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RECORD NUMBER: 24 OF 1965

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Main Title A summary of NHEERL ecological research on global climate change /
Author Beedlow, P. A. ; Tingey, D. T. ;
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Beedlow, P. A.
Tingey, David T.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory,
Year Published 2007
Report Number EPA/600/R-05/007;
Stock Number PB2007-107851
OCLC Number 215195835
Subjects Climatic changes. ; Global temperature changes. ; Ecology. ; Ecosystem health--United States. ; Climatic changes--Environmental aspects.
Additional Subjects Global climate change ; Ecological research ; Coastal wetlands ; Amphibian decline ; Coastal cities ; Natural habitat ; National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab (NHEERL)
Holdings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
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Status
EKCD  EPA/600/R-05/007 NHEERL/GED Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 02/14/2014
ELBD RPS EPA 600-R-05-007 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/18/2018
NTIS  PB2007-107851 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 04/04/2019
Collation 1 volume, various pagings : color illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Abstract
NHEERL is studying the potential effects of global change on vulnerable ecosystems. Species or ecosystems whose natural habitat is within an ecotone are expected to exhibit the first signals of global change. Latitudinal migration of high altitude wild flowers, for example, may be such a signal. Identification of changes within these sentinel species would significantly decrease the uncertainty as to whether climate change is indeed occurring and provide information on the vulnerability of these sensitive ecosystems to climate change. Our research also focuses on coastal areas which are extremely vulnerable to sea-level rise and therefore considered high risk. The high population density, loss of coastal wetlands, the costs of defending sheltered shorelines and property, the loss of beaches and recreational facilities, as well as the impact on the infrastructure of coastal cities(i.e., sewers, drinking water supplies, etc.) establish the coastal regions as the most vulnerable region to climate change. The last component of our research focuses on the impacts of atmospheric stressors -- such as UV-B -- on ecosystem health, including potential linkages to amphibian decline.
Notes
"EPA/600/R-05/007." "April 2007." Includes bibliographical references.