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Ecological Consequences of Climate Change

Mechanisms, Conservation, and Management, 1st Edition

Edited by Erik A. Beever, Jerrold L. Belant

CRC Press

342 pages

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Contemporary climate change is a crucial management challenge for wildlife scientists, conservation biologists, and ecologists of the 21st century. Climate fingerprints are being detected and documented in the responses of hundreds of wildlife species and numerous ecosystems around the world. To mitigate and accommodate the influences of climate ch

Table of Contents

THE BASIS OF RECENT CLIMATE CHANGE: CLIMATE-SCIENCE FOUNDATIONS: Western Climate Change. SINGLE- AND MULTIPLE-SPECIES RELATIONSHIPS TO CLIMATE CHANGE: Amphibian Population Declines and Climate Change. Minimizing Uncertainty in Interpreting Responses of Butterflies to Climate Change. Advances, Limitations, and Synergies in Predicting Changes in Species' Distribution and Abundance under Contemporary Climate Change. Mammalian Distributional Responses to Climatic Changes: A Review and Research Prospectus. HIGHER-LEVEL ECOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIPS TO CLIMATE CHANGE: Effects of Climate Change on the Elevational Limits of Species Ranges. Climate Change and Sandy Beach Ecosystems. Response of Western Mountain Ecosystems to Climatic Variability and Change: A Collaborative Research Approach. MONITORING ECOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE: Precipitation Climatology at Selected LTER Sites: Regionalization and Dominant Circulation Patterns. Dealing with Uncertainty: Managing and Monitoring Canada's Northern National Parks in a Rapidly Changing World. CONSERVATION EFFORTS IN THE FACE OF RAPID CLIMATE CHANGE: Ensuring That Protected Areas Play an Effective Role in Mitigating Climate Change. Resource Managers Rise to the Challenge of Climate Change. CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH NEEDS: Ecological Consequences of Climate Change: Synthesis and Research Needs. Index.

About the Editors

Dr. Erik Beever received his BS in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Davis, in 1993 and his PhD in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno, in December 1999. He has published over 50 articles in diverse scientific journals and in numerous subdisciplines of biology. He has performed field research on plants, soils, amphibians, birds, reptiles, fishes, and insects, as well as small, medium, and large mammals. He is a member of the IUCN Protected Areas Specialist Group, the IUCN Lagomorph Specialist Group, as well as The Wildlife Society, the Society for Conservation Biology, American Society of Mammalogists, Sigma Xi, and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Dr. Jerrold Belant is Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Management and Director of the Carnivore Ecology Laboratory at Mississippi State University. He received his PhD degree from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Dr. Belant has authored over 100 publications in wildlife ecology, conservation, and management. He is the Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission's Small Carnivore Specialist Group and a member of the International Federation of Mammalogists. Dr. Belant is also Editor of Small Carnivore Conservation and Associate Editor for Ursus, Natural Areas Journal, and Latin American Journal of Conservation.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
NAT011000
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCI070000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General