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Vargas2012 Florida climate change, urbanization, and policy assumption scenario for conservation planning Report

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2011-10-01 04:00:00
End Date
2012-10-01 03:59:59

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Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), Juan Carlos Vargas(Principal Investigator), Vargas2012 Florida climate change, urbanization, and policy assumption scenario for conservation planning Report

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The science focus of the PFLCC is to enhance conservation planning in Florida by investigating many possible trajectories of future landscape transformation. Conservation Science is prospective in nature because it examines changing assumptions, vulnerability to stressors, uncertainty and risk. These factors can be expressed as models or combined into alternative future scenarios. Based on initial efforts started with Everglades restoration, we have developed scenarios for the entire state of Florida.Through a systematic exploration at the landscape-scale, scenarios can be utilized to predict conservation opportunities or areas of conservation conflict. Scenarios are not conceived as blueprints for the future, but rather as learning [...]

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