A generic method to assess species exploratory potential under climate change
Climate, by altering the spatio-temporal distributions of suitable habitats, leads to modifications in a multitude of species ranges. In recent years, the ability of species to adjust to changing climatic conditions is of growing concern. In the present study, a generic trait-based method to assess species exploratory potential under climate change is proposed. “Exploratory potential” is here defined as the capacity of species to initiate the act of leaving their current habitats and to reach new ones outside of their range, at a rate fast enough to keep pace with climate change.
Massiot-Granier, F., Lassalle, G., Almeida, P. R., Aprahamian, M., Castonguay, M., Drouineau, H., . . . Lambert, P. (2018). A generic method to assess species exploratory potential under climate change. Ecological Indicators, 90, 615-623. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.03.047