is a seminal body of work and critically important addition to professional and academic library Environmental Studies reference collections and supplemental reading lists."
The Midwest Book Review


Foreword
Preface
 
PART I. SETTING THE CONTEXT
 
Chapter 1. Change Science, Impacts, and Opportunities
   Charles C. Chester, Jodi A. Hilty, and Stephen C. Trombulak
Chapter 2. Landscape and Seascape Climate Change Planning and Action
   Molly S. Cross, Anne M. Schrag, Evan H. Girvetz, and Carolyn A. F. Enquist
 
PART II. EQUATORIAL LANDSCAPES
 
Chapter 3. Albertine Rift, Africa
   Anton Seimon and Andrew Plumptre
Chapter 4. The Brazilian Amazon
   Eneas Salati, Marc Dourojeanni, Agenor Mundim, Gilvan Sampaio, and Thomas Lovejoy
Chapter 5. Mesoamerican Biological Corridor
   Margaret Buck Holland
 
PART III. TEMPERATE LANDSCAPES
 
Chapter 6. Boreal Forest, Canada
   Meg Krawchuk, Kim Lisgo, Shawn Leroux, Pierre Vernier, Steve Cumming, and Fiona Schmiegelow
Chapter 7. Cape Floristic Region, South Africa
   Lee Hannah, Dave Panitz, and Guy Midgley
Chapter 8. Eastern Mongolian Grassland Steppe
   Evan H. Girvetz, Robert McDonald, Michael Heiner, Joseph Kiesecker, Galbadrakh Davaa, Chris Pague, Matthew Durnin, and Enkhtuya Oidov
Chapter 9. Northern Great Plains, North America
   Anne M. Schrag and Steve Forrest
Chapter 10. Washington State, USA
   Meade Krosby, Jennifer R. Hoffman, Joshua J. Lawler, and Brad H. McRae
 
PART IV. FRESHWATER AND SEASCAPES
 
Chapter 11. Alps Freshwater, Europe
   Leopold Füreder, Thomas Waldner, Aurelia Ullrich-Schneider, and Thomas Scheurer
Chapter 12. Sundarbans Mangrove Forest, Asia
   Brian D. Smith and Elisabeth Fahrni Mansur
Chapter 13. Vatu-i-Ra Seascape, Fiji
   Stacy Jupiter, Caleb McClennen, and Elizabeth Matthews
Chapter 14. Wider Caribbean Region
   Marianne Fish
 
PART V. MONTANE LANDSCAPES

 Chapter 15. Altai-Sayan, Eurasia
   Yuri Badenkov, Tatyana Yashina, and Graeme Worboys
Chapter 16. Great Eastern Ranges, Australia
   Ian Pulsford, Graeme Worboys, Gary Howling, and Thomas Barrett
Chapter 17. Madrean Sky Islands, North America
   Laura López-Hoffman and Adrian Quijada-Mascareñas
Chapter 18. The Northern Appalachian/Acadian Ecoregion, North America
   Stephen C. Trombulak, Robert F. Baldwin, Joshua J. Lawler, Jeffrey Hepinstall-Cymerman, and Mark A. Anderson
Chapter 19. Yellowstone to Yukon, North America
   Charles C. Chester, Jodi A. Hilty, and Wendy L. Francis
 
PART VI. POLAR LAND TO SEASCAPES
 
Chapter 20. Arctic Alaska, USA
   Steve Zack and Joe Liebezeit
Chapter 21. Antarctica
   David Ainley and Tina Tin
 
PART VII. LESSONS LEARNED
 
Chapter 22. Moving Forward on Climate Change Science Planning and Action
   Jodi A. Hilty, Molly S. Cross, and Charles C. Chester
 
References
About the authors
Index
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