Using GIS and the Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM4) to Model Shorebird Habitat Loss Due to Global Climate Change
Author: Russell Jones
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Shorebirds undertake twice yearly migrations that are among the longest known among any animal species. These migrations are energetically costly and require a series of coastal "staging" sites where shorebirds can rest and replenish their fat reserves. This paper uses GIS and the SLAMM4 to model shorebird habitat loss from sea level rise due to global climate change at several key coastal sites.