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Final Report for Critical Thresholds and Ecosystem Services for Coastal Ecological and Human Climate Adaptation

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Staudinger, M., Powell, P., Milliken, A., Tyrell, M., 2017, Critical Thresholds and Ecosystem Services for Coastal Ecological and Human Climate Adaptation

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Understanding how climate change will impact natural and human communities is a crucial part of decision making and management related to the protection of our coasts. As the effects of climate change on ecological communities grow, the possibility of crossing tipping points or thresholds of viability increases the potential for rapid and possibly irreversible changes in ecosystems. Therefore, understanding thresholds related to climate change is critical for facilitating conservation and management actions, which could help to prevent more costly and possibly catastrophic effects in the future. As part of a broad effort to synthesize and deliver coastal resilience information through the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs), [...]

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Northeast CASC

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