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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 12, DECEMBER 1993
IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: ANIMALS
"Timing and Patterns of Visible Autumn Migration: Can Effects of
Global Warming Be Detected?" W. Gatter (Buchsstr. 20, W-7318 Oberlenningen,
Ger.), J. Ornithol., 133(4), 427-436, Oct. 1992. In German.
In 1984-1990 67% of passerine short-distance migrant birds passed up to 10
days later in southwest Germany compared to 1970-1976. From 1970 to 1983
weather-related onset of autumn was delayed, and the majority of the migrants
seem to have adapted to the later onset. There is no likely explanation for
delayed migration other than climatic change.
"Using Montane Mammals to Model Extinctions Due to Global Change,"
K.A. McDonald (Dept. Biol., Univ. New Mexico, Albuquerque NM 87131), J.H. Brown,
Conserv. Biol., 6(3), 409-415, Sep. 1992.
Developed a model that predicts the number and identity of species that
would become extinct due to changing climate and vegetation. Results suggest one
can make predictions without detailed information about population biology, and
that changes seriously threaten species that are restricted in distribution.
"Potential Effects of Climatic Change on a Neotropical Migrant
Landbird," N.L. Rodenhouse (Dept. Biol., Wellesley Coll., Wellesley MA
02181), ibid., 6(2), 263-272, June 1992.
Simulates the impact of climatic changes on the annual productivity of
black-throated blue warblers in northern hardwood forests. Suggests that the
focus of researchers should be on regional studies of the factors influencing
avian reproduction and survival.
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