- USGCRP Coordinators:
- Matthew Dzaugis, Program Coordinator
- Allyza Lustig, Program Coordinator
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Ecosystems, Ecosystem Services, and Biodiversity
All regions and ecosystems of the United States are experiencing the impacts of climate change. However, impacts will vary by region and ecosystem: not all areas will experience the same types of impacts, nor will they experience them to the same degree (Ch. 2: Climate, KM 5 and 6). Regional variation in climate impacts are covered in detail in other sectoral and regional chapters of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. However, in Figure 7.5, a wide range of regional examples are provided at multiple scales to demonstrate the varied ways in which biodiversity, ecosystems, and ecosystem services are being impacted around the United States.
Figure 7.5: Regional Ecosystems Impacts
Click on a region for examples of impacts to biodiversity, ecosystems, and ecosystem services.
Northern Great Plains
Southern Great Plains
Hawaii and U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands
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