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Connectivity Planning to Address Climate Change

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Tristan A. Nunez(Author), Josh Lawler(Author), Brad McRae(Author), John Pierce(Author), Meade Krosby(Author), Darren Kavanagh(Author), Peter Singleton(Author), Tewksbury, Joshua J.(Author), North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), 2015-06-19(creation), 2015-06-19(lastUpdate), 2013(Publication), Connectivity Planning to Address Climate Change


Abstract: As the climate changes, human land use may impede species from tracking areas with suitable climates. Maintaining connectivity between areas of different temperatures could allow organisms to move along temperature gradients and allow species to continue to occupy the same temperature space as the climate warms. We used a coarse-filter approach to identify broad corridors for movement between areas where human influence is low while simultaneously routing the corridors along present-day spatial gradients of temperature. We modified a cost–distance algorithm to model these corridors and tested the model with data on current land-use and climate patterns in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. The resulting maps identified [...]


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journalConservation Biology
noteTristan A. Nunez, Josh Lawler, Brad Mcrae, John Pierce, Meade Krosby, Darren Kavanagh, Peter Singleton, and Tewksbury, Joshua J., 2013, Connectivity Planning to Address Climate Change: Conservation Biology, v. 27, no. 2, p. 407-416.

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