Climate Change and U.S. Natural Resources: Advancing the Nation's Capability to Adapt

Climate change is affecting land, water, and biodiversity in a variety of ways. Higher temperatures, altered precipitation patterns, increasing extreme events (droughts and floods), and increasing disturbances are occurring across the United States, with detrimental effects on sensitive systems. These kinds of changes, combined with other ongoing stresses, such as landscape fragmentation, could dramatically hinder the ability of natural resource managers to maintain established goals for ecosystems and species now and in the future. The purpose of this Issue is to provide a broad perspective on approaches for adapting to climate change impacts on national water and land resources and biodiversity. Using examples from different management settings, we explore ways to apply management options that allow natural and managed systems to adjust to the range of potential variations in future climate conditions.

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Climate change is affecting land, water, and biodiversity in a variety of ways. Higher temperatures, altered precipitation patterns, increasing extreme events (droughts and floods), and increasing disturbances are occurring across the United States, with detrimental effects on sensitive systems. These kinds of changes, combined with other ongoing stresses, such as landscape fragmentation, could dramatically hinder the ability of natural resource managers to maintain established goals for ecosystems and species now and in the future. The purpose of this Issue is to provide a broad perspective on approaches for adapting to climate change impacts on national water and land resources and biodiversity. Using examples from different management settings, we explore ways to apply management options that allow natural and managed systems to adjust to the range of potential variations in future climate conditions.

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Keyword Climate change, Water resources, Land resources, biodiversity
Date Of Record Creation 2019-01-26 19:50:21
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Date Last Modified 8/4/2014 13:21
Language English
Date Record Checked: 8/4/2014 13:14 (W3C-DTF)

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