No one-size-fits-all approach in a changing climate, changing land

A new study by Jack Williams et al., published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, looks at estimates of climate and land-use change speeds.

Researchers say they looked at the combined effects of land use decisions and climate change because, while there are many studies of each, the two factors need to be examined together.

As climate change alters habitats for birds and bees and everything in between, so too does the way humans decide to use land. Now, for the first time, researchers have found a way to determine the potential combined impacts of both climate and land-use change on plants, animals and ecosystems across the country.