4. Historical Ecology, Climate Change, and Resource Management: Can the Past Still Inform the Future?

  1. John A. Wiens2,3,
  2. Gregory D. Hayward4,5,
  3. Hugh D. Safford6,7 and
  4. Catherine M. Giffen8
  1. Hugh D. Safford6,7,
  2. Gregory D. Hayward4,5,
  3. Nicole E. Heller1 and
  4. John A. Wiens2,3

Published Online: 8 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118329726.ch4

Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management

Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management

How to Cite

Safford, H. D., Hayward, G. D., Heller, N. E. and Wiens, J. A. (2012) Historical Ecology, Climate Change, and Resource Management: Can the Past Still Inform the Future?, in Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management (eds J. A. Wiens, G. D. Hayward, H. D. Safford and C. M. Giffen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118329726.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    PRBO Conservation Science, 3820 Cypress Dr #11, Petaluma, CA 94954, USA

  2. 3

    School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 2006, Australia

  3. 4

    USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99504, USA

  4. 5

    USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, Lakewood, CO 80401, USA

  5. 6

    USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Vallejo, CA 94592, USA

  6. 7

    Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA

  7. 8

    USDA Forest Service, National Office Washington, DC, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Climate Central, 895 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA

  2. 2

    PRBO Conservation Science, 3820 Cypress Dr #11, Petaluma, CA 94954, USA

  3. 3

    School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 2006, Australia

  4. 4

    USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99504, USA

  5. 5

    USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, Lakewood, CO 80401, USA

  6. 6

    USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Vallejo, CA 94592, USA

  7. 7

    Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337921

Online ISBN: 9781118329726

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Keywords:

  • historical ecology, climate change, the past informing the future;
  • HRV, bounds of contemporary ecosystems managed;
  • ecological conditions preserving native species, sustained from the past;
  • climates and land use, anthropogenic stressors, threatening method validity;
  • definitions, restoration and climate change related terms;
  • climate change and application of historical ecology;
  • hydrologic stationarity, the future statistically indistinguishable from the past;
  • historical ecology and HRV, keystones in understanding environmental change;
  • comprehending temporal dynamics of ecosystems;
  • projected trajectories for locations, beyond the HRV and climate over the years

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Climate Change and the Application of Historical Ecology: What is the Problem?

  • Lessons from History

  • Applying Historical Ecology in a Changing World: Back to the Future

  • Is Traditional Reference Condition-Based Management Dead?

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References