Monday, June 20, 2016

grassland birds in northeast more affected by climate change

A new paper published in the journal Landscape Ecology looks at how birds in various habitats may respond to the effects of climate change. The authors (M.A. Jarzyna of Yale, B. Zuckerberg of UW-Madison, and A.O. Finley of Michigan State University, and W.F. Porter) conclude that birds in forest habitats may be somewhat "buffered" from climate-related effects, but that species found in open habitats, especially those that are fragmented may experience more severe effects.
The paper is published in the journal's June 2016 online edition, with the title:
Synergistic effects of climate and land cover: grassland birds are more vulnerable to climate change

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