"Using Habitat Vulnerability Assessment Results to Inform Agency Decisions" Webinar
March 17, 2010
With a grant from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Manonment Center for Conservation Sciences, we identified the relative vulnerability of twenty habitat types identified in the Massachusetts State Wildlife Action Plan using an Expert Panel approach. We identify the Species in Greatest Conservation Need linked to these habitats which are most likely to be affected by climate change conditions. We provide confidence values for the relative vulnerability rankings and identify the various factors which make them vulnerabile under climate change conditions for each habitat type. Results from this assesment are being used to inform wildlife habitat management and acquisition implementation processes.
John A. O'Leary
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MDFW)
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