Digests about corridors and climate change
Forest growth and carbon storage increase with proximity to the edge in temperate broadleaf forests, but edge effects also make forests more vulnerable to climate change.
Housing development will limit the ability of the National Wildlife Refuge System to respond to climate change
The U. S. National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS) represents a large network of high priority conservation areas. Like all other protected areas around the globe, the refuges are likely to experience shifts in habitat composition [...]
Is the United States connected enough for plants and animals to respond to climate change? High levels of fragmentation throughout the country mean more barriers to movement if ranges shift under warming temperatures. The extent [...]
Protecting large, well-connected landscapes remains one of the best conservation strategies for maintaining biodiversity in the future. Given the likelihood of climate change to cause species range shifts, land managers and other decision-makers will need [...]
Roads act act corridors, to the benefit of humans and the sometimes benefit of plants and animals. They help move people around, but they also fragment landscapes. They provide paths for native species to expand, [...]
The Brazilian Cerrado is the largest continuous savannah in South America and considered to be the most biodiverse savannah in the world. Included in this biodiversity is over 100 species of bats, more than 10% [...]