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Grassland, Shrubland and Desert Ecosystems
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  • Grassland, Shrubland and Desert Ecosystems
  • 333 Broadway SE. Suite 115
  • Albuquerque, NM 87102-3497
  • 505-724-3660
  • 505-724-3688 (fax)

SAVS Climate Change Tool

           

All questions below require a response.

Habitat Vulnerability Uncertainty Uncertainty
Area and distribution - breedingH1.  Area and distribution - breeding: Is the area or location of the associated vegetation type used for breeding activities by this species expected to change?
Area used for breeding habitat expected to...
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Area and distribution - non-breedingH2.  Area and distribution - non-breeding: Is the area or location of the associated vegetation type used for non-breeding activities by this species expected to change?
Area used for non-breeding habitat expected to...
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Habitat components - breedingH3.  Habitat components - breeding: Are specific habitat components required for breeding expected to change within the associated vegetation type?
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Habitat components - non-breedingH4.  Habitat components - non-breeding: Are other specific habitat components required for survival during non-breeding periods expected to change within the associated vegetation type?
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Habitat qualityH5.  Habitat quality: Within habitats occupied, are features of the habitat associated with better reproductive success or survival expected to change?
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Ability to colonize new areasH6.  Ability to colonize new areas: What is the potential for this species to disperse?
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Migratory or transitional habitatsH7.  Migratory or transitional habitats: Does this species require additional habitats during migration that are separated from breeding and non-breeding habitats?
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Physiology Vulnerability Uncertainty Uncertainty
Physiological thresholdsPS1.  Physiological thresholds: Are limiting physiological conditions expected to change?
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Sex ratioPS2.  Sex ratio: Is sex ratio determined by temperature?
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Exposure to weather-related disturbancePS3.  Exposure to weather-related disturbance: Are disturbance events (e.g. severe storms, fires, floods, etc.) that affect survival or reproduction expected to change?
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Limitations to daily activity periodPS4.  Limitations to daily activity period: Are projected temperature or precipitation regimes that influence activity period of species expected to change?
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Survival during resource fluctuationPS5.  Survival during resource fluctuation: Does this species have alternative life history pathways to cope with variable resources or climate conditions?
Species has...
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Energy requirementsPS6.  Energy requirements: What is this species’ metabolic rate?
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Phenology Vulnerability Uncertainty Uncertainty
Mismatch potential - CuesPH1.  Mismatch potential - Cues: Does this species use temperature or moisture cues to initiate activities related to fecundity or survival (e.g. hibernation, migration, breeding)?
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Mismatch potential - Event timingPH2.  Mismatch potential - Event timing: Are activities related to species’ fecundity or survival tied to discrete resource peaks (e.g. food, breeding sites) that are expected to change?
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Mismatch potential - ProximityPH3.  Mismatch potential - Proximity: What is the separation in time or space between cues that initiate activities related to survival or fecundity and discrete events that provide critical resources?
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Resilience to timing mismatchPH4.  Resilience to timing mismatch: Does this species have more than one opportunity to time reproduction to important events?
Species reproduces...
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Biotic Interactions Vulnerability Uncertainty Uncertainty
Food resourcesB1.  Food resources: Are important food resources for this species expected to change?
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PredatorsB2.  Predators: Are important predator populations for this species expected to change?
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SymbiontsB3.  Symbionts: Are populations of symbiotic species expected to change?
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DiseaseB4.  Disease: Is prevalence of diseases known to cause widespread mortality or reproductive failure in this species expected to change?
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CompetitorsB5.  Competitors: Are populations of important competing species expected to change?
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