"Climate connectivity corridors" that help plants & animals for plants and animals to escape climate change

"Climate connectivity corridors" that help plants & animals for plants and animals to escape climate change

Map shows the regions of the U.S. from which plants and animals will be able to escape predicted climate change. Blue areas are where they will be able to succeed given current conditions, orange areas are where they will be able to succeed only if they are able to cross over human disturbed areas, and gray areas are areas where they cannot succeed by following climate gradients.

 Source: Jenny L. McGuire, Joshua J. Lawler, Brad H. McRae, Tristan NuƱez, and David Theobald, “Achieving climate connectivity in a fragmented landscape,” (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2016)
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