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Persist in place or shift in space? Evaluating theadaptive capacity of species to climate change

Thurman, Lindsey L.; Stein, Bruce; Beever, Erik A.; Foden, Wendy; Geange, Sonya; Green, Nancy; Gross, John; Lawrence, David J.; LeDee, Olivia; Olden, Julian D.; Thompson, Laura M.; Young, Bruce E.

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Assessing the vulnerability of species to climate change serves as the basis for climate-adaptation planning and climate-smart conservation, and typically involves an evaluation of exposure, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity (AC). AC is a species’ ability to cope with or adjust to changing climatic conditions, and is the least understood and most inconsistently applied of these three factors. We propose an attribute-based framework for evaluating the AC of species, identifying two general...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorThurman, Lindsey L.
dc.contributor.authorStein, Bruce
dc.contributor.authorBeever, Erik A.
dc.contributor.authorFoden, Wendy
dc.contributor.authorGeange, Sonya
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Nancy
dc.contributor.authorGross, John
dc.contributor.authorLawrence, David J.
dc.contributor.authorLeDee, Olivia
dc.contributor.authorOlden, Julian D.
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Laura M.
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Bruce E.
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-22T06:06:03Z
dc.date.available2021-04-22T06:06:03Z
dc.identifier.issn1540-9295
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/230952
dc.description.abstractAssessing the vulnerability of species to climate change serves as the basis for climate-adaptation planning and climate-smart conservation, and typically involves an evaluation of exposure, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity (AC). AC is a species’ ability to cope with or adjust to changing climatic conditions, and is the least understood and most inconsistently applied of these three factors. We propose an attribute-based framework for evaluating the AC of species, identifying two general classes of adaptive responses: “persist in place” and “shift in space”. Persist-in-place attributes enable species to survive in situ, whereas the shift-in-space response emphasizes attributes that facilitate tracking of suitable bioclimatic conditions. We provide guidance for assessing AC attributes and demonstrate the framework’s application for species with disparate life histories. Results illustrate the broad utility of this generalized framework for informing adaptation planning and guiding species conservation in a rapidly changing climate.
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding was provided by USGS, NPS, USFWS, and the Frankenberg Foundation.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherEcological Society of America
dc.rights© 2020 The Authors. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of the Ecological Society of America
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.sourceFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment
dc.titlePersist in place or shift in space? Evaluating theadaptive capacity of species to climate change
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume18
dc.date.issued2020
local.identifier.absfor050101 - Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9511635xPUB2135
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.esajournals.org/loi/fron
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationThurman, Lindsey L., US Geological Survey
local.contributor.affiliationStein, Bruce, National Wildlife Federation
local.contributor.affiliationBeever, Erik A., Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
local.contributor.affiliationFoden, Wendy, Species Survival Commission
local.contributor.affiliationGeange, Sonya, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationGreen, Nancy, US Fish and Wildlife Service
local.contributor.affiliationGross, John, United States National Park Service
local.contributor.affiliationLawrence, David J., National Park Service
local.contributor.affiliationLeDee, Olivia, Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
local.contributor.affiliationOlden, Julian D., University of Washington
local.contributor.affiliationThompson, Laura M., National Climate Adaptation Science Center
local.contributor.affiliationYoung, Bruce E., Species Survival Commission
local.bibliographicCitation.issue9
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage520
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage528
local.identifier.doi10.1002/fee.2253
local.identifier.absseo970106 - Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
dc.date.updated2021-12-02T05:06:52Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85090057580
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenanceThis is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made
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