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What are some of the anticipated changes to this landscape?

Grasslands of the Great Plains are projected in expand and move north and deserts are projected to expand northward and east, replacing grasslands at their southern edge.  

The quality of grasslands may decline, according to this article
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/05/070531112847.htm

Populations of some bird species may be negatively affected
http://www.stateofthebirds.org/habitats/grasslands

Increased amounts of carbon will be stored in grasslands as opposite to other biomes.

Different types of grasslands are expected to have boundary shifts which may impact biodiversity with more resilient grassland types increasing and less resilient grassland types decreasing.

What are some of the challenges and opportunities to working across jurisdictions to address climate change?

Here is an excellent article that describes the institutional barriers to climate change adaptation across US National Parks & US Forests.  At the workshop we will discuss this case in more depth.

http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol15/iss4/art33/





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