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, 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.
* Provides reviews of long-term datasets
* Incorporates meta-analyses of studies about climate change effects on birds
* Includes guidelines and suggestions for further studies
"...a valuable reference for ornithologists..."
- Jason Jones, Vassar College, for ECOLOGY
"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
Series: Advances in Ecological Research : Book 35
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 14th December 2004
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.45 x 15.75
Weight (kg): 0.56