Effects of Climate Change on Birds (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780198824268

Peter O. Dunn; Anders Pape Moller
288 Pages
189 x 246 mm
Pub date
Jul 2019
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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 the book 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 Peter O. Dunn and Anders Pape Moller: Introduction
2 Kevin E. Trenberth and James W. Hurrell: Climate change
Section 2: Methods for studying climate change effects
3 Mark Schwartz and Liang Liang: Finding and analysing long-term climate data
4 Anders Pape Moller and Wesley Hochachka: Long-term time series of ornithological data
5 Martijn van de Pol and Liam Bailey: Quantifying the climatic sensitivity of individuals, populations and species
6 Damaris Zurell and Jan O. Engler: Ecological niche modelling
7 Bernt-Erik Saether, Steinar Engen, Marlene Gamelon and Vidar Grotan: Predicting the effects of climate change on bird population dynamics
Section 3: Population consequences of climate change
8 Roberto Ambrosini, Andrea Romano and Nicola Saino: Changes in migration, carry-over effects and migratory connectivity
9 Peter O. Dunn: Changes in timing of breeding and reproductive success in birds
10 Andrew McKechnie: Physiological and morphological effects of climate change
11 Celine Teplitsky and Anne Charmantier: Evolutionary consequences of climate change in birds
12 Dave Iles and Stephanie Jenouvrier: Projected population consequences of climate change
13 Brian Huntley: Consequences of climatic change for distributions
Section 4: Interspecific effects of climate change
14 Santiago Merino: Host-parasite interactions and climate change
15 Vincent Bretagnolle and Julien Terraube: Predator-prey interactions and climate change
16 Lluis Brotons, Sergi Herrando, Frederic Jiguet and Aleksi Lehikoinen: Bird communities and climate change
17 Peter P. Marra, Benjamin Zuckerberg and Christiaan Both: Fitting the lens of climate change on bird conservation in the 21st century
18 David Inouye: Climate change in other taxa and links to bird studies
19 Anders Pape Moller and Peter O. Dunn: Conclusions

About the author: 

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 Moller 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.

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