WCS 3-Sentence Science
June 21, 2019
Each year, Wildlife Conservation Society scientists publish more than 300 peer-reviewed studies and papers. “WCS 3-Sentence Science” is a regular tip-sheet — in bite sized helpings — of some of this published work.
Here we present work by WCS’s James Watson on the importance of identifying habitats resilient to climate change:
- A team of researchers identified priorities for securing potential sites where wildlife can take refuge as areas of habitat become climatically unsuitable.
- They developed and compared two planning scenarios: one that that permits both the retention of high quality habitat and the restoration of land used for forestry and agriculture; and a scenario that favors the retention of high quality habitat above land restoration efforts.
- The results of the study provide immediate guidance for on-ground management actions, and provides a robust methodology that can support climate change adaptation decisions in multi-use landscapes around the world.
Study and Journal: “Retention and restoration priorities for climate adaptation in a multi-use landscape” from Global Ecology and Conservation
WCS Co-Author(s): James Watson , Director WCS Science and Research Initiative
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