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Rapid assessment of plant and animal vulnerability to climate change
Wildlife Conservation in a Changing Climate

Resource managers are increasingly asked to identify which of the species on the lands and waters they oversee are most vulnerable to climate change-induced declines. Knowing which species are vulnerable and why is a critical input for developing management strategies to promote persistence of species as climates change. Building on previous findings, NatureServe and its partners developed a “climate change vulnerability index” to serve the needs of wildlife managers for a practical, multifaceted rapid assessment tool.

Citation
Young BE, Hall KR, Byers E, Gravuer K, Hammerson G, Redder A, and Szabo K. 2012. Rapid assessment of plant and animal vulnerability to climate change. In: J. Brodie, E. Post, and D. Doak, editors. Wildlife Conservation in a Changing Climate. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. p 129-152.