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Climate change issues are attracting rapidly increasing interest from a wide range of biologists due to their unprecedented effects on global biodiversity, although there remains a lack of general knowledge as to the environmental consequences of such rapid change. Compared with any other class of animals, birds provide more long-term data and extensive time series, a more geographically and taxonomically diverse source of information, a richer source of data on a greater range of topics dealing with the effects of climate change, and a longer tradition of extensive research. The first edition of Effects of Climate Change on Birds was widely cited and this new edition continues to provide an exhaustive and up-to-date synthesis of our rapidly expanding level of knowledge as it relates to birds, highlighting new methods and areas for future research.
Section 1: Introduction
1: Introduction, Peter O. Dunn and Anders Pape Møller
2: Climate change, Kevin E. Trenberth and James W. Hurrell
Section 2: Methods for studying climate change effects
3: Finding and analysing long-term climate data, Mark Schwartz and Liang Liang
4: Long-term time series of ornithological data, Anders Pape Møller and Wesley Hochachka
5: Quantifying the climatic sensitivity of individuals, populations and species, Martijn van de Pol and Liam Bailey
6: Ecological niche modelling, Damaris Zurell and Jan O. Engler
7: Predicting the effects of climate change on bird population dynamics, Bernt-Erik Sæther, Steinar Engen, Marlène Gamelon and Vidar Grøtan
Section 3: Population consequences of climate change
8: Changes in migration, carry-over effects and migratory connectivity, Roberto Ambrosini, Andrea Romano and Nicola Saino
9: Changes in timing of breeding and reproductive success in birds, Peter O. Dunn
10: Physiological and morphological effects of climate change, Andrew McKechnie
11: Evolutionary consequences of climate change in birds, Céline Teplitsky and Anne Charmantier
12: Projected population consequences of climate change, Dave Iles and Stephanie Jenouvrier
13: Consequences of climatic change for distributions, Brian Huntley
Section 4: Interspecific effects of climate change
14: Host-parasite interactions and climate change, Santiago Merino
15: Predator-prey interactions and climate change, Vincent Bretagnolle and Julien Terraube
16: Bird communities and climate change, Lluis Brotons, Sergi Herrando, Frédéric Jiguet and Aleksi Lehikoinen
17: Fitting the lens of climate change on bird conservation in the 21st century, Peter P. Marra, Benjamin Zuckerberg and Christiaan Both
18: Climate change in other taxa and links to bird studies, David Inouye
19: Conclusions, Anders Pape Møller and Peter O. Dunn
Peter Dunn is an avian ecologist and geneticist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He obtained his PhD in 1989 at the University of Alberta where he studied the mating behaviour and ecology of tree swallows. Throughout his career, Dr. Dunn has been interested in the effects of food abundance on reproductive success and mating behavior. In 1997, after reading about the effects of climate change on birds in England, Dr. Dunn initiated the first large-scale study of the effects of climate warming on birds in North America, and he is currently examining the effects of warming on long-term trends in insect abundance.
Anders Pape Møller obtained a PhD in zoology at Aarhus University, Denmark in 1985, on social behaviour in barn swallows. Dr. Moller has broad research interests in ecology, radioecology, evolution, genetics and global change biology. He has conducted more than ten long-term studies of birds, insects and other organisms since the late 1970's.
Provides an exhaustive and up-to-date synthesis of the science of climate change as it relates to birds.
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