(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Geodiversity, Conservation and Climate Change : Key Principles for Adaptation

published at : Geodiversity and Scotland

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BROWN E.J. (1) ; PROSSER C.D. (1) ; STEVENSON N.M. (1) ;
(1) Natural England, ROYAUME-UNI


Geodiversity is an integral part of the natural environment and provides or underpins many of the ecosystem services on which we depend. Geoconservation is the conservation of geodiversity. Prosser et al. (2010) examine the impact of climate change on geodiversity and geoconservation and note that principles and guidance to facilitate adaptive management of our geodiversity are now required. Here the AA. set out key principles including working with natural processes, assessing site vulnerability, and enhancing the delivery of ecosystem services, landscape management and biodiversity through geoconservation. In addition, they summarise the importance of applying evidence on how dynamic Earth processes respond to climate change, along with applying hindsight from past ecological records to inform adaptive management for the whole natural environment. This will help us understand resilience, scales and rates of change and natural versus human-induced change.


Thematical fascicle

published at : Scottish geographical journal / ISSN 1751-665X

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1999)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 128, no 3-4 [pp. 234-239]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.




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