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The Vulnerability of California Amphibian Species to Climate Change

by Ben-Zeev, Rayna

Abstract

Amphibians are declining on a global scale, faster than any other taxonomic group. Although I am still unsure of the causes of many local declines, I have evidence that on a larger scale temperature and precipitation changes caused by climate change directly relate to broader amphibian disappearances. I aim to use past temperature and precipitation trends and amphibian distributions in California to predict future amphibian distributions. I use the Biomod2 package in R, along with CMIP5 climate layers and emissions scenarios to correlate amphibian distributions to climate, and predict a range of future possibilities for amphibians under different carbon emission scenarios. I hope to identify which species are most in danger of extirpation to hopefully direct future management initiatives to these species.

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Copyright
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Publisher
Colorado College
PID
coccc:11173
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
42 pages : illustrations
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Kummel, Miro Brown, David
Department/Program
Environmental Program
Degree Name
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Type
bachelor
Degree Grantor
Colorado College
Date Issued
2015-05