Assessments of species' vulnerability to climate change: From pseudo to science

Biodiversity and Conservation
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Abstract

Climate change vulnerability assessments (CCVAs) are important tools to plan for and mitigate potential impacts of climate change. However, CCVAs often lack scientific rigor, which can ultimately lead to poor conservation prioritization and associated ecological and economic costs. We discuss the need to improve comparability and consistency of CCVAs and either validate their findings or improve assessment of CCVA uncertainty and sensitivity to methodological assumptions.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Assessments of species' vulnerability to climate change: From pseudo to science
Series title Biodiversity and Conservation
DOI 10.1007/s10531-016-1232-5
Volume 26
Issue 1
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher Chapman & Hall
Contributing office(s) Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
Description 7 p.
First page 223
Last page 229