A new way global warming kills birds

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A new research project using Zebra Finches in semi-wild conditions indicates that for some bird populations a certain aspect of climate change may have a negative effect on the viability of populations by causing increased mortality in a subtle but significant way. The study looks at changes in the range of daily temperature variability. This has been looked at in other studies for ectotherms (the most obvious sorts of animals to be affected since they get their heat from ambient conditions) and elderly humans. This is the first study of this kind on birds, or that would relate directly to wild endotherms (the elderly humans do not live in the wild!).

Period17-Nov-2015

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  • TitleA new way global warming kills birds
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBlog: 10.000 Birds
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date17/11/2015
    DescriptionA new research project using Zebra Finches in semi-wild conditions indicates that for some bird populations a certain aspect of climate change may have a negative effect on the viability of populations by causing increased mortality in a subtle but significant way. The study looks at changes in the range of daily temperature variability. This has been looked at in other studies for ectotherms (the most obvious sorts of animals to be affected since they get their heat from ambient conditions) and elderly humans. This is the first study of this kind on birds, or that would relate directly to wild endotherms (the elderly humans do not live in the wild!).
    Producer/AuthorGreg Laden
    URL10000birds.com/global-warming-and-bird-mortality-zebra-finch-study.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+10000Birds+%2810%2C000+Birds%29#prettyPhoto
    PersonsSimon Verhulst, Michael Briga