Effect of latitude and Maxent threshold on projected percent climatic habitat loss by 2020, 2050, and 2080 for 35 plethodontid species currently found in the southern Appalachian region of the Coweeta LTER. Presented are percent suitable climatic habitat losses relative to current climate distribution model for two Maxent thresholds (‘strict’ = solid points with a solid regression line and dark grey 95% confidence bands; ‘liberal’ = hollow points with a dashed regression line and light grey 95% confidence bands). Darkest shading indicates regions of overlap between ‘strict’ and ‘liberal’ confidence bands
For Further Reading:
Milanovich, Joseph R., William E. Peterman, Nathan P. Nibbelink, and John C. Maerz. 2010. Projected Loss of a Salamander Diversity Hotspot as a Consequence of Projected Global Climate Change. PLoS ONE 5(8):e12189.
Walls, Susan C. 2009. The role of climate in the dynamics of a hybrid zone in Appalachian salamanders. Global Change Biology 15(8):1903-1910.