This page contains multiple maps predicting environment suitability for the blacklegged tick (I. scapularis) in New Brunswick.

Two different down-scaled climate change projections were used to construct these predictions, both of which are originated with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 5th Assessment Report:

  • RCP 4.5: this is a 'low' greenhouse gas emissions scenario, where emissions have been assumed to have stabilized to about 650 ppm CO2 equivalent.
  • RCP 8.5: this is a 'high' greenhouse gas emissions scenario, where energy demand is high and there is an absence of climate change policies to reduce anthropogenic emissions.

You'll see that there are predictied environmental suitability maps under both RCP scenarios, for three time periods: 2020, 2050, and 2080.

The maps are interactive. Please click on the upper-left corner of the map page, and select the "Layers" option. You can show, or hide, particular projections by clicking on the eye symbol to the left of the layer name.

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