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.
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.
Species and ecosystems may not be able to keep up with the rapid pace of climate change projected for the next century. This paper explores how limitations to forest growth and succession may affect habitat suitability for boreal forest songbirds in the future, with the objective of informing continental-scale conservation of these species.
Ecosystem distributions are expected to shift as a result of climate change. This paper examines the consequences of climate change impacts on ecosystem distributions for the long-term utility of reserve systems designed to represent current ecosystems.