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Preliminary review of adaptation options for climate-sensitive ecosystems and resourcesFinal Report, Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.4
See also press release (dtd 20 June 2008) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
CCSP, 2008: Preliminary review of adaptation options for climate-sensitive ecosystems and resources. A Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. [Julius, S.H., J.M. West (eds.), J.S. Baron, L.A. Joyce, P. Kareiva, B.D. Keller, M.A. Palmer, C.H. Peterson, and J.M. Scott (Authors)]. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA, 873 pp.
See also the Synthesis of Adaptation Options for Coastal Areas", a report from the EPA's Climate Ready Estuaries Program.
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Entire Report [20 Mb]
Individual SectionsFront Matter [364 Kb]
Chapter 1: Executive Summary [482 Kb]
Chapter 2: Introduction [1.5 Mb]
Chapter 3: National Forests [1.3 Mb]
Chapter 4: National Parks [1.4 Mb]
Chapter 5: National Wildlife Refuges [1.5 Mb]
Chapter 6: Wild and Scenic Rivers [4.5 Mb]
Chapter 7: National Estuaries [2.6 Mb]
Chapter 8: Marine Protected Areas [2.9 Mb]
Chapter 9: Synthesis and Conclusions [1.3 Mb]
Appendix A: Case Studies [2.5 Mb]
Appendix B: Confidence Estimates for SAP 4.4 Adaptation Approaches [206 Kb]
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