01. May 2015 · Write a comment · Categories: News

Predictions of species’ range shifts are routinely based on the direct impacts of climate change alone.  But this approach is widely acknowledged as overly simplistic, ignoring many interacting abiotic and biotic factors.  In collaboration with Rebecca Rowe (UNH) and with funding from the NSF (DEB-1457500, starting June 2015), we will be evaluating how the direct and indirect effects of resource use, species interactions, landcover, and climate change at local sites surveyed both a century ago and today have shaped landscape-scale range dynamics of small mammals in the mountains of the Great Basin.

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