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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


"an interesting and important book, easy to read and therefore suitable also for people who are not familiar with the subject."
Biological Conservation


"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."
Midwest Book Review


"Finally, a book that takes state-of-the-art, large-scale climate science and packages it in a form accessible to planners and managers. These authors know firsthand what needs to be done 'on the ground' to help prevent species extinctions. Climate and Conservation is broadly applicable around the globe, addressing species found in habitats stretching from the equator to the poles, and on land, in fresh water, along the coasts, and in the oceans."
Terry L. Root, University Faculty and Senior Fellow, Stanford University


"Climate and Conservation is a global tour de force that clarifies where we stand today on important landscape conservation efforts and where we need to go to accommodate climate change. Long on science and planning, its comprehensive case studies should serve as a clarion call for conservation action while reminding us that the greatest challenge for adaptation is working across our own political boundaries."
Craig Groves, Director, Conservation Methods Team, The Nature Conservancy


"Climate and Conservation offers fresh perspectives on the challenges that climate change brings to the already daunting task of conserving biodiversity. What distinguishes this volume from other assessments is the authors' collective experience in engaging with managers and stakeholders to incorporate climate change into conservation planning and, importantly, action at sites around the globe."
Lisa J. Graumlich, Dean, College of Built Environments, University of Washington


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 and Mediterranean 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 F üreder, 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 L ópez-Hoffman and Adrian Quijada-Mascare ñas
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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