Identify and manage areas that will provide future climate space

This adaptation strategy anticipates and protects the locations that will meet the habitat needs of biodiversity under future conditions. Many species and their habitats may respond to changing climate (especially temperature and hydrology) by undergoing shifts in their geographic ranges. Other climate-induced changes like sea-level rise or altered precipitation patterns may conflate these shifts in geographic ranges.Closely related to forecasting future patterns of biodiversity is the ability to forecast impacts of climate change such as sea-level rise and storm surges. Models and tools that make such predictions in combination with data on current patterns of biodiversity may help human communities develop plans that can capitalize on conserving ecosystems that provide natural solutions for reducing vulnerability.

Species and populations

Ecosystem Level

Landscape Level