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Annals

Effects of Climate Change and Invasive Species on Ecosystem Integrity and Water Quality

Edited by Edited by Morton S. Adams (New York State Museum, Albany, New York) and Gary M. Lovett (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, New York)
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Effects of Climate Change and Invasive Species on Ecosystem Integrity and Water Quality

Published: September 2013

Volume 1298

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This volume synthesizes research in a diversity of fields exploring the challenges faced by the ecosystem of the Catskill Mountains of New York with regard to biodiversity, water quality, and forest and stream stability. Paramount among these challenges are progressing climate change and increased incursion of invasive species. Papers in this volume provide overviews of the geology and biodiversity within this region, as well as analyses of the effects of these and other threats on overall biodiversity and on the health and stability of forests and stream and riparian ecosystems within the region. The recommendations presented here for preserving ecosystem health against these environmental stressors may be of great benefit both within the Catskill Mountains region and in other threatened areas.