Climate Change

The prospect of climate change has shifted the discussion across many disciplines. Greg Czarnecki, director of the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program, explores the emerging role of land conservation in addressing this mounting threat. 

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Climate Change and Conservation

  • Effects of Climate Change on Aquatic Invasive Species

    This ELI-authored EPA report considers the interactions of climate change and aquatic invasive species, analyzing the existing scientific literature on climate change's effects on AIS and considering provisions for adapting existing state AIS management plans.

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  • Climate Change and Florida Scrub Jays

    by Defenders of Wildlife
    The potential impact of climate change on the threatened Florida scrub-jay was the subject of an analysis of scientific research by Defenders of Wildlife in 2007.

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  • Climate Change and Manatees

    by Defenders of Wildlife
    Researchers suggest that the increasing likelihood of larger and more frequent hurricanes from global warming raises the odds against manatees' survival.

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  • Climate Change and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

    by Defenders of Wildlife
    On Assateague Island, the potential effects of predicted sea-level rises due to global warming include loss some of habitat and negative impacts on roads, visitor facilities, and other infrastructure of this top tourist attraction. And that's if the pace is gradual.

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  • Climate Change and J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge

    by Defenders of Wildlife
    The tides, salinity, and estuarine nutrient exchange on which almost all of the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge's plants and wildlife depend, are beginning to show the effects of global warming

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