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Vulnerability to climate change of islands worldwide and its impact on the tree of life

Island systems are among the most vulnerable to climate change, which is predicted to induce shifts in temperature, rainfall and/or sea levels. Our aim was: (i) to map the relative vulnerability of islands to each of these threats from climate change...

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10/14/19
Fourth National Climate Assessment

The impacts of climate change are already being felt in communities across the country.
More frequent and intense extreme weather and climate-related events, as well as changes
in average climate conditions, are expected to continue to...

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11/29/18
IPCC’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C

This report responds to the invitation for IPCC to provide a Special Report in 2018 on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways’ contained in the Decision of the 21st...

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10/12/18
Thriving in Disaster

Our gardens, whether we like it or not, are subject to the whims of nature, yet, a timely and effective response cannot be created on a whim. Preparation requires intense and thoughtful planning well ahead of time. To create preparative and responsive...

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6/20/18
Guide to Public-Private Collaboration On City Climate Resilience Planning

When city leaders and business leaders collaborate, it can lead to a virtuous circle through which initial resilience actions by cities lead to actions by businesses that lead to further action by cities. Since 2013, the Center for...

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1/25/18
Joint Fire Science Program Fire Science Exchange Network: 2016 Evaluation Report

The National Evaluation of the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) aims to assess the processes and outcomes of fifteen regional Fire Science Exchanges (Exchanges) and Exchanges’ programming at the aggregate national level. This ongoing evaluation...

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11/17/17
Coastal Risk Reduction Framework

This document is aimed at communities and organizations responsible for management of coastal zones, their risks and resources, and offers the benefit of a wide range of experience from around the world. The...

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11/16/17
Data Tools for the California Bay Area: Actionable Intelligence for Cities to Support SDG Achievement

Data is integral to target-setting and tracking SDG achievement over time. While much attention has been given to national-level measurement and reporting systems, such as the U.S....

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10/24/17
Capturing Change: The Duality of Time-lapse Imagery to Acquire Data and Depict Ecological Dynamics

This article investigates the scientific and communicative value of time-lapse imagery by exploring applications for data collection and visualization. Time-lapse imagery has a myriad of possible applications to study and depict ecosystems and...

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10/23/17
Making the Case for Climate Action

Public gardens have a unique set of resources that can be used to make a difference in our national responses to climate change. Learn how some gardens have negotiated this tricky subject and embraced the role...

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9/24/16
Climate is Changing Collections Management

As climate change places continued pressure upon wild-plant populations, botanical gardens and arboreta become increasingly indispensable conservation agents. Not only are collection managers faced with harder...

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9/24/16
Natural Disaster Planning Template

As stewards of living collections, public garden staff safeguard plants in the best interest of their organizations and audiences. There are many different threats to the safety and security of these gardens and their collections, with natural...

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11/5/15