Ecological parameter:  climate change vulnerability score (CCVS)

Parameter group: climate change parameter

The "climate change vulnerability score" (CCVS) is an aggregation of six autecological traits that are known to be associated with vulnerability to climatechange: endemism, micro-endemism, temperature preference, altitudinal preference, stream zonation preference, and life history. The score ranges between 0 - invulnerable and 6 - highly vulnerable.

Hershkovitz, Y., Dahm, V., Lorenz, A.W., Hering, D., 2015. A multi-trait approach for the identification and protection of European freshwater species that are potentially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Ecological Indicators 50: 150-160. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.10.023

Classification system: metric value (0-6)

Category nameAbbreviationExplanation
climate change vulnerability scoreCCVSclimate change vulnerability score
Assigned taxa for each higher systematic unit
TaxagroupNumber of assigned taxa / total number of taxa - percentage
Ephemeroptera344 / 344 - 100%
Plecoptera461 / 571 - 80.7%
Trichoptera1135 / 1428 - 79.4%