Regional Impacts of Climate Change on Forests and Bird Communities

Climate change is altering species habitats, and these impacts will only intensify as the climate continues to depart from current conditions. The use of species distribution models to evaluate potential responses of birds to climate change is important as we consider management options. This webinar will provide information about:

  • Potential effects of climate change on 147 bird species habitats of the eastern United States
  • Why information on potential climate and tree species habitat changes are important to evaluate when considering potential climate change impacts
  • The importance of communicating uncertainties when applying results to vulnerability assessments.

About the Speaker(s)

Steve Matthews

Steve Matthews

Stephen Matthews is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University and Landscape Ecologist with the Northern Research Station of the USDA Forest Service. His research focuses on understanding the responses of ecological systems in a changing world. In addition to field studies in wildlife ecology, the majority of his research centers on modeling the habitat dynamics of tree and bird species distributions to climate change across the Eastern United States.

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