Chapter 7 : Ecosystems, Ecosystem Services, and Biodiversity. Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: The Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II

TitleChapter 7 : Ecosystems, Ecosystem Services, and Biodiversity. Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: The Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsLipton, Douglas, Carter Shawn L., Peterson Jay, Crozier Lisa G., Fogarty Michael, Gaichas Sarah, Hyde Kimberly J. W., Morelli Toni Lyn, Morisette Jeffrey, Moustahfid Hassan, Muñoz Roldan, Poudel Rajendra, Rubenstein Madeleine, Staudinger Michelle D., Stock Charles A., Thompson Laura M., Waples Robin, Weiskopf Sarah R., and Weltzin Jake F.
Date PublishedNov-23-2018
InstitutionU.S. Global Change Research Program
Keywordsadaptation, and, ecosystem services, ecosystems, Fourth National Climate Assessment, United States
Abstract

Biodiversity—the variety of life on Earth—provides vital services that support and improve human health and wellbeing. Mounting evidence also demonstrates that climate change is increasingly compromising the ecosystem services that sustain human communities, economies, and wellbeing. Both human and natural systems respond to change, but their ability to respond and thrive under new conditions is determined by their adaptive capacity, which may be inadequate to keep pace with rapid change. 

URLhttps://nca2018.globalchange.gov/chapter/7/
DOI10.7930/NCA4.2018.CH7