Biodiversity monitoring is essential to support climate change adaptation. This report describes a variety of ways that the ABMI’s data can be used to detect the impacts of climate change on biodiversity and gaps that could be addressed to improve monitoring to support climate change adaptation.
A comprehensive overview of the Biodiversity Management and Climate Change Adaptation project, including highlights of research outcomes and key conclusions.
The Alberta Ferruginous Hawk population has declined dramatically since the 1990s, and climate change has been identified as a factor that could hamper this species’ recovery. This report summarizes the potential effects of climate change on Ferruginous Hawks and explores the adaptive responses that could be used to help this species persist in a changing climate.
Projected changes in distribution for 15 Alberta grassland songbirds in response to climate change to the end of the century.
A review of the challenges to and options for incorporating climate change in the conservation and management of Alberta’s biodiversity.
Vulnerability assessments of 173 Alberta species to climate change.
Alberta’s Burrowing Owls are facing increased development pressures and a changing climate. This report highlights adaptation strategies that could support this species in changing climate conditions and a projected increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events.
A risk assessment for 16 potentially new invasive plant species to Alberta that combines invasiveness and climate change-related risk.
Projections of ecosystem transitions in response to anticipated climate change in Alberta, including detailed maps of projected climate change and ecosystem shifts, and discussion of potential successional trajectories.