Southern California Chaparral Habitats - Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Summary

Posted on: 10/03/2017 - Updated on: 3/06/2020

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This document represents an initial evaluation of vulnerability for chaparral 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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Reynier, W.A., L.E. Hilberg, and J.M. Kershner. 2016. Southern California Chaparral Habitats: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Summary. Version 1.0. EcoAdapt, Bainbridge Island, WA.

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