Climate change

Dudley, Nigel and Watson, James (2014). Climate change. In Nigel Dudley, Jessica L. Boucher, Annabelle Cuttelod, Thomas M. Brooks and Penny F. Langhammer (Ed.), Applications of key biodiversity areas: end-user consultations (pp. 92-95) Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.

Author Dudley, Nigel
Watson, James
Title of chapter Climate change
Title of book Applications of key biodiversity areas: end-user consultations
Place of Publication Gland, Switzerland
Publisher IUCN
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Year available 2014
ISBN 9782831716886
Editor Nigel Dudley
Jessica L. Boucher
Annabelle Cuttelod
Thomas M. Brooks
Penny F. Langhammer
Chapter number 26
Start page 92
End page 95
Total pages 4
Total chapters 28
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Human-forced climate change will directly and indirectly impact individual species distribution and abundance, creating challenges for fixed, spatially explicit delineations such as KBAs. Will KBAs become redundant under climate change? Five key issues are identified relating to: (1) implications for overall goal-setting for KBAs; (2) potential inclusion of climate refugia as a criterion in KBA selection processes; (3) the potential need for revising KBA locations, boundaries and even status when conditions change; (4) management implications of climate change in KBAs, including tighter restrictions on permissible use in areas likely to undergo major changes; and (5) ecosystem service implications in terms of climate change mitigation strategies. These all have major implications for KBA identification and management, and add important levels of complexity.
Keyword Climate change
Key biodiversity areas
Climate change mitigation strategies
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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