Portfolio conservation of metapopulations under climate change.

  title={Portfolio conservation of metapopulations under climate change.},
  author={Sean C Anderson and Jonathan W. Moore and Michelle M. McClure and Nicholas K Dulvy and Andrew B. Cooper},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  volume={25 2},
Climate change is likely to lead to increasing population variability and extinction risk. Theoretically, greater population diversity should buffer against rising climate variability, and this theory is often invoked as a reason for greater conservation. However, this has rarely been quantified. Here we show how a portfolio approach to managing population diversity can inform metapopulation conservation priorities in a changing world. We develop a salmon metapopulation model in which… CONTINUE READING