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The Yale Framework 2017-03-18T22:53:42+00:00

The Yale Framework

The Yale Climate Adaptation Framework is a flexible portfolio of six spatially explicit adaptation options that helps adjust the way land use planning can be done for a climate future. The framework crosses three ecological scales (i.e., species, ecosystems, and landscapes) used in different levels of planning with six adaptation approaches. Maintaining and restoring ecological connectivity is a cornerstone adaptation approach in the Framework.

About The Yale Framework
Website yale.databasin.org
Author(s) Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Working Group (led by Oswald Schmitz)
Published 2013
Compatible with Stand-alone
User Forum None
User Guide None
Compatible OS Windows, Mac
Most Useful for
  • Exploring potential methods for planning for connectivity
  • Introductory data sets that can be helpful to planners
  • Climate change focus
Data Requirements None

Figures and Examples

From Schmitz, O. J. et al. 2015. Creating biodiversity: practical guidance about climate change adaptation approaches in support of land-use planning. Natural Areas Journal 35(1): 190-203.

From Schmitz, O. J. et al. 2015. Creating biodiversity: practical guidance about climate change adaptation approaches in support of land-use planning. Natural Areas Journal 35(1): 190-203.

Courtesy Florida Natural Areas Inventory at Florida State University.

Courtesy Florida Natural Areas Inventory at Florida State University.