Birds and Climate Change

Birds and Climate Change

by Luo Yiqi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0120139359

ISBN-13: 9780120139354

Pub. Date: 11/30/2004

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Temperature and other climate variables are currently changing at a dramatic rate. As observations have shown, these climatic changes have serious consequences for all organisms and their ability to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Birds are excellent model organisms: they have a very active metabolism, they are highly sensitive to environmental changes,…  See more details below

Overview

Temperature and other climate variables are currently changing at a dramatic rate. As observations have shown, these climatic changes have serious consequences for all organisms and their ability to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Birds are excellent model organisms: they have 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 future studies, so we can document and understand how patterns of changing weather conditions may affect birds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780120139354
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
11/30/2004
Series:
Advances in Ecological Research Series
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Arrival and departure dates
Migratory 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 climate change for the ranges, communities and conservation of birds
The challenge of future research on climate change and avian biology

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