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Author Dallmeier, Francisco; Fenech, Adam; MacIver, Don; Szaro, Robert
Title Climate change, biodiversity and sustainability in the Americas : impacts and adaptations
Publisher Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Year 2010
Pages xii, 183 p.
Notes This book compiles the latest research on the effects of climate change on biodiversity in the Americas and the sustainability efforts being made to preserve the ecological integrity of these regions. Scientists working in Canada, Puerto Rico, Argentina, the USA, Mexico, Panama, and Costa Rica contribute their findings in such varied areas as avian populations, the impacts of climate extremes on biodiversity, carbon storage in tree plantations, and the relationship between precipitation and vegetation. The changing climate and human activity are affecting ecosystems throughout the Americas. Governments, NGOs, industries, and communities need to learn about these changes in order to adapt their planning, infrastructure, and operations to mitigate the loss of biodiversity.
ISBN 9780978846077
Languages English
Programme Areas Climate Change and Biodiversity
Organization Smithsonian Institution
Location QH101 C45 2010
Holdings 1
Type Monograph
Category GEN