Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sven Rannow, Marco Neubert, Lars Stratmann
      Pages 3-13 Open Access
  3. Climate Change and Potential Impacts in Central and Eastern Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Ivonne Anders, Judith Stagl, Ingeborg Auer, Dirk Pavlik
      Pages 17-30 Open Access
    3. Judith Stagl, Elisabeth Mayr, Hagen Koch, Fred F. Hattermann, Shaochun Huang
      Pages 31-43 Open Access
    4. Anca Sârbu, Georg Janauer, Ingolf Profft, Mitja Kaligarič, Mihai Doroftei
      Pages 45-60 Open Access
  4. Tools and Concepts for Climate Change Adapted Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Katrin Vohland, Sven Rannow, Judith Stagl
      Pages 63-76 Open Access
    3. Jadwiga Sienkiewicz, Apolonia Ostrowska, Katrin Vohland, Lars Stratmann, Mateusz Grygoruk
      Pages 77-94 Open Access
    4. Michael Förster, Marc Zebisch, Iris Wagner-Lücker, Tobias Schmidt, Kathrin Renner, Marco Neubert
      Pages 95-113 Open Access
    5. Iris Wagner-Lücker, Michael Förster, Georg Janauer
      Pages 115-134 Open Access
    6. Moritz Gies, Juliane Albrecht, Jadwiga Sienkiewicz
      Pages 135-158 Open Access
    7. Christian Wilke, Sven Rannow
      Pages 159-172 Open Access
  5. Approaches to Adapt Management to Impacts of Climate Change in Selected Areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Ákos Malatinszky, Szilvia Ádám, Eszter Falusi, Dénes Saláta, Károly Penksza
      Pages 197-207 Open Access
    3. Mateusz Grygoruk, Urszula Biereżnoj-Bazille, Michał Mazgajski, Jadwiga Sienkiewicz
      Pages 209-232 Open Access
    4. Anca Sârbu, Paulina Anastasiu, Daniela Smarandache
      Pages 259-266 Open Access
  6. Conclusion and Recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Sven Rannow, Christian Wilke, Moritz Gies, Marco Neubert
      Pages 291-303 Open Access
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 305-308

About this book


Beginning with an overview of data and concepts developed in the EU-project HABIT-CHANGE, this book addresses the need for sharing knowledge and experience in the field of biodiversity conservation and climate change. There is an urgent need to build capacity in protected areas to monitor, assess, manage and report the effects of climate change and their interaction with other pressures. The contributors identify barriers to the adaptation of conservation management, such as the mismatch between planning reality and the decision context at site level. Short and vivid descriptions of case studies, drawn from investigation areas all over Central and Eastern Europe, illustrate both the local impacts of climate change and their consequences for future management. These focus on ecosystems most vulnerable to changes in climatic conditions, including alpine areas, wetlands, forests, lowland grasslands and coastal areas. The case studies demonstrate the application of adaptation strategies in protected areas like National Parks, Biosphere Reserves and Natural Parks, and reflect the potential benefits as well as existing obstacles. A general section provides the necessary background information on climate trends and their effects on abiotic and biotic components. Often, the parties to policy change and conservation management, including managers, land users and stakeholders, lack both expertise and incentives to undertake adaptation activities. The authors recognise that achieving the needed changes in behavior – habit – is as much a social learning process as a matter of science-based procedure. They describe the implementation of modeling, impact assessment and monitoring of climate conditions, and show how the results can support efforts to increase stakeholder involvement in local adaptation strategies. The book concludes by pointing out the need for more work to communicate the cross-sectoral nature of biodiversity protection, the value of well-informed planning in the long-term process of adaptation, the definition of acceptable change, and the motivational value of exchanging experience and examples of good practice.


biodiversity climate adaptation conservation biology conservation management nature conservation

Editors and affiliations

  • Sven Rannow
    • 1
  • Marco Neubert
    • 2
  1. 1.Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban & Regional DevelopmentDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban & Regional DevelopmentDresdenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s)(if applicable) and the Author(s) 2014
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7959-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7960-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0919
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