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Integrating climate change vulnerability assessments from species distribution models and trait-based approaches

Willis, S.G., Foden, W., Baker, D.J., Belle, E., Burgess, N.D., Carr, J.A., Doswald, N., Garcia, R.A., Hartley, A., Hof, C., and others. (2015) Integrating climate change vulnerability assessments from species distribution models and trait-based approaches. Biological Conservation, 190 . pp. 167-178. ISSN 0006-3207. (doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.05.001) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

To accommodate climate-driven changes in biological communities, conservation plans are increasingly making use of models to predict species’ responses to climate change. To date, species distribution models have been the most commonly used approach for assessing species’ vulnerability to climate change. Biological trait-based approaches, which have emerged recently, and which include consideration of species’ sensitivity and adaptive capacity, provide alternative and potentially conflicting vulnerability assessments and present conservation practitioners and planners with difficult choices. Here we discuss the differing objectives and strengths of the approaches, and provide guidance to conservation practitioners for their application. We outline an integrative methodological framework for assessing climate change impacts on species that uses both traditional species distribution modelling approaches and biological trait-based assessments. We show how these models can be used conceptually as inputs to guide conservation monitoring and planning.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.05.001
Uncontrolled keywords: Species distribution modelling; Species climate vulnerability traits; Model integration; Conservation planning for climate change
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Bob Smith
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2016 09:31 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54425 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Smith, Robert J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1599-9171
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