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A Rapid Assessment Tool to Prioritize the Management of New York Species of Greatest Conservation Need in a Changing Climate

Duration

April 2011 - March 2014

Narrative

This project is developing a novel rapid assessment tool to (1) assess the vulnerability of New York species of greatest conservation need to climate change and to prioritize the management of these species, and (2) identify highly vulnerable and resilient areas of the northeastern United States. The tool is based on both spatial and non-spatial aspects of vulnerability, including projected climate stress, potential for the landscape to buffer the effects of climate stress, and local-scale landscape connectivity. Each of these components will be mapped throughout the northeastern United States, resulting in a composite index of “landscape vulnerability”. This composite index will identify places on the landscape that are projected to (1) have high exposure to climate change, and (2) limit the ability of species to adapt to climate change.

Research Products and Activities

Thesis

  • C. P. Nadeau. Managing species of conservation need in the face of climate change: A landscape and trait-based approach.Download  | 
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 2

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 12

Scientific Publications: 52

Presentations: 104

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Links

New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Cornell University
  2. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute