Insights from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem on Assessing Success in Sustaining Wildlands

  • Andrew J. Hansen
  • Linda B. Phillips


An overarching question in natural resource management is, “How well are we sustaining entire ecosystems under climate and land use change?” The chapters of this book have dealt with understanding and managing landforms, tree species, and fish and vegetation communities in the face of changing climate. Application of the Climate-Smart Conservation framework is typically in the context of species, communities, or ecological processes deemed to be the most vulnerable to climate change. The effectiveness of adaptation options for vulnerable elements can be evaluated through adaptive management in which multiple treatments are implemented, monitored, and compared (chap. 13).


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Patty Gude provided data on rural homes. S. Thomas Olliff, Virginia Kelly, John E. Gross, Woody Turner, and Gary Tabor shared insights on the topics in this chapter. David M. Theobald, S. Thomas Olliff, and Virginia Kelly provided review comments on earlier drafts of the chapter.


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  • Linda B. Phillips

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