Pacific Northwest Watershed Summary of Avian Climate Change Vulnerability

The Pacific Northwest Watershed Summary of Avian Climate Change Vulnerability tool is designed to allow resource managers to view graphical summaries of predicted avian vulnerability to climate change at a watershed (HUC12) scale. The tool displays zonation scores as a ranking of the importance of a given location based on a conservation prioritization exercise. Zonation scores are provided for four groups of birds grouped by associated vegetation type (conifer, grassland, oak, and riparian). The tool also provides information about predicted density for 26 bird species based on both current and future predicted climate scenarios.

Click here to explore the climate tool: https://aknw.shinyapps.io/nplccclimatetool/

For a detailed explanation of data and analysis see:

Veloz, S., L. Salas, B. Altman, J. D. Alexander, D. Jongsomjit, N. Elliott, and G. Ballard. 2015. Improving effectiveness of systematic conservation planning with density data. Conservation Biology 29:1217–1227. Click here

Veloz, S., L. Salas, B. Altman, J. D. Alexander, D. Jongsomjit, N. Elliot, and G. Ballard. 2013. Current and future distribution and abundance of North Pacific birds in the context of climate change: Final report to the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative (Agreement number 13170BG101). PRBO Conservation Science, Petaluma, CA. Click here

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