Climate Change Biology

Climate Change Biology

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Climate Change Biology, 2e examines the evolving discipline of human-induced climate change and the resulting shifts in the distributions of species and the timing of biological events. The text focuses on understanding the impacts of human-induced climate change by drawing on multiple lines of evidence, including paleoecology, modeling, and current observation. This revised and updated second edition emphasizes impacts of human adaptation to climate change on nature and greater emphasis on natural processes and cycles and specific elements. With four new chapters, an increased emphasis on tools for critical thinking, and a new glossary and acronym appendix, Climate Change Biology, 2e is the ideal overview of this field. * Expanded treatment of processes and cycles* Additional exercises and elements to encourage independent and critical thinking * Increased on-line supplements including mapping activities and suggested labs and classroom activities.
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Product details

  • Electronic book text | 464 pages
  • 191 x 235mm
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • Approx. 198 illustrations (198 in full color)
  • 012799923X
  • 9780127999234

About Lee Hannah

Lee Hannah is Senior Researcher in Climate Change Biology the Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science and Oceans at Conservation International (CI). Tracking with his interest in the role of climate change in conservation planning and methods of corridor design, he heads CI's efforts to develop conservation responses to climate change. He works collaboratively with the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara to model climate impacts on species in California, and with the National Botanical Institute in Cape Town, South Africa to model biotic change resulting from global warming in biodiversity hot spots in that region. He has written on the global extent of wilderness and the role of communities in the management of protected areas.
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Table of contents

1: Climate Change Biology, 2: Climate Change and the Climate System, 3: Changes in species ranges, 4: Changes in Timing and Process: Phenology, 5: Ecosystem Impacts, 6: Past Terrestrial Response, 7: Marine Ecosystem Changes, 8: Past Freshwater Changes, 9: Extinctions, 10: Insights from Experimentation, 11: Modeling Species and Ecosystem Response, 12: Estimating Extinction Risk from Climate Change, 13: Ecosystem Service and Human Linkages, 14: International Policy and Action, 15: Conservation Strategies: Protected Areas, Working Landscapes and Species, 16: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 17: Carbon Sinks and Sources, 18: Assessing Risks, Designing Solutions
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