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Southern California Chaparral Habitats - Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Summary

Created: 10/03/2017 - Updated: 7/22/2019

Abstract

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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Keywords

Scale: 
Regional / Subnational
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
Chaparral

Related Resources

Southern California Chaparral and Sage Scrub Habitats - Climate Change Adaptation Actions Summary

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Document
Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Land Use Planning
Research

Southern California Climate Adaptation Project

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Case Study
Sector Addressed: 
Biodiversity
Conservation / Restoration
Land Use Planning
Policy
Water Resources
Wildlife
Summary: 

The Southern California Climate Adaptation Project was initiated to improve understanding about the vulnerability of important southern California habitats to climate change and to develop adaptation strategies designed to reduce vulnerabilities and/or increase resilience of habitats.