Preliminary Review of Adaptation Options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources

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The U.S. Government's Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) is responsible for providing the best science-based knowledge possible to inform management of the risks and opportunities associated with changes in the climate and related environmental systems. To support its mission, the CCSP has commissioned 21 "synthesis and assessment products" (SAPs) to advance decision making on climate change-related issues by providing current evaluations of climate change science and identifying priorities for research, observation, and decision support. This Report-SAP 4.4-focuses on federally managed lands and waters to provide a "Preliminary Review of Adaptation Options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources." It is one of seven reports that support Goal 4 of the CCSP Strategic Plan to understand the sensitivity and adaptability of different natural and managed ecosystems and human systems to climate and related global changes.
The purpose of SAP 4.4 is to provide useful information on the state of knowledge regarding adaptation options for key, representative ecosystems and resources that may be sensitive to climate variability and change. As its title suggests, this report is a preliminary review, defined as "the process of collecting and reviewing available information about known or potential adaptation options."

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Creation Date: June 2008
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UNT Libraries
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Environmental Policy Collection
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Creator (Editor):
Julius, Susan Herrod

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Creator (Editor):
West, Jordan M.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Creator (Author):
Baron, Jill S.

U.S. Geological Survey and Colorado State University

Creator (Author):
Joyce, Linda A.

U.S.D.A. Forest Service

Creator (Author):
Kareiva, Peter

The Nature Conservancy

Creator (Author):
Keller, Brian D.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Creator (Author):
Palmer, Margaret

University of Maryland

Creator (Author):
Peterson, Charles

University of North Carolina

Creator (Author):
Scott, J. Michael

U.S. Geological Survey and University of Idaho

Creator (Author):
Griffith, Brad

U.S. Geological Survey

Publisher Info:
Publisher Info: www.climatescience.gov
Place of Publication: Washington, DC, USA
Date(s):
  • Creation: June 2008
Description:

The U.S. Government's Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) is responsible for providing the best science-based knowledge possible to inform management of the risks and opportunities associated with changes in the climate and related environmental systems. To support its mission, the CCSP has commissioned 21 "synthesis and assessment products" (SAPs) to advance decision making on climate change-related issues by providing current evaluations of climate change science and identifying priorities for research, observation, and decision support. This Report-SAP 4.4-focuses on federally managed lands and waters to provide a "Preliminary Review of Adaptation Options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources." It is one of seven reports that support Goal 4 of the CCSP Strategic Plan to understand the sensitivity and adaptability of different natural and managed ecosystems and human systems to climate and related global changes.
The purpose of SAP 4.4 is to provide useful information on the state of knowledge regarding adaptation options for key, representative ecosystems and resources that may be sensitive to climate variability and change. As its title suggests, this report is a preliminary review, defined as "the process of collecting and reviewing available information about known or potential adaptation options."

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ii, 72, 15 p. : col. ill.

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Keyword(s): environmental change | climate variables | ecosystems | water | Wildlife refuges | parks | forests | marine ecology | human contributions and responses
Added Title: U.S. Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.4, June 2008
Series Title: Synthesis and Assessment Product
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UNT Libraries
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Environmental Policy Collection
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Resource Type: Book
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