Migratory birds and climate change

  • Peter R. Evans
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 47)


Of all terrestrial organisms, birds might be expected to respond most rapidly and appropriately to the rapid changes in global climate anticipated during the next century. As warm-blooded endotherms, they are unlikely to be affected directly by small increases in temperature or carbon dioxide concentrations, but they will need to respond to shifts in the spatial distributions of their foods, nesting habitats, parasites and predators — or to modify their feeding and nesting behaviours in relation to the changed availability of resources within their present ranges.


Spring Migration Stopover Site Lifetime Reproductive Success Breeding Range Ecological Barrier 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter R. Evans
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  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of Durham Science LaboratoriesDurhamUK

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