Climate change refugia

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Climate change is affecting the distribution, abundance, and persistence of species and ecosystems around the world. As natural resource managers are tasked with maintaining and protecting species and ecosystems from the effects of a changing climate, options for minimizing impacts are needed. Options for climate adaptation—the policy and management actions taken to minimize negative effects of climate change—include transition, resilience, and resistance strategies (Millar et al. 2007). Transition or “response” strategies focus on allowing inevitable changes to certain attributes of an ecosystem or species (e.g, species composition or ranges), while maintaining ecosystem function and/or desired ecosystem services.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Other Government Series
Title Climate change refugia
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher USDA Forest Service Climate Change Resource Center
Contributing office(s) Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
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