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Climate Change

Digests about corridors and climate change

Sea-level rise impacts migratory connectivity

June 20th, 2013|

For non-migratory species, the increased risk for species extinction can often be directly compared to amount of habitat loss predicted for the species.  For migratory species, however, the risk is compounded by not only habitat [...]

Designing reserves for biodiversity

April 26th, 2013|

What is the best way to design a new conservation reserve?  There are multiple factors to consider, including species diversity, spatial extent, and future climate changes.  The incorporation of corridors has been recognized as a [...]

Planning corridors around climate change

March 18th, 2013|

Planning for connectivity often focuses on current climatic conditions and habitat classification, using a snapshot in time to devise a management plan for creating connected landscapes with corridors.  However, given the rate at which global [...]

Shifting corridors in the Amazon

February 13th, 2013|

Amazon rainforests are predicted to be particularly vulnerable to future climate change.  While many other biomes are expected to shift to climatic analogs, or replicates of habitat with similar abiotic conditions but in a new [...]

Australian National Wildlife Corridors Plan

November 7th, 2012|

The Australian government recently announced the release of a new country-wide initiative aimed at preserving and connecting habitat at a national scale. Created by an independent advisory board, the new National Wildlife Corridors Plan sets [...]

Management of range expansion

November 6th, 2012|

As climate change is predicted to shift landscape composition and connectivity, individuals living at the upper range limits for their species may experience more opportunities for colonization into higher latitudes or elevations. The persistence of [...]

Climate change shifts dispersal corridors

September 5th, 2012|

Increasing temperatures due to climate change can be particularly detrimental to boreal species that rely on extensive snow depth and snow persistence into early spring for breeding. If seasonal winter conditions shorten each year and [...]

Connecting habitat to promote range shifts

September 5th, 2012|

Figure 2 from Hodgson et al (2011) Originally, scientists promoted corridors as a way to increase the persistence of populations isolated in habitat fragments. Researchers are now asking if the corridor strategy is the [...]

Corridors and Climate Change

May 2nd, 2012|

How can corridors conserve biodiversity as climate changes? Corridors (and increased landscape connectivity more generally) are the most frequently recommended conservation strategy to protect biodiversity as climate changes. As climate warms, plants and animals are [...]