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Fourth National Climate Assessment: Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States
Description: "This report, Volume II, draws on the foundational science described in Volume I, the Climate Science Special Report (CSSR). Volume II focuses on the human welfare, societal, and environmental elements of climate change and variability for 10 regions and
Source: United States. Global Change Research Program
Publication Date: Nov 23, 2018
Topics: Adaptation / Agriculture / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Energy management and conservation / Global issues, human impacts / Sea level rise / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Carbon sequestration in riparian forests: A global synthesis and meta-analysis
Description: "Restoration of deforested and degraded landscapes is a globally recognized strategy to sequester carbon, improve ecological integrity, conserve biodiversity, and provide additional benefits to human health and well-being. Investment in riparian forest re
Publication Date: Nov 8, 2018
Topics: Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation /

Building Ecological Resilience in Highly Modified Landscapes
Description: "Ecological resilience is a powerful heuristic for ecosystem management in the context of rapid environmental change. Significant efforts are underway to improve the resilience of biodiversity and ecological function to extreme events and directional chan
Source: San Francisco Estuary Institute
Publication Date: Nov 7, 2018
Topics: California: Bay Area and Delta / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species /

Optimizing carbon storage and biodiversity co-benefits in reforested riparian zones
Description: "Climate change and biodiversity loss are two global challenges that can be addressed simultaneously through reforestation of previously cleared land. However, carbon markets can encourage reforestations that focus on maximizing carbon storage, potentiall
Publication Date: Oct 8, 2018
Topics: Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / California: Statewide /

Global Warming of 1.5 Degrees C
Description: "An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable de
Source: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Publication Date: Oct 8, 2018
Topics: Adaptation / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Global issues, human impacts / Greenhouse gas (GHG) increases / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Sea level rise / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Understanding and Using Climate Adaptation Related Spatial Data in Regional Conservation Planning
Description: "Climate-driven shifts in species and ecosystems are complicating efforts to conserve biodiversity at the landscape scale. Recognizing this challenge, agencies and non-governmental organizations are increasingly searching for tools and information that al
Publication Date: Oct 4, 2018
Topics: Adaptation / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Video Training /

San Francisco Bay: Views of an Evolving Shoreline (Shoreview)
Description: "Explore the Bay shoreline and the consequences of sea level rise as climate change accelerates." Includes video, images, sea level rise forecasts, and impacts on the economy, contamination, wetlands, and recreation. (San Francisco Baykeeper)
Publication Date: Oct 1, 2018
Topics: California: Bay Area and Delta / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Flooding / Sea level rise / Water quality /

Ecological winners and losers of extreme drought in California
Description: "An unprecedented era of climatic volatility is altering ecosystems across our planet. The potential scale, pace and consequences of this global change have been modelled extensively, yet little empirical research has quantified the impacts of extreme cli
Publication Date: Aug 20, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species /

Managing for Salmon Resilience in California's Variable and Changing Climate
Description: "California's salmonids are at the southern limits of their individual species' ranges, and display a wide diversity of strategies to survive in California's highly variable climate. Land use changes after statehood in 1850 eliminated important habitats,
Publication Date: Aug 19, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species /

Methodology for Building Habitat Connectivity for Climate Adaptation: Mayacamas to Berryessa Connectivity Network (M2B)
Description: Evaluates connectivity of habitats between two mountain ranges in the North Bay Area. "It is also one of the first projects of its scale to specifically address habitat connectivity for resilience to climate change in a manner that could be exported to o
Publication Date: May 21, 2018
Topics: Adaptation / California: Bay Area and Delta / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species /


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