Climate change vulnerability score (CCVS)
The "climate change vulnerability score" (CCVS) is an aggregation of six autecological traits (www.freshwaterecology.info) that are known to be associated with vulnerability to CC: endemism, micro-endemism, temperature preference, altitudinal preference, stream zonation preference, and life history.
The database currently contains information of 1940 species of Ephemeroptera (mayflies), Plecoptera (stoneflies) and Trichoptera (caddisflies) with a vulnerability score ranging on a scale between 0 – “invulnerable” to 6 – “highly vulnerable” to climate change.
The aim of this score is to enable a better management of freshwater habitats by identifying "hotspots" in which vulnerable species occur.
Here we provide a possibility to look for EPT species according to the country they are found in and the vulnerability score of each species.
The entire table is available for download (xls/zip).
This information should be cited as: Hershkovitz Y., V. Dahm, A.W. Lorenz and D. Hering (2015). A multi-trait approach for the identification and protection of European freshwater species that are potentially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Ecological Indicators 50: 150-160. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.10.023
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