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The report Between a Rock and a Hot Place: Climate Change Adaptation and Resource Management for the Sky Island Region is now available online. This workshop was the second in a three part Climate... [show full description]
The report Between a Rock and a Hot Place: Climate Change Adaptation and Resource Management for the Sky Island Region is now available online. This workshop was the second in a three part Climate Adaptation Workshop series convened by Sky Island Alliance and EcoAdapt in April 2011. The focus was on biology, vulnerabilities, and adaptation strategies specific to the Sky Island region with the goal to develop individual and collective actions to address climate change impacts. For more information on the Sky Island Alliance Climate Adaptation Workshop series, please go to: http://www.skyislandalliance.org/adaptationworkshops.htm
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Document Citation: Prepared by EcoAdapt's A. Score and L.J. Hansen, and Sky Island Alliance's L. Misztal.
 
This three-day meeting brought together 72 international experts in cetacean biology, oceanography, biodiversity, conservation and climate to discuss the current status of cetacean and other marine... [show full description]
This three-day meeting brought together 72 international experts in cetacean biology, oceanography, biodiversity, conservation and climate to discuss the current status of cetacean and other marine populations in the eastern tropical Pacific and to assess their vulnerability and adaptation options to climate change in the region. This is the first effort in the region to collate oceanographic and climate knowledge in the context of vulnerabilities and adaptation options for marine organisms. Although it did not aspire to be comprehensive, it will serve as a platform to stimulate further regional work towards adaptation of marine habitats to climate change.
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Document Citation: Hoffman, J., Fonseca, A., and Drews, C. (Eds.). 2009. Cetaceans and Other Marine Biodiversity of the Eastern Tropical Pacific: Options for Adapting to Climate Change. Report from a workshop held February 9-11, 2009, Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica.
 
To meet that need, reef managers, scientists and reef users from across South Florida have developed this Climate Change Action Plan for the Florida Reef System 2010-2015(Action Plan) as a product... [show full description]
To meet that need, reef managers, scientists and reef users from across South Florida have developed this Climate Change Action Plan for the Florida Reef System 2010-2015(Action Plan) as a product of the Florida Reef Resilience Program (FRRP). The Action Plan is intended to guide coordination of reef management across many jurisdictions and serve as a more detailed, Florida specific companion to the climate change goal and objectives in “NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Goals & Objectives 2010-2015” (NOAA CRCP 2009).
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Document Citation: Florida Reef Resilience Program. 2010. Climate Change Action Plan for the Florida Reef System.
 
Climate change has arrived in America’s National Parks. Native trees and animals are losing ground because changing temperature and weather patterns are making the availability of food, water, and... [show full description]
Climate change has arrived in America’s National Parks. Native trees and animals are losing ground because changing temperature and weather patterns are making the availability of food, water, and shelter less certain. Fish and wildlife are being driven from their national park homes by changes that are unfolding faster than the animals’ ability to adapt. If we fail to act, some wildlife may even go extinct. Fortunately there’s still time to protect the parks’ living legacy. If we stop contributing to global warming pollution, ensure that the parks have clean air and water, give wildlife freedom to move to new homes as the climate warms, and take other steps, America’s national parks will continue to support abundant, healthy wildlife populations.
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Document Citation: National Parks Conservation Association. 2009. Climate Change and National Park Wildlife: A Survival Guide for a Warming World.
 
Document Citation: Graumlich, L., E. Rowland, R. Hebda, L. Hansen, and G. Tabor. 2010. Climate Change In The Yellowstone to Yukon Region: What The Science Is Saying and What It Means For Conservation. In: Graumlich, L. and W.L. Francis (Eds.). 2010. Moving Toward Climate Change Adaptation: The Promise of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative for addressing the Region’s Vulnerabilities. Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. Canmore, AB.
 
In recognition of the potential threat posed by climate change to the ecology of the Eastern Pacific and in support of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC initiatives regarding the impact of... [show full description]
In recognition of the potential threat posed by climate change to the ecology of the Eastern Pacific and in support of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC initiatives regarding the impact of climate change on cetaceans, the government of Costa Rica hosted a Workshop on Climate Change and Adaptation Options for Cetaceans and Other Marine Biodiversity of the Eastern Pacific, in Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica, 9-11 February 2009. This three-day meeting was presided by Roberto Dobles, Costa Rica’s minister of environment, and brought together 72 international experts in cetacean biology, oceanography, biodiversity, conservationand climate to discuss the current status of cetacean populations in the eastern tropical Pacific and to assess their vulnerability and adaptation options to climate change in the region.
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Document Citation: Fonseca, A., D. Palacios, J. Hoffman, and M. Simmonds. 2009. Meeting Report: "Workshop on Climate Change & Adaptation Options for Cetaceans and Other Marine Biodiversity of the Eastern Pacific," Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica, 9-11 February 2009. The Society for Marine Mammalogy Newsletter 17(2):6-7.
 
EcoAdapt is proud to provide the following monitoring framework prepared for the MPA Monitoring Enterprise. The MPA Monitoring Enterprise, a program of the California Ocean Science Trust, is tasked... [show full description]
EcoAdapt is proud to provide the following monitoring framework prepared for the MPA Monitoring Enterprise. The MPA Monitoring Enterprise, a program of the California Ocean Science Trust, is tasked with developing and implementing monitoring of California’s emerging statewide MPA network. The Monitoring Enterprise engaged EcoAdapt to develop and recommend an approach to supplement MPA monitoring with climate change monitoring that can track climate change effects on habitats and species, understand the effects on MPA performance and evaluate climate change adaptation measures.
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Document Citation: MPA Monitoring Enterprise. 2012. Monitoring climate effects in temperate marine ecosystems. California Ocean Science Trust, Oakland, CA. February 2012. Prepared by EcoAdapt (Score, A., R.M. Gregg and L.J. Hansen).
 
Developing an adaptation strategy for a region as enormous and variable as the Pacific is no small task. The complexity of climate change and its combined effects on human and natural systems in many... [show full description]
Developing an adaptation strategy for a region as enormous and variable as the Pacific is no small task. The complexity of climate change and its combined effects on human and natural systems in many ways provides an opportunity for governments, organizations, and individuals across this region to join together to develop a shared solution. This paper identifies the organizations taking action on climate change adaptation, outlines general approaches to reducing climate change vulnerability, provides case studies of efforts already underway, and proposes a broader approach to adaptation across the Pan-Pacific region.
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Document Citation: Toward a Pan-Pacific Strategy to Reduce Vulnerability to the Effects of Climate Change 2008. Prepared for the Ocean Conservancy by EcoAdapt's Lara Hansen, Jennie Hoffman and Eric Miilbrecht.