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The Adaptation for Conservation Targets (ACT) Framework: A Tool for Incorporating Climate Change into Natural Resource Management

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Management, July 2012
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Title
The Adaptation for Conservation Targets (ACT) Framework: A Tool for Incorporating Climate Change into Natural Resource Management
Published in
Environmental Management, July 2012
DOI 10.1007/s00267-012-9893-7
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Authors

Molly S. Cross, Erika S. Zavaleta, Dominique Bachelet, Marjorie L. Brooks, Carolyn A. F. Enquist, Erica Fleishman, Lisa J. Graumlich, Craig R. Groves, Lee Hannah, Lara Hansen, Greg Hayward, Marni Koopman, Joshua J. Lawler, Jay Malcolm, John Nordgren, Brian Petersen, Erika L. Rowland, Daniel Scott, Sarah L. Shafer, M. Rebecca Shaw, Gary M. Tabor

Abstract

As natural resource management agencies and conservation organizations seek guidance on responding to climate change, myriad potential actions and strategies have been proposed for increasing the long-term viability of some attributes of natural systems. Managers need practical tools for selecting among these actions and strategies to develop a tailored management approach for specific targets at a given location. We developed and present one such tool, the participatory Adaptation for Conservation Targets (ACT) framework, which considers the effects of climate change in the development of management actions for particular species, ecosystems and ecological functions. Our framework is based on the premise that effective adaptation of management to climate change can rely on local knowledge of an ecosystem and does not necessarily require detailed projections of climate change or its effects. We illustrate the ACT framework by applying it to an ecological function in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho, USA)--water flows in the upper Yellowstone River. We suggest that the ACT framework is a practical tool for initiating adaptation planning, and for generating and communicating specific management interventions given an increasingly altered, yet uncertain, climate.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 13 5%
Canada 3 1%
Colombia 2 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Uganda 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 257 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 78 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 46 16%
Student > Master 46 16%
Other 24 8%
Student > Bachelor 21 7%
Other 37 13%
Unknown 31 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 108 38%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 73 26%
Social Sciences 26 9%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 16 6%
Engineering 5 2%
Other 12 4%
Unknown 43 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 April 2019.
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#1,707,030
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