Climate Change Vulnerability Index

Demonstration of the Climate Change Vulnerability Index by Bruce Young of NatureServe (January 19, 2012). The Climate Change Vulnerability Index assesses the relative vulnerability of plant and animal species to the effects of climate change (e.g. range contractions, population reductions) using readily available information about climate predictions and species’ natural history, distributions and landscape circumstances. This webinar will describe the concepts used to develop the Index, and the climate data sources it draws upon, and the specific assessment factors. It will also demonstrate the use of the assessment and highlight a variety of ways in which it has been applied. Learn more at

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