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The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology 2009

Edited by Edited by Richard S. Ostfeld and William H. Schlesinger (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies)
The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology 2009

Published: April 2009

Volume 1162

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This is the second volume of The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology, a series launched in 2008 to improve the flow of information between academic scientists and those charged with the conservation of species and natural ecosystems. Human impacts occur on land, where they are easy to see, and in oceans, where they are largely overlooked. Consequently, reviews in this volume cover threats to coastal marine ecosystems and on coral reefs; challenges to ecologists in forested ecosystems driven by continuing air pollution impacts, by changes in global climate, and by the arrival of new species; new approaches to preserve forest, mammals, and fresh waters; and uses of ecosystem services as an organizing principle, with suggestions of how to implement such a system.

The Challenge of Climate Change

Michael Oppenheimer (Princeton University)