Designing Sustainable Landscapes – The Biodiversity and Spatial Information Center
The goal of this collaborative effort was to develop a framework for assessing the potential of different conservation design schemes to sustain wildlife populations in the Southeastern U.S. by providing states, joint ventures and other partners metrics for quantifying the potential impact of their management decisions.
Climate.Data.Gov – Federal
To help communities and individuals plan for the risks of drought, floods, and other climate-change-related impacts, the U.S. Government released a collection of datasets containing information relevant to the effects of climate change on ecosystems.
The National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) collected, integrated, and assessed observations and research from around the country, helping to show what is actually happening and what it means for peoples’ lives, livelihoods, and future.
A comprehensive review of the latest scientific findings on the climate of the Southeast and how climate affects people and natural ecosystems of the region. This is the technical report for the SE Chapter in the 2014 National Climate Assessment.
Indigenous communities across the U.S. share unique historical and cultural relationships with tribal or ancestral lands, significantly shaping their identities and adaptive opportunities. This is a section from the 2014 National Climate Assessment that discusses the impacts of climate change on Native communities.
The Working Group I contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth assessment Report (AR5) considers new evidence of climate change based on many independent scientific analyses from observations of the climate system, paleoclimate archives, theoretical studies of climate processes and simulations using climate models.
The assessment of impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability in the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (WGII AR5) evaluates how patterns of risks and potential benefits are shifting due to climate change. It considers how impacts and risks related to climate change can be reduced and managed through adaptation and mitigation.
Is designed to help fish and wildlife professionals and other conservation practitioners understand how vulnerability assessments can help them in responding to the challenges of managing natural resources in an era of rapid climate change
A Multi-disciplinary Assessment of the Southeastern United States Climate – Regional Environmental Change
A special issue report with contributions from several climate-related inter-disciplinary groups
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment Special Issue: Impacts of climate change on biodiversity, ecosystems, and ecosystem services – Ecological Society of America
The Special Issue of Ecological Society America tackles five major topics of concern: Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functionality, Ecosystem Services, Combined effects of climate and other pressures, and Preparation for change
Assessing ‘‘Dangerous Climate Change’’: Required Reduction of Carbon Emissions to Protect Young People, Future Generations and Nature – PLoS ONE
This paper provides an assessment of climate impacts of global warming using ongoing observations and paleoclimate data. It is based on Earth’s measured energy imbalance, paleoclimate data, and simple representations of the global carbon cycle and temperature to define emission reductions needed to stabilize climate and avoid potentially disastrous impacts on today’s young people, future generations, and nature.