Spatially Prioritizing Conservation Investments in New York State: A Decision Support Toolkit for Climate Adaptation

Project Sponsor: New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
End Date: Dec. 31, 2015


This TNC led project collected, synthesized and packaged information managers need to make climate-smart decisions. Information on the distribution of habitats and species, the condition of these habitats and identified threats, connectivity among habitats that will allow for species relocation, and the provision of ecosystem services were integrated into a single toolkit that supports the identification of climate adaptation strategies for conservation objectives. Our role in this project was to apply our expertise in species science and spatial modeling to predict shifts in selected species distributions due to projected climate and land use change, and to develop a spatial Climate Change vulnerability Index for selected species.

Dec. 10, 2020 | Updated Jan. 28, 2021, 6:05 p.m.