Predicted Changes in Climatic Niche and Climate Refugia of Conservation Priority Salamander Species in the Northeastern United States

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Global climate change represents one of the most extensive and pervasive threats to wildlife populations. Amphibians, specifically salamanders, are particularly susceptible to the effects of changing climates due to their restrictive physiological requirements and low vagility; however, little is known about which landscapes and species are vulnerable to climate change. Our study objectives included, (1) evaluating species-specific predictions (based on 2050 climate projections) and vulnerabilities to climate OPEN ACCESS

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@inproceedings{Sutton2014PredictedCI, title={Predicted Changes in Climatic Niche and Climate Refugia of Conservation Priority Salamander Species in the Northeastern United States}, author={William B. Sutton and Kyle T Barrett and Allison T. Moody and Cynthia S. Loftin and Phillip G. deMaynadier and Priya Nanjappa and Deanna H. Olson}, year={2014} }