Climate and Conservation

Landscape and Seascape Science, Planning, and Action

  • Jodi A. Hilty
  • Jodi A. Hilty
  • Charles C. Chester
  • Molly S. Cross

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Setting the Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Charles C. Chester, Jodi A. Hilty, Stephen C. Trombulak
      Pages 3-15
    3. Molly S. Cross, Anne M. Schrag, Evan H. Girvetz, Carolyn A. F. Enquist
      Pages 16-30
  3. Equatorial and Tropical Landscapes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Anton Seimon, Andrew Plumptre
      Pages 33-44
    3. Eneas Salati, Marc Dourojeanni, Agenor Mundim, Gilvan Sampaio, Thomas Lovejoy
      Pages 45-55
    4. Margaret Buck Holland
      Pages 56-66
  4. Temperate and Mediterranean Landscapes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Meg Krawchuk, Kim Lisgo, Shawn Leroux, Pierre Vernier, Steve Cumming, Fiona Schmiegelow
      Pages 69-79
    3. Lee Hannah, Dave Panitz, Guy Midgley
      Pages 80-91
    4. Evan H. Girvetz, Robert McDonald, Michael Heiner, Joseph Kiesecker, Galbadrakh Davaa, Chris Pague et al.
      Pages 92-103
    5. Anne M. Schrag, Steve Forrest
      Pages 104-114
    6. Meade Krosby, Jennifer R. Hoffman, Joshua J. Lawler, Brad H. Mcrae
      Pages 115-125
  5. Freshwater and Seascapes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Leopold Füreder, Aurelia Ullrich-Schneider, Thomas Scheurer
      Pages 129-143
    3. Brian D. Smith, Elisabeth Fahrni Mansur
      Pages 144-154
    4. Stacy Jupiter, Caleb Mcclennen, Elizabeth Matthews
      Pages 155-169
    5. Marianne Fish
      Pages 170-183
  6. Montane Landscapes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185

About this book


Climate and Conservation presents case studies from around the world of leading-edge projects focused on climate change adaptation-regional-scale endeavors where scientists, managers, and practitioners are working to protect biodiversity by protecting landscapes and seascapes in response to threats posed by climate change.

The book begins with an introductory section that frames the issues and takes a systematic look at planning for climate change adaptation. The nineteen chapters that follow examine particular case studies in every part of the world, including landscapes and seascapes from equatorial, temperate, montane, polar, and marine and freshwater regions. Projects profiled range from North American grasslands to boreal forests to coral reefs to Alpine freshwater environments.

Chapter authors have extensive experience in their respective regions and are actively engaged in working on climate-related issues. The result is a collection of geographical case studies that allows for effective cross-comparison while at the same time recognizing the uniqueness of each situation and locale.

Climate and Conservation offers readers tangible, place-based examples of projects designed to protect large landscapes as a means of conserving biodiversity in the face of the looming threat of global climate change. It informs readers of how a diverse set of conservation actors have been responding to climate change at a scale that matches the problem, and is an essential contribution for anyone involved with large-scale biodiversity conservation.


Biodiversity Climate change Conservation Environmental management Landscape/seascape

Editors and affiliations

  • Jodi A. Hilty
    • 1
  • Jodi A. Hilty
    • 1
  • Charles C. Chester
    • 2
  • Molly S. Cross
    • 3
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.environmental politics at Brandeis University and the Fletcher School at Tufts UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Wildlife Conservation SocietyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Island Press 2012
  • Publisher Name Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-59726-219-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61091-203-7
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