Environmental Modelling

 

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As climate changes, species’ habitats on the landscape will disappear in some locations and emerge in others. While scientists often focus on these habitat losses and gains, it is often as snapshots in time and the links between current and future habitats can be overlooked. This study maps and evaluates the quality of connectivity between current and future habitats in North America.

Carroll, C., S. Parks, S. Dobrowski, D. R. Roberts. (2018) “Climatic, topographic, and anthropogenic factors determine connectivity between current and future climate analogs in North America.Global Change Biology, in press.


 

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A great deal of environmental research is measuring the effects of various human footprints on the landscape. Quantifying ecological responses to environmental change is at the heart of this. Here, we examined changes in wind speeds and seed dispersal along narrow linear disturbances in the boreal forest.

Roberts, D. R., S. Ciuti, Q. Barber, C. Willier, S. E. Nielsen. (2018) “Accelerated seed dispersal along linear disturbances in the Canadian oil sands region.Scientific Reports, 8:4828.