A new generation of eco-activists is using science and technology to reduce emissions and boost biodiversity.
It has inspired some scientists to embrace a new kind of conservation science, focusing on the impact of climate change on species.
The result is a new paradigm of thinking that could have a transformative impact on environmental protection, conservation and policy, the editors say.
The science behind the new approach is based on what’s known as a “big data” approach, in which scientists use data to develop models to understand the impacts of climate variability and natural processes on ecosystems.
The approach was pioneered by a group of scientists from the University of California, Santa Barbara, who published a book called “Big Data for Sustainable Ecosystems”.
The book showed how to incorporate big data into conservation research and to develop a more accurate picture of the natural world.
Scientists from the U.S. and Britain are now using the same approach in the field of biodiversity, with the aim of identifying patterns in how ecosystems are changing and adapting to climate change.
They’re also using the approach to develop the framework of a “biocultural ecology”, which aims to better understand how biodiversity and other species are responding to climate changes.
These scientists are using climate data to determine how ecosystems change and adapt to changing climate conditions, and to learn how ecosystems adapt to environmental change, the authors say.
Scientists are now developing new methods to identify species under threat from climate change, which are using big data to find them.
In the case of the Southern Resident Pigeon, for example, it’s being found that a new population of birds are migrating northward into Australia from south-eastern South America, potentially threatening a native species that is currently found in the wild in South America.
“These are the kinds of things we’re doing with climate data, using big-data to look at how ecosystems and species are changing,” said James Hays, the executive director of the Nature Conservancy, an organisation that works with some of the world’s most endangered species.
“It’s an important part of the climate science community.”
The authors of the book have called the approach “biotechnological ecology” and say it’s part of a larger effort to understand how our ecosystems are responding as climate change threatens them.
“We need to know how these species are doing, how they’re responding to changes in the environment, how much of their ecological value is lost because of the changes we’re creating,” said Mark Hoch, a senior research fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and the author of the new book.
“If you look at the numbers and you think, wow, I really need to get a lot of work done, then you’re not doing your job.”
Hays and other conservationists argue that the new method can help protect some of our most vulnerable species from extinction, such as the giant puffin and the spotted owl.
They also argue that it can inform conservation decisions and help scientists make decisions about the future of species.
However, the approach may also cause problems, particularly with climate change itself.
The authors point out that in a climate system with no natural predators or prey, animals and plants are likely to adapt to their environment.
It’s therefore likely that changes to the climate will cause species to shift to more suitable habitats.
Hays, who is a co-author of the latest book, said that while the new science is not a panacea, the new ideas might help to help conserve some of these endangered species, such the Australian bird.
“The climate change changes that we are facing right now are going to have an impact on birds,” he said.
“We’re going to see more changes to our environment that will have an effect on our species.
We’re going do our best to preserve these species.”
The Nature Conservancies new book, The Conservation of Biodiversity in a Changing Climate, is published by Cambridge University Press.