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Conservation Planning for Climate Change Impacts to Benthic Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in the Columbia River Basin

Abstract

This assessment considers the vulnerability of benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages and their vulnerabilities to climate change impacts in the Columbia River Basin. We also explore potential strategies for resource managers to mitigate for these vulnerabilities. A three-step decision support framework for climate adaptation (Nelson et al. 2016) has been used to present these findings in a consistent format with other ongoing vulnerability assessments within the Columbia Basin Partner Forum (CBPF). The CBPF is an interdisciplinary group of federal, state, local, and tribal resource managers and scientists that meets periodically to address issues relating to climate change and the Columbia River Basin, with the support and guidance of the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative (2017).

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Citation

White, S., D. Graves, D. Barton, and L. Gephart. 2018. Conservation Planning for Climate Change Impacts to Benthic Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in the Columbia River Basin. Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Technical Report 18-05, Portland, OR. 19p.

Date

Dec 18th, 2018

Report No.

18-05

Media Type

CRITFC Technical Report

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