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Molly S. Cross

Molly S. Cross is the climate change adaptation coordinator for the North America Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society. Her work brings together experts in climate change, conservation planning, and natural resource management to translate broad-brush climate change adaptation strategies into on-the-ground conservation actions. She has worked with numerous partners to lead scenario-based climate change planning efforts involving diverse stakeholders at more than eight landscapes across North America, focused on a range of targets from individual species to more complex ecosystems. Previously, her research focused on ecosystem responses to climate warming and plant diversity loss in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Climate and Conservation

Climate and Conservation

Landscape and Seascape Science, Planning, and Action

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.