In a recently published study in Global Change Biology, researchers mapped "climate corridors" for wildlife in North American habitats. From the University of Montana press release: "Climate corridors form the best route between current and future climate types. Because organisms need to avoid inhospitable climates, the corridors are often circuitous. Although previous studies have mapped climate connectivity areas over smaller regions, this is the first time scientists have mapped these areas over entire continents." The research team hopes that the study's results will help inform land management decisions in response to climate change and help managers identify "landscape features that promote connectivity among protected areas."