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Title: Tools for predicting wildlife species distribution response to ecological shifts
Authors: Davis, Austin V.
Fuentes, Ashley A.
Jung, Jacob F.
Theel, Heather J., 1980-
Britzke, Eric R.
Fischer, Richard A., Jr., 1964-
Keywords: Climatic changes
Endangered species
Habitat (Ecology)
Environmental management
Military bases
Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Note (Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/TN EMRRP-EI-05
Abstract: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) serves as the Nation’s environmental engineer. Within this capacity, the USACE designs, plans, oversees, and manages multiple civil works and military construction efforts. The advancement of sustainable design and development practices that beneficially integrate engineering and ecology is a goal of USACE projects ( Once completed, USACE projects are often in service for many decades; therefore, USACE planners must consider long-term changes in the environmental setting of each project (Cann 2010). Wildlife distributions change over time in response to the gain and loss of habitat, as well as other natural processes. Regulatory actions, such as the designation of critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act, can allow for habitat to be preserved promoting source populations that can expand their distribution if conditions are favorable. The listing or de-listing of Threatened and Endangered Species can have direct impacts on USACE projects coming to fruition after years of planning. In an effort to predict potential impacts to USACE restoration sites from species range shifts either into or out of an area, this technical note provides a methodological framework and promotes a model design that has the capacity to inform future decision making.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/TN EMRRP-EI-05
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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