Climate change vulnerability assessment of the urban forest in three Canadian cities

Climate change is a likely addition to the unpredictable challenges urban communities will face. Enhancing urban forests has gained prominence as a climate adaptation tool in cities. The fact that urban forests are also vulnerable is now starting to emerge. Many urban forest management professionals...

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Autor Principal: Ordoñez Barona, Camilo; Duinker, Peter N.
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Publicado: Climatic Change; Vol. 131, No. 4 2015
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spelling ir-p17054coll23-7202020-09-28 Climate change vulnerability assessment of the urban forest in three Canadian cities Ordoñez Barona, Camilo; Duinker, Peter N. Climate change is a likely addition to the unpredictable challenges urban communities will face. Enhancing urban forests has gained prominence as a climate adaptation tool in cities. The fact that urban forests are also vulnerable is now starting to emerge. Many urban forest management professionals do not know how to take climate change into account and what aspects of urban forest vulnerability to climate change to prioritize. Bringing climate change to the forefront of the decision-making process in urban forest management, and urban forests to the forefront of urban climate issues, is important to urban forest success. This paper presents an exploratory assessment of vulnerability to climate change in the Canadian urban forests of Halifax, London, and Saskatoon. The objectives of the assessment were to: 1) identify the elements of urban forest exposure and sensitivity to climate change, the nature of the expected impact, and the adaptive capacities that exist in these three urban forests. 2) assess which of these elements contributes more to urban forest vulnerability to climate change. 3) elicit adaptive strategies based on this information. The method used was participatory and expert-based and allowed for a systematic evaluation of vulnerability. Exposures related to drought, heat stress, and wind, susceptibility of urban trees to insects and diseases, and the sensitivity of young trees and tree species with specific temperature and moisture requirements, are the main concerns regarding the vulnerability of urban forests to climate change in these three cities. Urban forest; Climate change; Vulnerability of evaluation Ciencias naturales y matemáticas; Ciencias naturales y matemáticas / Ciencias de la vida Biología 2015 Climatic Change; Vol. 131, No. 4 PDF Artículo ENG - Inglés Halifax (Canadá); London (Ontario, Canadá); Saskatoon (Saskatchewan, Canadá) Colfuturo © Derechos reservados del autor http://babel.banrepcultural.org/cdm/ref/collection/p17054coll23/id/720
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topic Urban forest; Climate change; Vulnerability of evaluation
Ciencias naturales y matemáticas; Ciencias naturales y matemáticas / Ciencias de la vida Biología
spellingShingle Urban forest; Climate change; Vulnerability of evaluation
Ciencias naturales y matemáticas; Ciencias naturales y matemáticas / Ciencias de la vida Biología
Ordoñez Barona, Camilo; Duinker, Peter N.
Climate change vulnerability assessment of the urban forest in three Canadian cities
description Climate change is a likely addition to the unpredictable challenges urban communities will face. Enhancing urban forests has gained prominence as a climate adaptation tool in cities. The fact that urban forests are also vulnerable is now starting to emerge. Many urban forest management professionals do not know how to take climate change into account and what aspects of urban forest vulnerability to climate change to prioritize. Bringing climate change to the forefront of the decision-making process in urban forest management, and urban forests to the forefront of urban climate issues, is important to urban forest success. This paper presents an exploratory assessment of vulnerability to climate change in the Canadian urban forests of Halifax, London, and Saskatoon. The objectives of the assessment were to: 1) identify the elements of urban forest exposure and sensitivity to climate change, the nature of the expected impact, and the adaptive capacities that exist in these three urban forests. 2) assess which of these elements contributes more to urban forest vulnerability to climate change. 3) elicit adaptive strategies based on this information. The method used was participatory and expert-based and allowed for a systematic evaluation of vulnerability. Exposures related to drought, heat stress, and wind, susceptibility of urban trees to insects and diseases, and the sensitivity of young trees and tree species with specific temperature and moisture requirements, are the main concerns regarding the vulnerability of urban forests to climate change in these three cities.
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author Ordoñez Barona, Camilo; Duinker, Peter N.
author_facet Ordoñez Barona, Camilo; Duinker, Peter N.
author_sort Ordoñez Barona, Camilo; Duinker, Peter N.
title Climate change vulnerability assessment of the urban forest in three Canadian cities
title_short Climate change vulnerability assessment of the urban forest in three Canadian cities
title_full Climate change vulnerability assessment of the urban forest in three Canadian cities
title_fullStr Climate change vulnerability assessment of the urban forest in three Canadian cities
title_full_unstemmed Climate change vulnerability assessment of the urban forest in three Canadian cities
title_sort climate change vulnerability assessment of the urban forest in three canadian cities
publisher Climatic Change; Vol. 131, No. 4
publishDate 2015
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