Climate Change Adaptation
Burrowing Owl - photo credit: Catherine Jardin 2009
Proactive investments in the knowledge and tools for effective biodiversity management under a changing climate regime will deliver significant benefits to people and avoid crisis-driven interventions that are by their nature reactive, costly and often ineffective. The ABMI is leading a collaborative biodiversity management and climate change adaptation program that uses our biodiversity database, monitoring protocols, and ecological models to help Albertans adapt to a changing climate.
Starting in 2012, the goals of this program are twofold:
1) Define the scope of change required to effectively manage biodiversity under a changing climatic regime.
2) Support Alberta’s biodiversity management system with essential knowledge and tools for successful adaptation to a changing future climate. Key priorities include regional land use planning, enhancing ecosystem services in local communities, and management strategies to control invasive species and recover species at risk.
For more information, please visit the project website.