Scientists have been warning for years that human activity is heating up the planet and climate change is under way. We are only just beginning to acknowledge the serious effects this will have on all life on Earth. This book examines climate and land-use changes in montane environments, assesses the vulnerability of species and ecosystems to these changes, and provides resource managers with collaborative management approaches to mitigate expected impacts.
Climate Change in Wildlands proposes a new kind of collaboration between scientists and managers-a science-derived framework and common-sense approaches for keeping parks and protected areas healthy on a rapidly changing planet.
Andrew Hansen is a professor in the Ecology Department at Montana State University. William B. Monahan is an ecologist with the US National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program. David M. Theobald is a senior scientist at Conservation Science Partners in Fort Collins, Colorado, and adjunct professor at Colorado State University.