Climate and Conservation (Hardcover)
Landscape and Seascape Science, Planning, and Action
Island Press, 9781610911702, 392pp.
Publication Date: May 29, 2012
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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.
About the Author
Praise For Climate and Conservation: Landscape and Seascape Science, Planning, and Action…
— Conservation Biology
— Biological Conservation
— Midwest Book Review
— Terry L. Root, University Faculty and Senior Fellow, Stanford University
— Craig Groves, Director, Conservation Methods Team, The Nature Conservancy
— Lisa J. Graumlich, Dean, College of Built Environments, University of Washington