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Title Climate and conservation : landscape and seascape science, planning, and action / edited by Jodi A. Hilty, Charles C. Chester, and Molly S. Cross.
Imprint Washington, DC : Island Press, [2012]

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Subject Biodiversity conservation.
Climate change mitigation.
Endangered ecosystems.
Ecosystem management.
Alt Name Hilty, Jodi A.,
Chester, Charles C.,
Cross, Molly S.,
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 374 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1. Setting the Context / Climate Change Science, Impacts, and Opportunities / Charles C. Chester, Jodi A. Hilty and Stephen C. Trombulak -- Landscape and Seascape Climate Change Planning and Action / Molly S. Cross, Anne M. Schrag, Evan H. Girvetz and Carolyn A.F. Enquist -- Part 2. Equatorial and Tropical Landscapes / Albertine Rift, Africa / Anton Seimon and Andrew Plumptre -- The Brazilian Amazon / Eneas Salati, Marc Dourojeanni, Agenor Mundim, Gilvan Sampaio and Thomas Lovejoy -- Mesoamerican Biological Corridor / Margaret Buck Holland -- Part 3. Temperate and Mediterranean Landscapes / Boreal Forest, Canada / Meg Krawchuk, Kim Lisgo, Shawn Leroux, Pierre Vernier and Steve Cumming, et al. -- Cape Floristic Region, South Africa / Lee Hannah, Dave Panitz and Guy Midgley -- Eastern Mongolian Grassland Steppe / Evan H. Girvetz, Robert McDonald, Michael Heiner, Joseph Kiesecker and Galbadrakh Davaa, et al. -- Northern Great Plains, North America / Anne M. Schrag and Steve Forrest -- Washington State, USA / Meade Krosby, Jennifer R. Hoffman, Joshua J. Lawler and Brad H. Mcrae -- Part 4. Freshwater and Seascapes / Alps Freshwater, Europe / Leopold Fureder, Aurelia Ullrich-Schneider and Thomas Scheurer -- Sundarbans Mangrove Forest, Bangladesh / Brian D. Smith and Elisabeth Fahrni Mansur -- Vatu-i-Ra Seascape, Fiji / Stacy Jupiter, Caleb Mcclennen and Elizabeth Matthews -- Wider Caribbean Region / Marianne Fish -- Part 5. Montane Landscapes / Altai-Sayan, Eurasia / Yuri Badenkov, Tatyana Yashina and Graeme Worboys -- Great Eastern Ranges, Australia / Ian Pulsford, Graeme Worboys, Gary Howling and Thomas Barrett -- Madrean Sky Islands, North America / Laura Lopez-Hoffman and Adrian Quijada-Mascarenas -- The Northern Appalachian/Acadian Ecoregion, North America / Stephen C. Trombulak, Robert F. Baldwin, Joshua J. Lawler, Jeffrey Hepinstall-Cymerman and Mark G. Anderson -- Yellowstone to Yukon, North America / Charles C. Chester, Jodi A. Hilty and Wendy L. Francis -- Part 6. Polar Land to Seascapes / Arctic Alaska, USA / Steve Zack and Joe Liebezeit -- Antarctica / David Ainley and Tina Tin -- Part 7. Lessons Learned / Moving Forward on Climate Change Science, Planning, and Action / Jodi A. Hilty, Molly S. Cross and Charles C. Chester.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781610912037 (electronic bk.)
1610912039 (electronic bk.)
9781597262194 (pISBN)
ISBN/ISSN 10.5822/978-1-61091-203-7
OCLC # 794002143
Additional Format Print version: Climate and conservation. Washington, DC : Island Press, 2012 9781610911702 (DLC) 2012001573 (OCoLC)767565903