Climate change impacts on ecoregions in the Kangchenjunga Landscape of India, Bhutan, and Nepal

Climate change is causing ecoregions to shift in the Hindu Kush Himalayas, threatening both ecosystem services and biodiversity in the region. As these ecoregions shift, important ecological processes may be disrupted and species ranges may begin to move outside the protected areas that were designed to conserve them. Although transboundary landscape initiatives and adaptive management strategies exist in the HKH to mitigate these negative impacts, researchers and practitioners need methods to project how ecoregions may shift in response to the evolving conditions of climate change present one such method, whereby projected climate data is used to predict ecoregion distributions based on an environmental stratification method.