Assisted Migration/Managed Relocation Planning

Projected climate change could influence the distribution of many species. Concern for the persistence of species affected by climate change has led to suggestions that species be moved into novel regions to expand their ranges. This management action, commonly referred to as assisted migration or managed relocation, is designed to mitigate declines in the density or distribution of a species in its native range due to climate change. Our lab is interested in quantifying uncertainty affecting the decision to move species and the selection of sites suitable for novel species introductions. Read the project proposal "Providing Decision Support for Managed Relocation to Mitigate Climate Change" (pdf file) by Alison Mynsberge.