Climate change adaptation planning for biodiversity conservation: a review

Watson, James E. M., Rao, Madhu, Kang, Ai-Li and Yan, Xie (2012) Climate change adaptation planning for biodiversity conservation: a review. Advances in Climate Change Research, 3 1: 1-11. doi:10.3724/SP.J.1248.2012.00001


Author Watson, James E. M.
Rao, Madhu
Kang, Ai-Li
Yan, Xie
Title Climate change adaptation planning for biodiversity conservation: a review
Journal name Advances in Climate Change Research
ISSN 1673-1719
Publication date 2012-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.3724/SP.J.1248.2012.00001
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 3
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Place of publication Beijing, China
Publisher Qixiang Chubanshe / China Meteorological Press
Language eng
Abstract Climate change has been linked to well-documented changes in physiology, phenology, species distributions, and in some cases, extinction. Projections of future change point to dramatic shifts in the states of many ecosystems. Accommodating these shifts to effectively conserve biodiversity in the context of uncertain climate regimes represents one of the most difficult challenges faced by conservation planners. A number of adaptation strategies have been proposed for managing species and ecosystems in a changing climate. However, there has been little guidance available on integrating climate change adaptation strategies into contemporary conservation planning frameworks. The paper reviews the different approaches being used to integrate climate change adaptation into conservation planning, broadly categorizing strategies as continuing and extending on "best practice" principles and those that integrate species vulnerability assessments into conservation planning. We describe the characteristics of a good adaptation strategy emphasizing the importance of incorporating clear principles of flexibility and efficiency, accounting for uncertainty, integrating human response to climate change and understanding trade-offs.
Keyword Climate change adaptation
Conservation planning
Species conservation
Vulnerability analysis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Biological Sciences Publications
 
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