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Monday, June 23, 2008

Adaption Options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released yet another of the Climate Change Science Program's synthesis and assessment products - this one focussing on adaptation of natural resources. At 910 pages, it's hard to imagine this being a helpful synthesis, but it does identify seven general categories of adaptation strategies:
1) Protecting key ecosystem features
2) Reducing anthropogenic stresses
3) Representation (preservation of species variants)
4) Replication (preservation of multiple examples of ecosystem types)
5) Ecosystem restoration
6) Refugia
7) Relocation

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