Journal article

Assessing the vulnerability of freshwater crayfish to climate change

Md Anwar Hossain, Jose J Lahoz-Monfort, Mark A Burgman, Monika Bohm, Heini Kujala, Lucie M Bland



Aim: Climate change is a major threat to the persistence of biodiversity. Global assessments highlight the most climate vulnerable species and geographic regions based on species traits and measures of exposure to climate change. Yet the majority of climate change vulnerability assessments have focused on terrestrial and marine vertebrates and largely ignored the less well-known freshwater species and invertebrates. We present the first global analysis of 574 species of freshwater crayfish (Families: Astacidae, Parastacidae and Cambaridae) using IUCN's trait-based vulnerability assessment protocol. Location: Global. Methods: We collected species-specific information on sensitivity (eight tra..

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Awarded by Australian Research Centre Discovery Project

Funding Acknowledgements

Australian Wildlife Society; Drummond Travel Award; BioSciences Travel Award; Veski Inspiring Women Fellowship; Rufford Foundation; ZSL Mission Opportunities Fund; Australian Research Centre Discovery Project, Grant/Award Number: DP160101003