Climate Change, Pollution, Habitat Degradation... What’s a Bird or a Wetland to Do?

By Rachel M. Gregg

Earlier this year, the National Climate Assessment shared its initial conclusions with the world. A number of technical reports informed those facts and are now emerging in the literature.  EcoAdapt's own Lara Hansen co-authored two of these new articles!

Preparing for and Managing Change: Climate Adaptation for Biodiversity and Ecosystems emphasizes the strides made in the conservation world with respect to managing for change rather than maintaining the status quo and provides a framework through which to view adaptation as an ongoing process rather than a fixed endpoint.

The Added Complications of Climate Change: Understanding and Managing Biodiversity and Ecosystems addresses the exacerbating factors of environmental stressors that cause ecosystem degradation and how the interactions between these stressors and climate change will complicate natural resource management.

It might be more than you can bear to think about, but climate change is not a lone agent of change! Fortunately, there are clever and engaged scientists and practitioners paying attention to these intricacies. Stay tuned for more information!