Impacts on Terrestrial Species and Ecosystems
A changing climate will drive changes in vegetation or habitat characteristics in terrestrial habitats including:
- Some species seek to move, some species adapt and some go locally extinct.
- Some species will lack appropriate corridors to move to more suitable habitats - this could eliminate a species or a portion of its range.
- Some species will no longer have suitable habitat within their historic range in Florida.
- Protected areas may no longer be suitable for many wildlife species or correspond to the most important wildlife habitat.
- Normal seasonal fire events may change.