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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.

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First-hand updates from our researchers in the field.

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