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Case Study 3: Species vulnerability assessment for the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico

Year:

2011

Publication type:

Book Chapter

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Source:

In: Glick, P.; Stein, B. A.; Edelson, N. A., editors. Scanning the conservation horizon: A guide to climate change vulnerability assessment. Washington, D.C.: National Wildlife Federation. p. 96-103.

Description

This case study describes a method for scoring terrestrial species that have potential to be vulnerable to climate change. The assessment tool seeks to synthesize complex information related to projected climate changes into a predictive tool for species conservation. The tool was designed to aid managers in prioritizing species management actions in response to climate change projections. We describe an application of the scoring tool to terrestrial species in a specific geographical region, the Middle Rio Grande of New Mexico, and provide a synopsis of the results of this regional assessment.

Citation

Finch, Deborah M.; Friggens, Megan; Bagne, Karen. 2011. Case Study 3: Species vulnerability assessment for the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico. In: Glick, P.; Stein, B. A.; Edelson, N. A., editors. Scanning the conservation horizon: A guide to climate change vulnerability assessment. Washington, D.C.: National Wildlife Federation. p. 96-103.

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