To develop the framework to identify demographic sensitivities and assess the vulnerability of grassland bird species to future climate change. Objectives are to (1) Develop a strong partnership among managers and researchers to understand how climate change could be accounted for in conservation and management planning for grassland birds throughout the NE CSC region. (2) Develop spatially-explicit and temporally dynamic species distribution models for a select group of grassland birds. (3) Evaluate current “on-the-ground” prairie and grassland management practices and the placement of existing and proposed conservation areas relative to future climate change.
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- News: Grassland Bird Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Meeting. December 20, 2013.
- SUBMITTED: "Assessing the vulnerability of Henslow’s Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii), a declining grassland bird, to future climate change indicates a retraction in their demographic niche."
- Lisa A. McCauley, Benjamin Zuckerberg, Christine A. Ribic. "Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability for Grassland Birds using Demographically Informed Species Distribution Models". American Grassland Conference, Ft Collins, Colorado. September 29 - October 1, 2015.