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When forest animals need to leave their home territories, because of climate change impacts like drought, flooding, or heat or because humans are moving in, where do they go? They need a habitat corridor or pathway – with tree cover, food, and water – to protect them on their journey to a nearby suitable habitat.
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Liu, Ning; Caldwell, Peter V; Dobbs, G Rebecca; Miniat, Chelcy Ford; Bolstad, Paul V; Nelson, Stacy A C; Sun, Ge.
- Land cover change-induced decline in terrestrial gross primary production over the conterminous United States from 2001 to 2016
Zhang, Yulong; Song, Conghe; Hwang, Taehee; Novick, Kimberly; Coulston, John W.; Vose, James; Dannenberg, Matthew P.; Hakkenberg, Christopher R.; Mao, Jiafu; Woodcock, Curtis E.
- Chapter 4 - Spatial patterns of drought and moisture surplus in the conterminous United States: 2019, and between 2017 to 2019, and 2015 to 2019
Koch, Frank H.; Coulston, John W.
- The geodiv R package: tools for calculating gradient surface metrics
Smith, Annie C.; Dahlin, Kyla M.; Record, Sydne; Costanza, Jennifer K.; Wilson, Adam M.; Zarnetske, Phoebe L.
- Implications of a priori parameters on calibration in conditions of varying terrain characteristics: Case study of the SAC-SMA model in eastern United States
Chouaib, Wafa; Alila, Younes; Caldwell, Peter V.