Climate Change Biology, 2nd edition examines the evolving discipline of human-induced climate change and the resulting shifts in the distributions of species and the timing of biological events. The text focuses on understanding the impacts of human-induced climate change by drawing on multiple lines of evidence, including paleoecology, modelling, and current observation.
This revised and updated second edition emphasizes the impacts of human adaptation to climate change on nature and greater emphasis on natural processes and cycles and specific elements. With four new chapters, an increased emphasis on tools for critical thinking, and a new glossary and acronym appendix, Climate Change Biology is the ideal overview of this field.
1: Climate Change Biology
2: Climate Change and the Climate System
3: Changes in species ranges
4: Changes in Timing and Process: Phenology
5: Ecosystem Impacts
6: Past Terrestrial Response
7: Marine Ecosystem Changes
8: Past Freshwater Changes
10: Insights from Experimentation
11: Modeling Species and Ecosystem Response
12: Estimating Extinction Risk from Climate Change
13: Ecosystem Service and Human Linkages
14: International Policy and Action
15: Conservation Strategies: Protected Areas
Working Landscapes and Species
16: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
17: Carbon Sinks and Sources
18: Assessing Risks, Designing Solutions
Lee Hannah is Senior Researcher in Climate Change Biology the Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science and Oceans at Conservation International (CI). Tracking with his interest in the role of climate change in conservation planning and methods of corridor design, he heads CI's efforts to develop conservation responses to climate change. He works collaboratively with the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara to model climate impacts on species in California, and with the National Botanical Institute in Cape Town, South Africa to model biotic change resulting from global warming in biodiversity hot spots in that region. He has written on the global extent of wilderness and the role of communities in the management of protected areas.
"[T]he volume is [...] beautifully presented, with numerous color diagrams and photographs of topical species, and is sure to draw out a real excitement in students and an enthusiasm to dig into the primary literature."
– Quarterly Review of Biology