Recent publication: Extinction risk in cloud forest fragments under climate change and habitat loss

ImageIn this paper we aimed to  quantify  the  impact  of  climate and land-use change on the extinction risk of metapopulations, as an explicit measure of species persistence. The extinction risk of metapopulations can be approximated through simple models, providing a regional snapshot of the extinction  probability  of a species.  We  evaluated the  extinction risk  of  three species  under  different  climate  change  scenarios  in  three  different  regions  of the  Mexican  cloud  forest,  a  highly  fragmented  habitat  that  is  particularly vulnerable to climate change.

Reference:

Ponce-Reyes, R., Nicholson, E., Baxter, P.W.J., Fuller, R.A. & Possingham, H. (2013) Extinction risk in cloud forest fragments under climate change and habitat loss. Diversity and Distributions, 19, 518-529.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12064

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