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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 /

Grasslands may be more reliable carbon sinks than forests in California
Description: "Although natural terrestrial ecosystems have sequestered ~25% of anthropogenic CO2 emissions, the long-term sustainability of this key ecosystem service is under question. Forests have traditionally been viewed as robust carbon (C) sinks; however, extrem
Source: University of California, Davis
Publication Date: Jul 10, 2018
Topics: California: Statewide / Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation /

Ecosystem management and land conservation can substantially contribute to California's climate mitigation goals
Description: "Combatting climate change will require using all available tools, especially those that contribute to other societal and economic goals, such as natural resource protection and energy security. Conserving and managing natural and agricultural lands to re
Publication Date: Nov 13, 2017
Topics: Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation /

Natural climate solutions
Description: "Most nations recently agreed to hold global average temperature rise to well below 2 degrees C. We examine how much climate mitigation nature can contribute to this goal with a comprehensive analysis of 'natural climate solutions' (NCS): 20 conservation,
Publication Date: Oct 16, 2017
Topics: Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation /

Defining ecological drought for the 21st century
Description: " ... Existing drought definitions describing meteorological drought impacts (agricultural, hydrological, and socioeconomic) view drought through a human-centric lens and do not fully address the ecological dimensions of drought. Redmond (2002) posed the
Publication Date: Jun 26, 2017
Topics: Drought / Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species /

Connecting the Dots Between Water, Energy, Food, and Ecosystems Issues for Integrated Water Management in a Changing Climate
Description: "The water, energy, and food (WEF) nexus and related ecosystems have complex linkages with climate change implications. The overall objectives of this white paper are to provide background on this important subject, and help local water managers and the p
Source: California. Dept. of Water Resources
Publication Date: Feb 16, 2017
Topics: Agriculture / California: Statewide / Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Energy management and conservation / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance /

Land use and land cover change modeling
Description: "There are large uncertainties in how land and climate systems will evolve and interact to shape future ecosystem carbon dynamics. To address this uncertainty, we developed the Land-Use and Carbon Scenario Simulator (LUCAS) to track changes in land use, l
Source: United States. Geological Survey
Publication Date: Dec 20, 2016
Topics: Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Land Use, environmental management systems, and regulation /

Nonlinear, interacting responses to climate limit grassland production under global change
Description: "Global environmental change involves many factors that occur simultaneously, yet they are usually studied in isolation. Here we report a long-term global change experiment that subjected California grassland to multiple individual and simultaneous change
Source: Stanford University
Publication Date: Sep 6, 2016
Topics: California: Statewide / Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species /

Plant responses to increasing CO2 reduce estimates of climate impacts on drought severity
Description: "We show that the water savings that plants experience under high CO2 conditions compensate for much of the effect of warmer temperatures, keeping the amount of water on land, on average, higher than we would predict with common drought metrics, and with
Publication Date: Aug 29, 2016
Topics: Agriculture / Drought / Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Greenhouse gas (GHG) increases / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species /

Effects of climate change on tidal marshes along a latitudinal gradient in California
Description: "The coastal region of California supports a wealth of ecosystem services including habitat provision for wildlife and fisheries. Tidal marshes, mudflats, and shallow bays within coastal estuaries link marine, freshwater and terrestrial habitats, and prov
Source: United States. Geological Survey
Publication Date: Aug 5, 2016
Topics: California: Statewide / Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Sea level rise /

 

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