Wildland ecosystems are facing twin threats of unprecedented climate-induced change and increased impacts from a growing human population. A unique collaboration between scientists and managers, Climate Change in Wildlands offers the framework necessary for keeping wildlands healthy on a rapidly changing planet. It sets out to understand how climate and land use changes affect mountain landscapes of the Rockies and the Appalachians, and how these findings can be applied to wildlands everywhere. The book examines changes over the past century as well as expected future changes, assesses the vulnerability of species and ecosystems to these changes, and provides new, collaborative management approaches to mitigate expected impacts. It is a critically important resource for scientists, managers, policymakers, and anyone interested in making informed decisions about ecosystems stressed by climate change and human pressures.
Check out Chapter One from the book below.