University of California, Davis
Varying conditions to natural vegetation can have large repercussions for ecosystem services and environmental health. This study forecasts the risk-reduction benefits to natural landscapes for different climate change scenarios; including the business-as-usual emissions, and the Paris Accord’s target emissions. This research is in effort to show the ecosystem value of keeping global temperature warming under 2°C. Focusing on important ecological regions (southwestern CA, the Great Valley, and the Sierra Nevada Mountains), the paper hopes to provide relevant data for local resource managers so they may choose appropriate adaptation strategies in the face of uncertainty.
Data, tools, and research