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Explore our list of recommended links and material for more information on global warming as it relates to ecological restoration.

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In addition to the many links that appear throughout this issue, we have gathered the following recommended resources on ecological restoration and climate change. They include web sites, recommended reading material, news about ecological restoration and climate change, and general environmental news links.


We highly recommend checking out the Global Restoration Network’s list of web sites related to ecology and climate change.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Created by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) the IPCC assesses on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.

The Tyndall Centre brings together scientists, economists, engineers and social scientists, who together are working to develop sustainable responses to climate change through trans-disciplinary research and dialogue on both a national and international level

Union of Concerned Scientists

United Nations Environment Programme

Framework Convention on Climate Change 


We highly recommend checking out the Global Restoration Network’s list of books  related to ecology and climate change. 

Assessing and Adapting to the Effects of Climate Change on Western Ecosystems: A Research – Management Partnership (Draft)  

Harris, J.A., Hobbs, R.J, Higgs, E. and Aronson, J. (2006) Ecological restoration and global climate change. Restoration Ecology 14(2) 170 – 176.

Beedlow, P.A., D.T. Tingey, D.L. Phillips, W.E. Hogsett, and D.M. Olszyk. 2004. Rising atmospheric CO2 and carbon sequestration in forests. Frontiers in Ecology 2: 315-322. (Talks about extent to which CO2 fertilization is likely to improve plant growth, and thus cause increasing sequestration of carbon in forests. Suggests that nutrient and other limitations on growth will keep this from happening.)

BioScience 2001. Volume 51: pages 720 – 779. (A series of papers on forest and climate change, ranging from predictions for forest ecosystems under various climate change scenarios to socioeconomic impacts of climate change on US forests, wood product markets, and forest recreation.)

Foley, J.A., M.H. Costa, C. Delire, N. Ramankutty, and P. Snyder. 2003. Green surprise? How terrestrial ecosystems could affect earth’s climate. Frontiers in Ecology : 38-44. (Describes some mechanisms by which changes in ecosystems [whether themselves caused by changes in climate or not] may influence climate; suggests that positive feedbacks are likely.)

Peters. R. L. 1990. Effects of global warming on forests. Forest Ecology and Management 35:13-33. (A review of responses of natural systems to past climate changes and discussion of potential future scenarios.)

Effects of Climate Change on Aquatic Invasive Species and Implications for Management and Research (External Review Draft)

We highly recommend checking out the Global Restoration Network’s list of articles  related to ecology and climate change.

The Society for Ecological Restoration International’s position statement on climate change, Ecological Restoration – A Global Strategy for Mitigating Climate Change, generated coverage in many news outlets, including:


environment watch

innovations report


Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Climate Ark

Listen to Earth and Sky Radio’s interview with microbiologist Jim Harris, chair of the Science and Policy Working Group of the Society for Restoration International.

Climate change and permafrost thaw alter greenhouse gas emissions in northern wetlands  

Urban Tree Planting and Greenhouse Gas Reductions 

Climate change sucks life from rare leech 

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