HOW WILL CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT THE PROTECTED AREA NETWORK IN TURKEY?

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2021-6-08
Erol, Dudu
Climate Change is a critical problem which might have irrecoverable effects on nature. Due to rising GHG concentrations in the atmosphere, and consequent global warming, global biodiversity is increasingly under threat. Protected areas are the most important tools to conserve biodiversity from destruction. That is why estimating future climatic conditions in protected areas plays a critical role in the prediction of possible changes in biota and ecosystems. Climate velocity is one such measurement that estimates the spatial change in climate over a certain period, which in turn can be used to assess how species or ecosystems will respond to climate change. Turkey will also be affected from climate change in this century. Therefore, to find out whether our protected area network will continue to be sufficient in in the future, and if movement of the biota inside towards newly climatically suitable areas will be possible, we will build a climate velocity surface for Turkey, estimate the positions of protected areas in the new climate space, and then assess whether they will be able to maintain their functions.

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D. Erol, “HOW WILL CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT THE PROTECTED AREA NETWORK IN TURKEY?,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2021.