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Climate Change Reports by Topic: Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species

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Nonlinear, interacting responses to climate limit grassland production under global change
Description: "Global environmental change involves many factors that occur simultaneously, yet they are usually studied in isolation. Here we report a long-term global change experiment that subjected California grassland to multiple individual and simultaneous change
Source: Stanford University
Publication Date: Sep 6, 2016
Topics: California: Statewide / Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species /

Plant responses to increasing CO2 reduce estimates of climate impacts on drought severity
Description: "We show that the water savings that plants experience under high CO2 conditions compensate for much of the effect of warmer temperatures, keeping the amount of water on land, on average, higher than we would predict with common drought metrics, and with
Publication Date: Aug 29, 2016
Topics: Agriculture / Drought / Ecosystem Services and Climate Change / Greenhouse gas (GHG) increases / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species /

Managing Climate Change Refugia for Climate Adaptation
Description: "Refugia have long been studied from paleontological and biogeographical perspectives to understand how populations persisted during past periods of unfavorable climate. Recently, researchers have applied the idea to contemporary landscapes to identify cl
Publication Date: Aug 10, 2016
Topics: Adaptation / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species /

Climate Change Indicators in the United States
Description: "The Earth's climate is changing. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events -- like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures -- are already happening. Many of these observed changes are linked t
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Aug 2, 2016
Topics: Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Flooding / Global issues, human impacts / Greenhouse gas (GHG) increases / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Sea and Polar ice / Sea level rise / Temperature /

San Diego, 2050 is Calling: How Will We Answer?
Description: Advises local leaders about expected temperature and precipitation, water resources, wildfires, nature's benefits, and human health in the year 2050.
Publication Date: Jun 10, 2016
Topics: California: Statewide / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Global issues, human impacts / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Temperature / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Contemporary Drought and Future Effects of Climate Change on the Endangered Blunt-Nosed Leopard Lizard, Gambelia sila
Description: "Extreme weather events can provide unique opportunities for testing models that predict the effect of climate change. Droughts of increasing severity have been predicted under numerous models, thus contemporary droughts may allow us to test these models
Publication Date: May 2, 2016
Topics: California: Statewide / Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species /

2015 Highlights of Progress: Responses to Climate Change by the National Water Program
Description: EPA's work in water infrastructure, watersheds and wetlands, coastal waters, and water quality.
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Apr 21, 2016
Topics: Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Adaptation Case Study and Information Exchange
Description: "This tool allows water sector -- drinking water, wastewater and stormwater -- utilities to learn about climate change adaptation planning efforts from their peers across the United States." Case studies cover drought, floods, ecosystem changes, service
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Publication Date: Apr 13, 2016
Topics: Adaptation / Drought / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Flooding / Water quality / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance /

SECURE Water Act Section 9503(c) -- Reclamation, Climate Change, and Water, 2016
Description: "The SECURE Water Report identifies climate change as a growing risk to Western water management and cites warmer temperatures, changes to precipitation, snowpack and the timing and quality of streamflow runoff across major river basins as threats to wate
Source: United States. Bureau of Reclamation
Publication Date: Mar 22, 2016
Topics: Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Flooding / Groundwater / Precipitation, Extreme Weather / Streamflow / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack /

Safeguarding California: Implementation Action Plans
Description: Includes plans for the water, agricultural, biodiversity and habitat, emergency management, energy, land use, and public health sectors.
Source: California. Natural Resources Agency
Publication Date: Mar 8, 2016
Topics: Adaptation / Agriculture / California: Bay Area and Delta / California: Statewide / Ecosystems, Habitat, Threatened Species / Energy management and conservation / Flooding / Groundwater / Land Use, environmental management systems, and regulation / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance /

 

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