Vulnerability assessments are rapidly becoming an essential tool in climate change adaptation planning. As states revise their Wildlife Action Plans, the need to integrate climate change considerations drives the adoption of vulnerability assessments as critical components. To help meet this need for New York, we calculated the relative vulnerability of 119 of New York’s Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) using NatureServe’s Climate Change Vulnerability Index.
- Schlesinger MD, Corser JD, Perkins KA, and White EL. 2011. Vulnerability of at-risk species to climate change in New York. New York Natural Heritage Program, Albany, NY.