Ecosystem Resilience


CCASS Theme Leads: Dave Breshears, Don Falk, Carolyn Enquist, and Gregg Garfin

Rapid climate change is stressing biodiversity and ecosystems on which people depend. Simultaneous changes in the global economy, land use, energy and infrastructure development, and demographic factors further catalyze these effects. The UA applies a systems approach to climate adaptation that integrates consideration of the bio-, hydro- and geo-sciences with the needs of human communities and the goals of natural resource managers. Particular areas of emphasis include landscape-level change in wildlife habitats, ecosystem transformation, fire ecology, forest restoration and resilience, scenario planning, and translational ecology.