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Main Title A framework for categorizing the relative vulnerability of threatened and endangered species to climate change /
Author Galbraith, Hector. ; H. Galbraith ; J. Price
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Price, Jeff.
CORP Author World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC.; Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, Dummerston, VT.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. National Center for Environmental Assessment.
Publisher Global Change Research Program, National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Envrionmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2009
Report Number EPA 600-R-09-011
Stock Number PB2010-102951
OCLC Number 651626597
Subjects Endangered species. ; Climatic changes.
Additional Subjects Climate changes ; Wildlife management ; Endangered species ; Animals ; Protection ; Trends ; Regions ; Climate ; Arid land ; Spatial distribution ; Humidity
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ELAD  EPA 600-R-09-011 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 02/17/2017 DISPERSAL
NTIS  PB2010-102951 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 04/04/2019
Collation viii, 113 pages : illustrations
This report describes an evaluative framework that may be used to categorize the relative vulnerability of species to climate change. Four modules compose this framework: Module 1 categorizes baseline vulnerability to extinction or major population reduction by scoring those elements of the species life history, demographics, and conservation status that influence the likelihood of its survival or extinction (excluding climatic changes); Module 2 scores the likely vulnerability of a species to future climate change, including the species potential physiological, behavioral, demographic, and ecological response to climate change; Module 3 combines the results of Modules 1 and 2 into a matrix to produce an overall score of the species vulnerability to climate change, which maps to an adjectival category, such as critically vulnerable, highly vulnerable, less vulnerable, and least vulnerable; Module 4 is a qualitative determination of uncertainty of overall vulnerability (high, medium, and low) based on evaluations of uncertainty done in each of the first 3 modules. To illustrate the use of this framework, it was applied to five U.S. threatened and endangered species and one species that has since been delisted. Based on the authors evaluation, four of those species were categorized as critically vulnerable: the golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia), the salt marsh harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris), the Mount Graham red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus grahamensis), and the Lahontan cutthroat trout (Oncorhyncus clarki henshawi). The desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) was characterized as highly vulnerable and the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) -- now delisted, except for the southwest population -- was categorized as less vulnerable. Certainty scores in Module 4 ranged between medium and high and reflect the amount and quality of information available.
Format not distributed to depository libraries. "February 2009." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/600/R-09/011."