Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Kansas
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Kansas Project

The Impact of Future Climate Variability on Shorebirds and Their Wetland Habitats in the South-Central U.S.

October 2020 - December 2022


Participating Agencies


Predicting shorebird and other wildlife responses to climate-induced wetland changes is therefore key to developing regional wetland conservation plans that support biodiversity. We will expand on past studies by generating precise maps of future wetland extent and connectivity for the region; and integrating habitat use and movement information for shorebirds and other wildlife to better-inform projected wildlife responses to changes in wetland connectivity.