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
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.