This research project is using scenario planning methods to design and test conservation strategies for Florida which are robust in the face of human population and climate change.
Three scenarios were developed. Across all, climate change is equivalent to IPCC RCP8.5, and population increase is BEBR median projection. What varies are land use practices and conservation strtegies.
In this project, we are evaluating the potential impacts of the scenarios above on approximately 50 species whose habitat requirements have been previously modeled by FWCC
For each scenario and species combination, our SPLASH system was used to predict habitat loss and gain