Birds and Climate Change

Birds and Climate Change

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Temperature and other climate variables are currently changing at a dramatic rate. Birds are excellent model organisms, with a very active metabolism, they are highly sensitive to environmental changes and as highly mobile creatures they are also extremely reactive. Birds and Climate Change discusses our current knowledge of observed changes and provides guidelines for studies in the years to come so we can document and understand how patterns of changing weather conditions may affect birds. The various chapters are written by leading experts in these fields and enlighten a broad range of aspects in bird ecology.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 149.9 x 226.1 x 15.2mm | 430.92g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0123736145
  • 9780123736147
  • 1,155,116

Table of contents

Introduction
Arrival and departure dates
Migrators fuelling and global climate change
Using large scale data from ringed birds for the investigation of effects of climate change on migrating birds: pitfalls and prospects
Breeding dates and reproductive performance
Global climate change leads to mistimed avian reproduction
Analysis and interpretation of long-term studies investigating responses to climate change
Photoperiodic response and the adaptability of avian life cycles to environmental change
Microevolutionary response to climatic change
Climate influences on avian population dynamics
Importance of climatic change for the ranges, communities and conservation of birds
The challenge of future research on climate change and avian biology
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Review quote

"...a valuable reference for ornithologists..."
- Jason Jones, Vassar College, for ECOLOGY

"...a really fascinating resume of our current understanding...the editors are to be congratulated...a publication that every ornithological library should hold..."
- BRITISH BIRDS

"Those seeking to understand and perhaps limit the impacts of human-caused environmental change on birds and other organisms can certainly benefit."
-John P. McCarty, Department of Biology, University of Nebraska in THE CONDOR
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