Synthesis of Climate Adaptation Planning in Wildland Ecosystems

  • Andrew J. Hansen
  • David M. Theobald
  • S. Thomas Olliff
  • William B. Monahan


The chapters of this book have delved into the timely and important topic of science and management of wildland ecosystems in the face of climate and land use change. The period of the book’s development (2011–2015) was one of rapid advancement in science, policy, agency infrastructure, and understanding of climate change adaptation (chaps. 2, 3, and 13). During this period, evidence of climate change and its consequences was ever more apparent. This was the warmest five-year period on record ( Extreme climate events, such as droughts in California, Amazonia, and Australia, caused fundamental changes in allocating water to people and managing human risk from fire. Evidence of the ecological impacts of climate change became pervasive, including forest die-offs in many parts of the world and massive bleaching of coral ecosystems.


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  • Andrew J. Hansen
  • David M. Theobald
  • S. Thomas Olliff
  • William B. Monahan

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