Synopses & Reviews
Human-induced climate change is emerging as one of the gravest threats to biodiversity in history, and while a vast amount of literature on the ecological impact of climate change exists, very little has been dedicated to the management of wildlife populations and communities in the wake of unprecedented habitat changes. Wildlife Conservation in a Changing Climate is an essential resource, bringing together leaders in the fields of climate change ecology, wildlife population dynamics, and environmental policy to examine the impacts of climate change on populations of terrestrial vertebrates. Chapters assess the details of climate change ecology, including demographic implications for individual populations, evolutionary responses, impacts on movement patterns, alterations of species interactions, and predicting impacts across regions. The contributors also present a number of strategies by which conservationists and wildlife managers can counter or mitigate the impacts of climate change as well as increase the resilience of wildlife populations to such changes. A seminal contribution to the fields of ecology and conservation biology, Wildlife Conservation in a Changing Climate will serve as the spark that ignites a new direction of discussions about and action on the ecology and conservation of wildlife in a changing climate.
and#160;andldquo;Wildlife Conservation in a Changing Climate provides an important, cutting-edge, and forward-looking contribution toward our understanding of climate effects on wildlife species. Much of our current understanding in this field is largely a sketch of macroecological patterns and inferences. This book takes us a long step forward by filling in the sketchy understanding with detailed and nuanced biological information, not only about species-habitat associations, but also about speciesandrsquo; potential to adapt or migrate and the consequences for whole ecosystem structure and functioning. The bookandrsquo;s strength is that it is a compendium of work by both academic scientists and front-line conservation practitioners who are wrestling with ideas and practical ways to conserve wildlife in the face of changing climate. These essays set the standard for providing scientific insights for the practice of wildlife conservation in an era of changing climate.andrdquo;
“Recommended.” F. Huettmann, University of Alaska
and#8220;With research and practice quickly rising to the new challenges posed by climate change, any synthesis of this field is a moving target. Wildlife Conservation in a Changing Climate provides an admirable cross-section of this growing body of work. The authors should be congratulated for tackling a subject that is complex, multifaceted, and rapidly advancing.and#8221;
About the Author
Jedediah F. Brodie is assistant professor of conservation ecology at the University of British Columbia.
Eric Post is professor of ecology at the Pennsylvania State University.
Daniel F. Doak is professor in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Table of Contents
1Climate Change and Wildlife Conservationand#160;Jedediah F. Brodie, Eric S. Post, and Daniel F. Doak
Part 1and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Assessing and Predicting Climate Change Impact on Wildlifeand#160;
2Recent and Future Climatic Change and Its Potential Implications for Species and Ecosystemsand#160;Karen Carney, Brian Lazar, Charles Rodgers, Diana R. Lane, Russelland#160;Jones, Scott Morlando, and Allison E. Ebbets
and#160;3Natural Selection and Phenotypic Plasticity in Wildlife Adaptation to Climate Changeand#160;James D. Austin, Christine W. Miller and Robert J. Fletcher, Jr.
and#160;4Demographic Approaches to Assessing Climate Change Impact: An Application to Pond-Breeding Frogs and Shifting Hydropatternsand#160;John H. Matthews, W. Chris Funk, and Cameron Ghalambor
and#160;5Modeling Range Shifts for Invasive Vertebrates in Response to Climate Changeand#160;Damien A. Fordham, H. Resit Akandccedil;akaya, Miguel Araanduacute;jo, and Barry W.and#160;Brook
and#160;6Can We Predict Climate-Driven Changes to Disease Dynamics? Applications for Theory and Management in the Face of Uncertaintyand#160;Sara H. Paull and Pieter T.J. Johnson
and#160;7Rapid Assessment of Plant and Animal Vulnerability to Climate Changeand#160;Bruce E. Young, Kimberly R. Hall, Elizabeth Byers, Kelly Gravuer,and#160;Geoff Hammerson, Alan Redder, and Kristin Szabo
Part 2and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Case Studies of Climatic Effects on Wildlife Conservationand#160;
8Changing Rainfall and Obstructed Movements: Impact on African Ungulatesand#160;Norman Owen-Smith and Joseph O. Ogutu
and#160;9Ecological Effects of Climate Change on European Reptilesand#160;Jean Franandccedil;ois Le Galliard, Manuel Massot, Jean-Pierre Baron, and Jeanand#160;Clobert
and#160;10Arctic Shorebirds: Conservation of a Moving Target in Changing Timesand#160;Steve Zack and Joe Liebezeit
and#160;11Island Species with Nowhere to Goand#160;Lisa Manne
and#160;12Retreat of the American Pika: Up the Mountain or into the Void?and#160;Chris Ray, Erik Beever, and Scott Loarie
and#160;13Sensitivity of High Arctic Caribou Population Dynamics to Changes in the Frequency of Extreme Weather Eventsand#160;Joerg Tews, Rebecca Jeppesen, and Carolyn Callaghan
Part 3and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Promoting Resilience: Wildlife Management in the Face of Climate Changeand#160;
14Harvest Models for Changing Environmentsand#160;Mark S. Boyce, Kyle Knopff, Joseph Northrup, Justin Pitt, and Liv S.and#160;Vors
and#160;15From Connect-the-Dots to Dynamic Networks: Maintaining and Enhancing Connectivity as a Strategy to Address Climate Change Impacts on Wildlifeand#160;Molly S. Cross, Jodi A. Hilty, Gary M. Tabor, Joshua J. Lawler, Lisa J. and#160;Graumlich, and Joel Berger
and#160;16Restoring Predators as a Hedge against Climate Changeand#160;Chris C. Wilmers, Chris T. Darimont and Mark Hebblewhite
and#160;17Assisted Colonization of Wildlife Species at Risk from Climate Changeand#160;Viorel D. Popescu and Malcolm L. Hunter, Jr.
and#160;18The Integration of Forest Science and Climate Change Policy to Safeguard Biodiversity in a Changing Climateand#160;Nicholas Blay and Michael Dombeck
Concluding Remarksand#160;19What to Expect and How to Plan for Wildlife Conservation in the Face of Climate Changeand#160;Daniel F. Doak, Jedediah F. Brodie, and Eric S. Post