Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainability in the Americas: Impacts and Adaptations

Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainability in the Americas: Impacts and Adaptations


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ISBN-13: 9781935623724
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Francisco Dallmeier is Director of the Center for Conservation, Education, and Sustainability at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. 

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

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

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

Index 167

About The Contributors 177

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Thomas Lovejoy

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.

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