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Facing Climate Change in Forests and Fields

Authors:

Amy Daniels

Nancy Shaw

Dave Peterson

Keith Nislow

Monica Tomosy

Mary Rowland

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Publication Type:
Journal Article
Year of Publication:
2014
Secondary Title:
The Wildlife Society News
Year:
2014

Abstract

As a growing body of science shows, climate change impacts on wildlife are already profound — from shifting species' ranges and altering the synchronicity of food sources to changing the availability of water. Such impacts are only expected to increase in the coming decades. As climate change shapes complex, interwoven ecological processes, novel conditions and ecosystems will continue to emerge. This reality poses unprecedented challenges, but also opportunities for natural resource managers as they plan for the decades to come.