Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Preliminary Review of Adaptation Options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources: Final Report, Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.4.
Author J. S. BARON ; L. A. Joyce ; B. Griffith ; P. KAREIVA ; B. D. Keller
CORP Author Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 2008
Stock Number PB2008-112487
Additional Subjects Adaptation options ; Communities ; Species ; Ecosystems ; Geographic distributions ; Biophysical characteristics ; Natural resources ; Forests ; Parks ; Wildlife refuges ; Rivers ; Estuaries ; Climate changes ; Uncertainity treatments ; Case studies ; Climate variables ; Synthesis and Assessment Product (SAP) 44 ; Climate sensitive ecosystems ; Climate sensitive resources ; National parks ; National wildlife refuges ; Marine protected areas
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2008-112487 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/10/2010
Collation 910p
Climate variables are key determinants of geographic distributions and biophysical characteristics of ecosystems, communities, and species. Climate change is therefore affecting many species attributes, ecological interactions, and ecosystem processes. Because changes in the climate system will continue into the future regardless of emissions mitigation, strategies for protecting climate-sensitive ecosystems through management will be increasingly important. While there will always be uncertainties associated with the future path of climate change, the response of ecosystems to climate impacts, and the effects of management, it is both possible and essential for adaptation to proceed using the best available science. This report provides a preliminary review of adaptation options for climate-sensitive ecosystems and resources in the United States. The term adaptation in this document refers to adjustments in human social systems (e.g., management) in response to climate stimuli and their effects. Since management always occurs in the context of desired ecosystem conditions or natural resource management goals, it is instructive to examine particular goals and processes used by different organizations to fulfill their objectives. Such an examination allows for discussion of specific adaptation options as well as potential barriers and opportunities for implementation. Using this approach, this report presents a series of chapters on the following selected management systems: National Forests, National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Wild and Scenic Rivers, National Estuaries, and Marine Protected Areas. For these chapters, the authors draw on the literature, their own expert opinion, and expert workshops composed of resource management scientists and representatives of managing agencies.