This collaborative climate change adaptation project involves a team of biodiversity scientists and policy analysts from the University of Alberta; Miistakis Institute; Alberta Innovates Technology Futures; the Government of Alberta, and the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute.

The team assessed hundreds of wild species, ranging from prairie flowers to backyard birds, to devise proactive strategies for preventing or reducing harm from climate change. The group’s findings expand the data already held by the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, which measures and reports on the status and trends of hundreds of species and habitats at permanent terrestrial and wetland monitoring sites across the province.

Adapt-action is an online tool developed by the Miistakis Institute as part of the Biodiversity Management and Climate Change Adaptation (BMCCA) Project, led by the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute. It was created for Alberta municipalities to help them identify and understand the potential implications of climate change for their communities and respond proactively.

Access Adapt-action here.

View all final ABMI reports here and all interim reports here.

Final Report - Understanding and Responding to the Effects of Climate Change on Alberta's Biodiversity

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Vulnerability Assessment Database

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AMBI Workshop: Better Environmental Management through Monitoring Video featuring Dr. Rick Schneider

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Projected Responses of Songbirds to Alberta Climate Change (2013)

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Rare Grassland Birds and Extreme Weather (2012)

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Burrowing Owl Adaptation Plan of Alberta (2014)

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Schneider 2013 Alberta’s Natural Subregions under a Changing Climate ABMI

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Stralberg 2012 General circulation model recommendations for Alberta ABMI

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Bayne and Nielsen 2012 Scientific support for assessing the vulnerability of Alberta biodiversity to climate change ABMI

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Shank 2012 Framework for assessing the vulnerability of Alberta's biodiversity to climate change ABMI

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Fisher and Bayne 2012 Protecting rare grassland birds from extreme weather events ABMI

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Predicting invasive plant response to climate change: prioritization and mapping of new potential threats to Alberta's biodiversity

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