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Western Journalism and Media Fellowships

Shifting Landscapes in the Bay Area

Data Visualization
Image of Comparison graph
Bill Lane Center for the American West, KQED
September 9, 2013
Maria J. Santos
Lauren Sommer, KQED

As the climate continues to warm, scientists believe the Bay Area’s microclimates will shift. These maps show how the region’s plant communities could move as conditions change. What scientists don't know is how fast vegetation could migrate to new areas or how the changes will affect Bay Area parks and wildlife.. Part of a report produced in collaboration with KQED Public Media.