Reintroduction As an Ecosystem Restoration Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Forero-Medina et al.(2011) propose a novel approach to evaluation of constraints on species' range shifts in response to increasing temperatures by simulating upslope movement of montane tropical amphibians. Their approach is original because it goes beyond predicting how species will respond to climate change under different climatic scenarios. They used a spatially explicit framework to examine how topographical barriers could limit the movement of organisms across the landscape. Although their approach is innovative, several assumptions on which their model is based are not well grounded in the natural history of tropical amphibians. Thus, the model de-emphasizes the importance of the behavior of individuals and population processes in determining species' responses to climate change. Furthermore, model predictions cannot be tested for amphibian species …

publication date

  • January 1, 2011