Using Models to Predict Complex Wildlife Responses to Climate

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Wood Thrush (Photo: K. C. Azar)

Wood Thrush (Photo: K. C. Azar)

NE CSC Postdoctoral Fellow Tom Bonnot looked into the varying population size and distribution of two critical bird species, the prairie warbler and wood thrush, by modeling their population distribution across the central hardwoods and then predicting how these variables will change up to the year 2100. 

The results of this study will expand the understanding of the relationship between climate change, land management, and future wildlife populations.

Bonnot, T. Thompson, F.R. Millspaugh, J.  2017.  Dynamic-landscape metapopulation models predict complex response of wildlife populations to climate and landscape change. Ecosphere

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