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Full Annual Cycle Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment For Migratory Birds of the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Region was recently published.
Climate change is a serious challenge faced by all flora and fauna on earth.
Climate vulnerability analyses are one method to assess risk and are increasingly used as a tool to inform management plans.
- Early Detection of Emerging Zoonotic Diseases with Animal Morbidity and Mortality Monitoring
- Estimating migratory connectivity of birds when re-encounter probabilities are heterogeneous
- A critical season approach to Allen's rule: bill size declines with winter temperature in a cold temperate environment
- Winter food limits timing of pre-alternate moult in a short-distance migratory bird
- Characterizing avian survival along a rural-to-urban land use gradient
- The distribution and conservation of birds of coastal salt marshes
- Avian roosting behavior influences vector-host interactions for West Nile virus hosts
- Vineyard and riparian habitat, not nest box presence, alter avian community composition
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First-hand updates from our researchers in the field.
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