Evaluating Global Environmental Changes from 1979 to 2019, to Identify Priority Conservation Areas for Birds

Authors: Qihui Wang*, IDCE,Clark University, Florencia Sangermano, Graduate School of Geography and Clark Labs, Clark University
Topics: Spatial Analysis & Modeling, Biogeography, Environmental Science
Keywords: biodiversity,time series analysis, species distribution model, climate effect
Session Type: Virtual Poster
Day: 4/9/2021
Start / End Time: 9:35 AM / 10:50 AM
Room: Virtual 52
Presentation File: Download

Nowadays, global warming is unignorable. In response, changes in climate have caused impacts on natural and human systems on all continents and across the oceans, which means that global species’ distributions, populations, and other activities are highly affected by climate changing.
In this study, global 19 bioclimatic variables from 1979 to 2019 were calculated and used to do the time series analysis to find temporal trends of climate change that are related to species physiology. The species distribution data from the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ (IUCN 2020) was used to calculate birds’ diversity. Finally, the global Priority Conservation Areas for birds were identified by combining the temporal change in 19 bioclimatic variables with birds’ diversity.

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