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McCullough, Ian; Davis, Frank W.; Dingman, John; Flint, Lorraine; Flint, Alan; Serra-Diaz, Josep; Syphard, Alexandra D.; Moritz, Max A.; Hannah, Lee; Franklin, Janet. 2016. High and dry: high elevations disproportionately exposed to regional climate change in Mediterranean-climate landscapes. Landscape Ecology. Vol: 31. Pages 1063-1075. (Abstract) (Online version)


Predicting climate-driven species’ range shifts depends substantially on species’ exposure to climate change. Mountain landscapes contain a wide range of topoclimates and soil characteristics that are thought to mediate range shifts and buffer species’ exposure. Quantifying fine-scale patterns of exposure across mountainous terrain is a key step in understanding vulnerability of species to regional climate change.