Vulnerability of Species to Climate Change in the Southwest

Vulnerability of Species to Climate Change in the Southwest : Terrestrial Species of the Middle Rio Grande

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We used a vulnerability scoring system to assess the vulnerability of 117 vertebrate species that occur in the Middle Rio Grande Bosque (MRGB) to expected climate change. The purpose of this project was to guide wildlife managers on options and considerations for climate change adaptation. The 117 species occur regularly in the MRGB during the breeding season, winter, or year-round. In general, future climate scenarios predict warmer temperatures with an altered precipitation regime that will likely lead to reduced water levels in the MRGB. This assessment points to several key issues relating to future habitat changes and individual species physiology that are expected to affect species survival under climate change. Decreased availability of mesic sites is expected to directly impact many amphibian and reptile populations and is expected to have indirect affects for birds and mammals primarily through changes in habitat availability.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 11mm | 481g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508698406
  • 9781508698401