Management options for bird conservation in the face of climate change

Donald C. Franklin, April E. Reside, Stephen T. Garnett

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    Abstract

    This chapter builds on the Australian context to explore how we might deal with the challenges likely to face birds as a result of climate change over the next half-century. It first introduces some general management principles, then detail options for action and finally briefly explores issues surrounding the timing of management responses. A more detailed outline of management options is provided by Franklin et al. (2014). A comprehensive analysis of climate change adaptation and Australian birds is found in Garnett et al. (2013) and Garnett and Franklin (2014). As climate changes, those goals of conservation that are implicitly based on the assumption that climate is static must be set aside. Climate change is one among many threats (stressors) facing species, and the impact of climate change may be hidden by threats that seem more imminent.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationApplied Studies in Climate Adaptation
    EditorsJean P. Palutikof, Sarah L. Boulter, Jon Barnett, David Rissik
    Place of PublicationWest Sussex Wiley Blackwell,United Kingdom
    PublisherWiley-Blackwell
    Chapter9
    Pages68-76
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Electronic)9781118845028
    ISBN (Print)9781118845011
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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