Effects of Climate Change on Birds


Tutto quello che sappiamo sugli effetti dei dei cambiamenti climatici sugli uccelli: un libro frutto di una collaborazione internazionale

Effects of Climate Change on Birds

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: 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

Edited by Peter O. Dunn, Distinguished Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, USA, and Anders Pape Møller, Ecologie Systematique Evolution, CNRS, AgroParisTech, Université Paris-Saclay, France

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. Møller 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.

Roberto Ambrosini, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Liam Bailey, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), Germany
Christiaan Both, Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences, the Netherlands
Vincent Bretagnolle, CNRS and Université de La Rochelle, France
Lluís Brotons, Centor Tecnologia Forestal Catalunya, Spain
Anne Charmantier, Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, France
Peter O. Dunn, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Jan Engler, Ghent University, Belgium
Steiner Engen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Marlène Gamelon, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Vidar Grøtan, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Sergi Herrando, Nat – Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona, Spain
Wesley M. Hochachka, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, USA
Brian Huntley, Durham University, UK
James W. Hurrell, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA
David Iles, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
David Inouye, University of Maryland, USA
Stephanie Jenouvier, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
Frédéric Jiguet, Museum National d’Histoire Naturel, France
Aleksi Lehikoinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Liang Liang, University of Kentucky, USA
Peter Marra, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, USA
Andrew McKechnie, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Anders Pape Møller, Université paris-saclay, France
Santiago Merino, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Spain
Andrea Romano, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Bernt-Erik Sæther, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Nicola Saino, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Mark Schwartz, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Celine Teplitsky, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, France
Julien Terraube, University of Helsinki, Finland
Kevin E. Trenberth, National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA
Martijn van de Pol, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), the Netherlands
Benjamin Zuckerberg, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Damaris Zurell, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland