U.S. Natural Resources and Climate Change: Concepts and Approaches for Management Adaptation

@article{West2009USNR,
  title={U.S. Natural Resources and Climate Change: Concepts and Approaches for Management Adaptation},
  author={Jordan M West and Susan H Julius and Peter M. Kareiva and Carolyn Enquist and Joshua J. Lawler and Brian Petersen and Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and M. Rebecca Shaw},
  journal={Environmental Management},
  year={2009},
  volume={44},
  pages={1001 - 1021}
}
Public lands and waters in the United States traditionally have been managed using frameworks and objectives that were established under an implicit assumption of stable climatic conditions. However, projected climatic changes render this assumption invalid. Here, we summarize general principles for management adaptations that have emerged from a major literature review. These general principles cover many topics including: (1) how to assess climate impacts to ecosystem processes that are key… CONTINUE READING
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