Scanning the Conservation Horizon: A Guide to Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

This report from the National Wildlife Federation is designed to assist fish and wildlife managers and other conservation and resource professionals to better plan, execute, and interpret vulnerability assessments in support of wildlife conservation and ecosystem-based adaptation.  Key steps for assessing ecosystems, habitats and species vulnerability to climate change are described. This guidance material details various approaches for assessing sensitivity, exposure, and adaptive capacity, at each of these biological levels. This report also provides an overview of and guidance for the use of climate and ecological response models relevant to conducting fish and wildlife vulnerability assessments. 

Publication Date: 2011

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