Weston Roundtable Lecture - Paul Elsen
The Global Outlook for Conserving Mountain Biodiversity Under Climate and Land-Use Change
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Mountain ranges constitute global biodiversity hotspots, yet montane species are often considered highly threatened. Climate change has led to elevational range shifts of numerous plant and animal species, and mountain landscapes have been significantly altered by human activities. I analyze patterns of topography, land-use, and protected areas within the world’s mountain ranges to assess the outlook and develop strategies for conserving mountain biodiversity under global change.