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Winged sentinels : birds and climate change

Author: Janice Wormworth; C̜ağan S̜ekercioğlu
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York ; Port Melbourne, Vic. : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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"From ice-dependent penguins of Antarctica to songbirds that migrate across the Sahara, birds' responses provide early warning signs of the impact of climate change. Winged sentinels: birds and climate change uses colourful examples to show how particular groups of birds face heightened threats from climate change, and to explore how we can help birds adapt in a warming world. Generously illustrated with colour  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janice Wormworth; C̜ağan S̜ekercioğlu
ISBN: 9780521126823 0521126827
OCLC Number: 696046425
Awards: Joint winner of NHBS Book of the Year 2011
Description: ix, 262 pages, [24] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : the free advice of birds --
Phenology : seasonal timing and mismatch --
Migratory birds face climate turbulence --
Range shifts and reshuffled communities --
Seabirds herald ocean changes --
Climate change, abundance and extinction --
Tropical warming and habitat islands --
Shifting ground on conservation.
Responsibility: Janice Wormworth, Çağan Şekercioğlu.

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