Wildlife Responses to Climate Change: North American Case Studies / Edition 1

Wildlife Responses to Climate Change: North American Case Studies / Edition 1

by Stephen H. Schneider
     
 

Schneider (biological sciences, Stanford U.) and Root (natural resources and the environment, U. of Michigan) present eight case studies that originated in fellowships granted by the National Wildlife Federation to graduate students. The case studies explore how global climate change has impacted U.S. ecosystems and individual wildlife species. After the presentation… See more details below

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Schneider (biological sciences, Stanford U.) and Root (natural resources and the environment, U. of Michigan) present eight case studies that originated in fellowships granted by the National Wildlife Federation to graduate students. The case studies explore how global climate change has impacted U.S. ecosystems and individual wildlife species. After the presentation of a broad overview of the topic, penned by the editors, the case studies explore how climate change has affected the range boundaries of butterflies, the balance between predators and prey in ecosystems, the levels of snow cover that certain subalpine plants are used to, and damage to indigenous species because of the range expansion of kudzu and other nonnative plant and animal species. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559639255
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
1
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction: The Rationale for the National Wildlife Federation Cohort of Young Scientists Studying Wildlife Responses to Climate Change
Climate Change: Overview and Implications for Wildlife1
Ch. 1Climate Change and Its Effect on Species Range Boundaries: A Case Study of the Sachem Skipper Butterfly, Atalopedes campestris57
Ch. 2Butterflies as Model Systems for Understanding and Predicting Climate Change93
Ch. 3Historical Studies of Species' Responses to Climate Change: Promises and Pitfalls127
Ch. 4Community Responses to Climate Change: Links Between Temperature and Keystone Predation in a Rocky Intertidal System165
Ch. 5Testing Climate Change Predictions with the Subalpine Species Delphinium nuttallianum201
Ch. 6Modeling Potential Impacts of Climate Change on the Spatial Distribution of Vegetation in the United States with a Probabilistic Biogeography Approach251
Ch. 7Climate Change and the Susceptibility of U.S. Ecosystems in Biological Invasions: Two Cases of Expected Range Expansion277
Ch. 8Climate Change, Whitebark Pine, and Grizzly Bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem343
Conclusion: Climate Change and Wildlife - A Look Ahead415
Contributors421
Index425

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