Assessing the vulnerability of Australian skinks to climate change

  title={Assessing the vulnerability of Australian skinks to climate change},
  author={Abigail L. Cabrelli and L. Hughes},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  • Abigail L. Cabrelli, L. Hughes
  • Published 2015
  • Geography
  • Climatic Change
  • A framework for assessing species vulnerability to climate change was developed and applied to the largest family of reptiles in Australia, the scincid lizards (skinks). This framework integrated the projections of environmental niche models (ENMs) with an index of vulnerability based on the species’ ecological traits. We found vulnerability to be highly variable among species, suggesting that responses to climate change will be idiosyncratic, and identified a number of species that by virtue… CONTINUE READING
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