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Young And Old Song Sparrows Experience Climate Change Differently
2013-08-12 15:52:50

University of California - Davis What's good for adults is not always best for the young, and vice versa. At least that is the case with song sparrows and how they experience the effects of climate change, according to two recent studies by scientists at the University of California, Davis, and Point Blue Conservation Science. Both studies show the importance of considering the various stages and ages of individuals in a species -- from babies to juveniles to adults -- to best predict...

Winter Songbirds Helped By Restoring Streams
2012-06-20 08:51:12

Restoring streamside forests helps songbirds survive the winter in CA´s Central Valley A new study by PRBO Conservation Science (PRBO) and the National Aviary finds that restoring floodplain forests in the Central Valley of California helps songbirds survive through the winter, a finding previously substantiated only for summer nesting birds. The floodplain of California´s Central Valley is rich with streamside forests of willows, cottonwoods, oaks, and sycamores.  Each...

2012-03-05 11:01:41

CA's birds most vulnerable to climate change Scientists from PRBO Conservation Science and the Department of Fish and Game have completed an innovative study on the effects of climate change on bird species of greatest concern. This first-of-its-kind study prioritizes which species are most at risk and will help guide conservation measures in California. "What's most exciting about the study is that our unique approach is one that other scientists and resource managers can duplicate to...

2011-11-18 03:24:59

Restoration reduces sea-level rise impacts over next 100 years A new study, led by PRBO Conservation Science (PRBO), projects a bleak future for San Francisco Bay's tidal marshes under high-end sea-level rise scenarios that are increasingly likely. PRBO and colleagues found that in the worst case scenario 93% of San Francisco Bay's tidal marsh could be lost in the next 50-100 years [with 5.4 feet or 1.65 meters of sea-level rise, low sediment availability and no significant restoration]....

2011-10-31 23:30:24

Birds are getting bigger in central California, and that was a big surprise for Rae Goodman and her colleagues. Goodman uncovered the trend while working as a graduate student for San Francisco State University biologist Gretchen LeBuhn, analyzing data from thousands of birds caught and released each year at two sites near San Francisco Bay and the Point Reyes National Seashore. The SF State scientists, working with researchers from PRBO Conservation Science and the San Francisco Bay...

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2010-07-22 13:28:19

Will Adelie Penguins, attempting to cope with climate change, go extinct because they can't find food in the darkness of the Antarctic winter?  A recent paper published in the scientific journal Ecology presents this finding: Adelie Penguins need both ice and light, even just twilight, to find food in the winter. As climate change causes the winter ice to retract south into the darkness, penguins won't have what they need to survive and could ultimately face extinction as a result. ...


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  • To talk saucily.
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