Climate and Conservation presents case studies from around the world of leading-edge projects focused on climate change adaptation - regional-scale endeavours 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 19 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 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 recognising 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.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Charles C. Chester , Jodi A. Hilty , Molly Cross
Publisher: Island Press
Imprint: Island Press
Dimensions: Width: 18.30cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 25.70cm
ISBN 10: 1610911709
Publication Date: 23 July 2012
Audience: College/higher education , Professional and scholarly , Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly , Professional & Vocational
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In Print
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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 the Environment, University of Washington (05/14/2012)
Charles Chester teaches global environmental politics at Tufts and Brandeis Universities. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Jodi Hilty is Director of the North America Program at the Wildlife Conservation Society. Molly Cross is the Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator for the North America Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society.
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