Consequences of Climate Change for Native Plants and Conservation
California Energy Commission (CEC)
Previous work in California has focused on modeling changes in the distribution of vegetation and species. This study expands on this work through (1) modeling species at finer spatial scales than previously possible, (2) applying those models in advanced conservation planning tools, and (3) illustrating the intersection of human adaptation and conservation under climate change. Results from this study show that projected future distributions of climates currently associated with California viticulture may result in cropping changes or other adaptive responses from wine grape growers, with potentially serious implications for land and water conservation.
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Last updated: Feb. 21, 2024