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Year Published: 2020

Do empirical observations support commonly-held climate change range shift hypotheses? A systematic review protocol

Background Among the most widely anticipated climate-related impacts to biodiversity are geographic range shifts, whereby species shift their spatial distribution in response to changing climate conditions. In particular, a series of commonly articulated hypotheses have emerged: species are expected to shift their distributions to higher...

Rubenstein, Madeleine A.; Weiskopf, Sarah R.; Carter, Shawn; Eaton, Mitchell; Johnson, Ciara; Lynch, Abigail; Miller, Brian W.; Morelli, Toni Lyn; Rodriguez, Mari Angel; Terando, Adam; Thompson, Laura

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Climate change effects on biodiversity, ecosystems, ecosystem services, and natural resource management in the United States

Climate change is a pervasive and growing global threat to biodiversity and ecosystems. Here, we present the most up-to-date assessment of climate change impacts on biodiversity, ecosystems, and ecosystem services in the U.S. and implications for natural resource management. We draw from the 4th National Climate Assessment to summarize observed...

Weiskopf, Sarah R.; Rubenstein, Madeleine A.; Crozier, Lisa; Gaichas, Sarah; Griffis, Roger; Halofsky, Jessica E.; Hyde, Kimberly J. W.; Morelli, Toni Lyn; Morisette, Jeffrey T.; Muñoz, Roldan C.; Pershing, Andrew J.; Peterson, David L.; Poudel, Rajendra; Staudinger, Michelle D.; Sutton-Grier, Ariana E.; Thompson, Laura; Vose, James; Weltzin, Jake F.; Whyte, Kyle Powys

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Year Published: 2020

Bending the curve of global freshwater biodiversity loss: An emergency recovery plan

Despite their limited spatial extent, freshwater ecosystems host remarkable biodiversity, including one-third of all vertebrate species. This biodiversity is declining dramatically: Globally, wetlands are vanishing three times faster than forests, and freshwater vertebrate populations have fallen more than twice as steeply as terrestrial or marine...

Tickner, David ; Opperman, Jeff ; Abell, Robin ; Acreman, Mike ; Arthington, Angela ; Bunn, Stuart E. ; Cooke, Steven J. ; Darwall, Will ; Edwards, Gavin ; Harrison, Ian ; Hughes, Kathy ; Jones, Tim ; Leclere, David ; Lynch, Abigail; Leonard, Philip ; McClain, Mike ; McIntyre, Pete ; Muruven, Dean ; Olden, Julian D. ; Ormerod, Steve ; Robinson, James ; Tharme, Rebecca ; Thieme, Michele ; Tockner, Klement ; Wright, Mark ; Young, Lucy

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Year Published: 2020

Multiple conceptualizations of nature are key to inclusivity and legitimacy in global environmental governance

Despite increasing scientific understanding of the global environmental crisis, we struggle to adopt the policies and practices science suggests we should. One of the reasons for this is the general absence of inclusive engagement and dialogue among a wide range of actors with distinct interactions with nature. Furthermore, there is little...

Luca Coscieme; da Silva Hyldmo, Hakon; Fernández-Llamazares, Alvaro; Palomo, Ignacio; Mwampamba, Tuyeni H.; Selomane, Odirilwe; Sitas, Nadia; Jaureguiberry, Pedro; Takahashi, Yasuo; Lim, Michelle; Barral, Maria P.; Farinaci, Juliana S.; Diaz-Jose, Julio; Ghosh, Sonali; Ojino, Joyce; Alassaf, Amani; Baatuuwie, Bernard N.; Balint, Lenke; Basher, Zeenatul; Boeraeve, Fanny; Budiharta, Sugeng; Chen, R.; Desrousseaux, Maylis; Dowo, Gregory; Febria, Catherine M.; Ghazi, Houda; Harmackova, Zuzanna V. ; Jaffe, R.; Kalemba, Mphatso M.; Lambini, Cosmas K.; Lasmana, Felicia P.S.; Mohammed, Assem A. A.; Niamir, Aidin ; Pliscoff, Patricio; Sabyrbekov, Rahat; Sidorovich, Anna A.; Thompson, Laura; Shrestha, Uttam B.; Valle, Mireia

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Year Published: 2020

Examining progress toward achieving the Ten Steps of the Rome Declaration on Responsible Inland Fisheries

Inland capture fisheries provide food for nearly a billion people and are important in the livelihoods of millions of households worldwide. Although there are limitations to evaluating many of the contributions made by inland capture fisheries, there is growing recognition by the international community that these services make critical...

Lynch, Abigail; Bartley, Devin M.; Beard, Douglas; Cowx, Ian. G.; Funge-Smith, Simon; Taylor, William W.; Cooke, Steve J.

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Year Published: 2019

Managing effects of drought in Hawai’i and U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands

How is drought expressed in Hawai‘i & USAPI? Drought is a significant climate feature in Hawai‘i and the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI), at times causing severe impacts across multiple sectors. Below average precipitation anomalies are often accompanied by higher than average temperatures and reduced cloud cover. The resulting higher...

Frazier, Abby G. ; Deenik, Jonathan; Fujii, Neal; Funderburk, Greg ; Giambelluca, Thomas ; Giardina, Christian ; Helweg, David; Keener, Victoria ; Mair, Donald; Marra, John ; McDaniel, Sierra ; Ohye, Lenore ; Oki, Delwyn S.; Parsons, Elliott; Strauch, Ayron ; Trauernicht, Clay

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Year Published: 2019

Drought in the U.S. Caribbean: Impacts to freshwater ecosystems

Healthy and functioning freshwater ecosystems are needed for successful conservation and management of native fish and invertebrate species, and the services they provide to human communities, across the U.S. Caribbean. Yet streams, rivers, and reservoirs are vulnerable to the effects of extreme weather events, urbanization, energy and water...

Myers, Bonnie

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Year Published: 2019

Temporal changes in avian community composition in lowland conifer habitats at the southern edge of the boreal zone in the Adirondack Park, NY

Climate change represents one of the most significant threats to human and wildlife communities on the planet. Populations at range margins or transitions between biomes can be particularly instructive for observing changes in biological communities that may be driven by climate change. Avian communities in lowland boreal habitats in the...

Glennon, Michale; Langdon, Stephen; Rubenstein, Madeleine A.; Cross, Molly S.

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Speaking the same language: Can the Sustainable Development Goals translate the needs of inland fisheries into irrigation decisions?

Irrigated agriculture and inland fisheries both make important contributions to food security, nutrition, livelihoods, and well-being. Typically, in modern irrigation systems, these components operate independently. Some practices, commonly associated with water use and intensification of crop production, can be in direct conflict with and have...

Lynch, Abigail; Baumgartner, Lee J.; Boys, Craig A.; Conallin, John; Cowx, Ian. G.; Finlayson, C. Max; Franklin, Paul A.; Hogan, Zeb; Koehn, John D.; McCartney, Matthrew P.; O'Brien, Gordon C.; Phouthavong, Kaviphone; Silva, Luiz G. M.; Tob, Chann Aun; Valbo-Jorgensen, John; Vu, An Vi; Whiting, Louise; Wibowo, Arif; Duncan, Phil

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Year Published: 2019

Drought in the U.S. Caribbean:Impacts to Coastal Estuary Ecosystems

Brent Murry; Miguel Garcia-Bermudez; Shelley Crausbay; Malpeli, Kate

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Year Published: 2019

Rapid inundation of the southern Florida coastline despite low relative sea-level rise rates during the late-Holocene

Sediment cores from Florida Bay, Everglades National Park were examined to determine ecosystem response to relative sea-level rise (RSLR) over the Holocene. High-resolution multiproxy analysis from four sites show freshwater wetlands transitioned to mangrove environments 4–3.6 ka, followed by estuarine environments 3.4–2.8 ka, during a period of...

Jones, Miriam; Wingard, G. Lynn; Stackhouse, Bethany; Keller, Katherine; Willard, Debra A.; Marot, Marci E.; Landacre, Bryan D.; Bernhardt, Christopher E.

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Year Published: 2019

Planning for ecological drought: Integrating ecosystem services and vulnerability assessment

As research recognizes the importance of ecological impacts of drought to natural and human communities, drought planning processes need to better incorporate ecological impacts. Drought planning currently recognizes the vulnerability of some ecological impacts from drought (e.g., loss of instream flow affecting fish populations). However,...

Raheem, Nejem; Cravens, Amanda E.; Cross, Molly S.; Crausbay, Shelley D.; Ramirez, Aaron R.; McEvoy, Jamie; Zoanni, Dionne; Bathke, Deborah J.; Hayes, Michael; Carter, Shawn; Rubenstein, Madeleine; Schwend, Ann; Hall, Kimberly R.; Paul Suberu