Institute at Brown for Environment and SocietyIBES

Saving Species from Climate Change: Assessing Risks and Finding Solutions

Researchers: 
Dov Sax

Climate change is expected to endanger tens of thousands of species by the end of this century. This will occur because many species can only tolerate particular climate conditions, those conditions will no longer exist where those species are currently found, and many species will be blocked from shifting their geographic distribution by highways, urban sprwal and agricultural landscapes. The Sax Research Lab is engaged in assessing species extinction risks, evaluating species capacity to adapt on their own, and evaluating alternative conservation approaches for safeguarding these species. This work spans from tropical cloud forest habitats to species in our own backyards in California, the Midwest and New England. 

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