The Institute of Arctic Biology was founded in 1963 by the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska with Laurence Irving, a pioneer in the field of comparative physiology, as the founding director.
Adaptation research varies by faculty member, post-doctoral fellow, and graduate student. Several scientists are actively engaged in research that addresses the human dimensions of wildlife, others are involved in decision analysis - a systematic method for making natural resource decisions, and others are investigating changes to the boreal environment and how those changes are affecting human communities.
The Six Specific Goals of Kentucky's Climate Change Action Plan:Goal 1: Conserve and restore functioning ecosystems in Kentucky Goal 2: Create or protect “key” or “concentrating” habitats Goal 3: Implement multi-agency plans for wildlife corridors/connectivity in Kentucky Goal 4: Monitor fish, wildlife, and ecosystem responses to climate change
A key finding of the Global Assessment Report on Forest Adaptation prepared in the frame of the CPF Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) was that the amount and quality of globally available scientific information varies significantly among regions. The particular impacts of change and the appropriate adaptive responses are local, and hence there is a need for adaptation reports to be tailored to regional areas.
Under natural resource ecosystems shared across communities and nations, the distribution among stakeholders of risks and vulnerability to climate change is likely to be uneven on account of the nature of their stakes in the ecosystems, the degree of their dependence and the extent of degradation of the natural resources.
The archipelagic state of Antigua & Barbuda is located approximately midway in the Caribbean chain of islands at 17ºN and 62ºW. Geographically, the islands are low-lying with the primary environmental influence being the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Climatic features include relatively high and uniform temperatures throughout the year and steady easterly trade winds. Both islands are among the driest in the eastern Caribbean. Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in the frequency of hurricane activity and impacts.
This book encompasses inputs from science, policy making and development cooperation with regard to the linkages between climate change, sustainable livelihoods and biological diversity. It presents experiences, challenges and alternatives to scientists and practitioners for commonly assessing the needs of poor livelihoods to successfully cope with climate change as well as for bridging the gap towards a meaningful implementation of adaptation measures.