Birds and Climate Change by Anders Pape Moller, Wolfgang Fiedler, Luo Yiqi

By Anders Pape Moller, Wolfgang Fiedler, Luo Yiqi

Temperature and different weather variables are presently altering at a dramatic fee. Birds are first-class version organisms, with a truly energetic metabolism, they're hugely delicate to environmental alterations and as hugely cellular creatures also they are tremendous reactive. This e-book discusses our present wisdom of saw adjustments and gives directions for experiences within the future years so that they can rfile and know how styles of adjusting climatic conditions may well have an effect on birds. some of the chapters are written via prime specialists in those fields and enlighten a extensive diversity of elements in poultry ecology. * presents reports of long term datasets * accommodates meta-analyses of reviews approximately weather switch results on birds * contains guidance and recommendations for additional experiences

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A tendency towards wintering at higher latitudes was found in 10 species while mean latitudes of winter recoveries moved southwards in three species. These results did not contradict with those derived from the analysis of recovery distances. Soutullo (2003) found that between 1960 and 1997 the average wintering latitude of 27 out of 66 bird species of Great Britain and Ireland showed wintering to occur further north (Table 2). E. Changes in Recovery Directions Recovery directions (compass direction of the recovery coordinates as seen from the site of ringing) were analysed as described above.

Cooke et al. (1995) for North American snow geese Anser caerulescens, Bairlein (1992) and Fiedler (2001) for European white storks Ciconia ciconia, Sˇvazˇas et al. (2001) for Lithuanian mute swans Cygnus olor, mallards Anas platyrhynchos and coots Fulica atra, Remisiewicz (2001) for Polish mallards, Siefke (1994) for European crows Corvus corone cornix). 60 ¨ PPEN W. FIEDLER, F. BAIRLEIN AND U. KO Figure 5 Recovery distances between November and February of starlings (A) and grey herons (B) ringed during the breeding season in Germany.

D. Changes in Recovery Latitude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E. Changes in Recovery Directions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F. Comparison of Results and Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IV. Identification of Underlying Factors and the Role of Climate Change . . . . . . References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 50 51 51 52 57 61 61 61 64 66 I.

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