Tuesday, November 8, 2005

The Science of Global Warming: Climate Change and Conservation

A study by Krueggers published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science suggests that the impact of climate change on conservation planning may be greater than we thought.  Using regional climate modeling, the predicted reduction of current range of two oak species due to climate change was roughly twice that predicted by global climate modeling.  Climate change is expected to cut the current range of those species in half.  If similar results are found with other species, biodiversity conservation efforts will be vastly more difficult in the face of climate change.Regional climate modeling and range restrictions


Biodiversity, Climate Change, Governance/Management, International, Land Use, North America, Physical Science, Sustainability, US | Permalink

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