Dynamic Visualization of Species Movements Due to Climate Change

As climate change alters 
habitats and disrupts ecosystems, where will
 animals move to survive?
 And will human development prevent them from getting there?

Conservancy cartographer and analyst Dan Majka brought this data to life in a series of maps that show what corridors mammals, amphibians, and other animals will use as they move to new habitats under projected climate change. Inspired by wind maps of the United States, and using code from Earth global wind map, adapted by Chris Helm, Majka’s dynamic map allows scientists and the public to see the continent-wide impact of climate change on animals and visualize corridors they will need to move.

Source: Justine E. Hausheer, “Migration in Motion: Visualizing Species Movements Due to Climate Change,” Cool Green Science, nature.org, 19 August 2016.



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