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About the Author
Adam Fenech, formerly a senior scientist with Environment Canada, is presently Director of the Climate Lab at the University of Prince Edward Island.
Don MacIver is Director of the Adaptation and Impacts Research Division of Environment Canada.
Robert Szaro is a former chief scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey.
Table of Contents
Avian Response to Climate Change in British Columbia, Canada-Toward a General Model Fred L. Bunnell Michael I. Preston Anthea C. M. Farr 9
Population Trends of Montane Birds in Southwestern Puerto Rico: Eight Years after the Passage of Hurricane Georeges Adrianne G. Tossas 29
Regional Bird Monitoring as a Tool for Predicting the Effects of Land Use and Climate Change on Pampas Biodiversity María Elena Zaccagnini Sonia Canavelli Noelia Calamari Anne M. Schrag 39
Impacts of Climate Extremes on Biodiversity in the Americas Marianne B. Karsh Don MacIver 53
Phenological Changes of Mammillaria mathildae Associated to Climatic Change in a Deciduous Tropical Forest Oscar García-Rubio Guadalupe Malda-Barrera 95
Tropical Tree Plantations with Native Species: Linking Carbon Storage with Concerns for Biodiversity Malena Sarlo Chrystal Healy Catherine Potvin 103
Biomass and Carbon Accumulation in Secondary Forests and Forest Plantations Used as Restoration Tools in the Caribbean Region of Costa Rica William Fonseca Federico E. Alice Johan Montero Henry Toruño Humberto Leblanc 123
Climate Change and Snow Depth Impacts on Vegetation at the Great Basin Desert-Sierra Nevada Ecotone Michael E. Loik Holly Alpert Alden B. Griffith 135
Appendix: Panama Statement 157
About The Contributors 177
What People are Saying About This
To implement the changes necessary for sustainable ecosystems that are biologically healthy, functional and diverse, humanity also needs hope and the ability to dream of a glorious coexistence with a planet teeming with life. Part of the solution lies in the natural world and its ability to instill wonder. Awakening the biophilia inherent in humanity can improve the outlook for biodiversity if everyone has more contact with life on Earth and becomes more aware of the negative trends that threaten it.