By Ph.D. Lara J. Hansen, Jennifer Ruth Hoffman Ph.D.
Weather swap calls for a transformation in how we envision, prioritize, and enforce conservation and administration of ordinary assets. Addressing threats posed by means of weather swap can't be easily an afterthought or an addendum, yet needs to be built-in into the very framework of the way we conceive of and behavior conservation and management. In weather Savvy, weather swap specialists Lara Hansen and Jennifer Hoffman provide 18 chapters that contemplate the consequences of weather switch for key source administration problems with our time—invasive species, corridors and connectivity, ecological recovery, toxins, and so forth. How will options have to swap to facilitate edition to a brand new weather regime? What steps do we take to advertise resilience? Based on collaboration with a variety of scientists, conservation leaders, and practitioners, the authors current basic principles in addition to functional steps and techniques that may support deal with this new reality. While weather swap poses actual threats, it additionally offers an opportunity for artistic new thinking. Climate Savvy offers a wide-ranging exploration of ways scientists, managers, and policymakers can use the problem of weather switch as a chance to construct a extra holistic and potent philosophy that embraces the inherent uncertainty and variability of the wildlife to paintings towards a stronger destiny.
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Climate Savvy: Adapting Conservation and Resource Management to a Changing World by Ph.D. Lara J. Hansen, Jennifer Ruth Hoffman Ph.D.