Tag Archives: climate change

Droughts, climate change, and dams: Reconciling a future for California’s native fishes

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Dr. Peter Moyle lays out a statewide aquatic conservation strategy for saving California’s native fishes in the face of climate change By Maven/Maven’s Notebook “I want to start out talking about the drought and native fishes and why this is an issue, and then bring in climate change, because the drought today is doing what we expect climate change to […]

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Increased sensitivity to climate change in disturbed ecosystems

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From Science Daily: “Undisturbed ecosystems can be resistant to changing climatic conditions, but this resistance is reduced when ecosystems are subject to natural or anthropogenic disturbances. Plants are particularly sensitive to climatic changes in early life stages and even small climatic changes can cause vegetation shifts when ecosystems are disturbed by fires, insect outbreaks or other disturbances.  This is the […]

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Home on the range, Year 2100: Land Use and Climate Change Could Impact Wildlife, Water Supplies

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From the USGS: “Grassland habitats on rangelands in California’s Central Valley and surrounding foothills could decline by as much as 37 percent by 2100 due to changes in land use and climate, according to new scientific projections by the U.S. Geological Survey.  The peer reviewed, scientific paper was published recently in the journal Landscape Ecology. In addition to habitat loss, […]

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