E-mail

E-mail a Wiley Online Library Link

Pablo A. Imbach, Bruno Locatelli, Luis G. Molina, Philippe Ciais and Paul W. Leadley Climate change and plant dispersal along corridors in fragmented landscapes of Mesoamerica Ecology and Evolution 3

Article first published online: 30 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ece3.672

Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

We assessed the role of biological corridors for plant dispersal under climate change at a regional scale with limited knowledge on species traits (i.e., on tropical ecosystems) and uncertain future climate scenarios. For this purpose, we developed a cellular automata model to simulate plant dispersal and used the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor (MBC) as a test base. We found that important biological corridors have relatively large areas and gradients in altitude, latitude, and longitude and that only the fastest species can keep up with the expected change in climate. We conclude that the spatial assessment of the vulnerability of protected areas and the role of corridors in facilitating dispersal can help conservation planning under a changing climate.

Complete the form below and we will send an e-mail message containing a link to the selected article on your behalf

Required = Required Field

SEARCH