Mapping distributions, threats and opportunities to conserve the greater glider by integrating biophysical and spatially-explicit population models

Date: 28, Jul, 2021
Author(s):   Casey Visintin, Natalie Briscoe, Michael Kearney, Gerry Ryan, Craig Nitschke & Brendan Wintle

Using the threatened greater glider, we integrated biophysical, distribution, and population modelling approaches to account for the interactions between climate change and parallel threats. Our framework combined the effects of wildfire, logging, and habitat fragmentation on populations, while accounting for physiological responses to climate change. Our results suggest additional population declines that would not be captured in other methods. These methods are not specific to a particular species or location and may be used to identify appropriate management actions to conserve threatened species populations around the world.