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Climate Change Biology - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780081029756

Climate Change Biology

3rd Edition

Author: Lee Hannah
Paperback ISBN: 9780081029756
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 25th March 2021
Page Count: 480
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Climate Change Biology, Third Edition, addresses how climate change may affect life on the planet, particularly its impact on biology. Presented in three parts, it deals extensively with the physical evidence of climate change and modeling efforts to predict its future. Biological responses are then addressed, from individual physiology, to populations and ecosystems, adaptation and evolution. The final section examines the specific impact climate change may have on natural resources, particularly relating to human livelihood. This book will be a useful asset to the growing number of both undergraduate and graduate courses on climate change.

All sections are updated using the more than 5,000 research papers that have appeared on the topic since the publication of the second edition. Sections on the combined effects of ocean acidification and climate change are especially strengthened, with over six new case studies and end of chapter questions in each chapter.

Key Features

  • Covers the evolving discipline of human-induced climate change and the resulting shifts in the distributions of species and timing of biological events
  • Offers positive solutions and policy relevant insights on how extinctions can be avoided
  • Includes stunning full-color illustrations from original research


Undergraduate climate change biology courses, undergraduate ecology courses as a supplemental text, graduate climate change biology courses, AP or upper level high school environmental science courses. Professionals who need to understand and manage the effects of climate change on nature and natural resources including parks managers, forest managers, water resources managers, private land managers

Table of Contents

1. A New Discipline: Climate Change Biology
2. The Climate System and Climate Change
3. The Impact of Human Induced Climate Change
4. Phenology: Changes in Timing of Biological Events due to Climate Change
5. Ecosystem Change
6. Past Terrestrial Response
7. Past Marine Ecosystem Changes
8. Past Freshwater Changes
9. Extinctions
10. Insights from Experimentation
11. Modeling Species and Ecosystem Responses
12. Estimating Extinction Risk from Climate Change
13. Ecosystem Services
14. Adaption of Conservation Strategies
15. Connectivity and Landscape Management
16. Species Management
17. International Climate Policy
18. Mitigation
19. Carbon Sinks and Sources
20. Assessing Risks, Designing Solutions


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About the Author

Lee Hannah

Lee Hannah is Senior Researcher in Climate Change Biology at the Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science and Oceans at Conservation International (CI). Tracking with his interest in the role of climate change in conservation planning and methods of corridor design, he heads CI’s efforts to develop conservation responses to climate change. He works collaboratively with the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara to model climate impacts on species in California, and with the National Botanical Institute in Cape Town, South Africa to model biotic change resulting from global warming in biodiversity hot spots in that region. He has written on the global extent of wilderness and the role of communities in the management of protected areas.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Researche, Climate Change Biology, Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science and Oceans, Conservation International (CI)

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