Climate change and the management of freshwater protected areas

C. M. Finlayson, J. Pittock

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Abstract

While Protected Areas (PAs) have played an important role in species and ecosystem conservation, managing them with the same rulebook for coming decades without reflection or flexibility may result in adverse consequences that increase the pressures on critical biodiversity targets. Strategies for promoting more climate-resilient approaches are needed rather than focussing on maintaining past reference states. Climate change and flow regulation are leading to the development of novel ecosystems that may require new thinking and a range of novel approaches to water management to cope with increasingly uncertain futures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFreshwater ecosystems in protected areas
Subtitle of host publicationConservation and management
EditorsC.M. Finlayson, A.H. Arthington, J Pittock
Place of PublicationOxford UK
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Chapter13
Pages242-255
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781315226385
ISBN (Print)9780415787147
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 07 Dec 2017

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    Finlayson, C. M., & Pittock, J. (2017). Climate change and the management of freshwater protected areas. In C. M. Finlayson, A. H. Arthington, & J. Pittock (Eds.), Freshwater ecosystems in protected areas: Conservation and management (pp. 242-255). Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315226385