392 pages, 7 x 10
35 figures, 7 tables, 3 boxes
Release Date:29 May 2012
Release Date:29 May 2012
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Climate and Conservation

Landscape and Seascape Science, Planning, and Action

Island Press

Climate and Conservation presents case studies from aroundthe world of leading-edge projects focused on climate changeadaptation-regional-scale endeavors where scientists, managers, andpractitioners are working to protect biodiversity by protectinglandscapes and seascapes in response to threats posed by climatechange.

The book begins with an introductory section that frames the issuesand takes a systematic look at planning for climate change adaptation.The nineteen chapters that follow examine particular case studies inevery part of the world, including landscapes and seascapes fromequatorial, temperate, montane, polar, and marine and freshwaterregions. Projects profiled range from North American grasslands toboreal forests to coral reefs to Alpine freshwater environments.

Chapter authors have extensive experience in their respectiveregions and are actively engaged in working on climate-related issues.The result is a collection of geographical case studies that allows foreffective cross-comparison while at the same time recognizing theuniqueness of each situation and locale.

Climate and Conservation offers readers tangible,place-based examples of projects designed to protect large landscapesas a means of conserving biodiversity in the face of the looming threatof global climate change. It informs readers of how a diverse set ofconservation actors have been responding to climate change at a scalethat matches the problem, and is an essential contribution for anyoneinvolved with large-scale biodiversity conservation.

Charles C. Chester is an adjunct assistant professorat The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a program consultantwith the Henry P. Kendall Foundation in Boston, Massachusetts.
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