Climate adaptation seeks to reduce the vulnerability of biological and social systems to the impacts of climate change. Climate adaptation is a way of managing this change. In some cases, it will involve adjustments to management strategies in light of climate shifts. In other cases, it will require complete reassessments and modification of conservation goals along with new strategies to achieve those goals. As humans adapt to climate change, there are opportunities as well as risks for biodiversity conservation.
This theme brings together leading researchers to tackle some of the most pressing questions related to climate adaptation and biodiversity conservation. For more information on these topics, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Climate adaptation activities
|Adaptation evidence and guidance||Reviewing evidence and guidance to inform adaptation||James Pearce-Higgins, Wendy Foden|
|Genetic rescue||Genetic rescue and climate change adaptability||Laura Thompson
|Historical knowledge for adaptation||Criteria for using historical knowledge to better inform the conservation management of future biodiversity under climate change||Damien Fordham|
|Innovative adaptation||Promoting innovation and creativity in the design of adaptation strategies||Bruce Stein
|Opportunities from human responses||Opportunities for biodiversity conservation arising from human climate change adaptation and mitigation||Lesley Hughes
|Paleo perspectives||Using paleoecology to better understand species’ and ecosystems’ resilience and adaptive capacity in climate change||Steve Jackson
|Social Acceptability of Adaptation Measures||Guidelines for assessing social impacts of climate change adaptation||Shannon Hagerman
|Species Conservation Planning||Incorporating climate change into Species Conservation Planning||Tara Martin
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