Southern California Desert Habitats - Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Summary

Created: 10/03/2017 - Updated: 5/02/2018

Abstract

This document represents an initial evaluation of vulnerability for desert habitats based on expert input and existing information. Specifically, the information presented below comprises habitat expert vulnerability assessment survey results and comments, peer- review comments and revisions, and relevant references from the literature. The aim of this document is to expand understanding of habitat vulnerability to changing climate conditions, and to provide a foundation for developing appropriate adaptation responses. 

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Keywords

Region: 
Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Land Use Planning
Research
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Habitat extent
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Capacity Building
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Monitor climate change impacts and adaptation efficacy
Habitat/Biome Type: 
Terrestrial
Desert

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