Navigation Links
New study will help protect vulnerable birds from impacts of climate change
Date:3/2/2012

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. The study was published this week in the journal PLoS ONE.

"What's most exciting about the study is that our unique approach is one that other scientists and resource managers can duplicate to help them conserve wildlife in the face of climate change," said PRBO Ecologist Tom Gardali, the study's lead author.

"Not only does our study look at which birds will be most at risk given a changed climate, it also evaluates how climate change, piled on top of all the existing threats such as development and invasive species, will affect birds. This gives a more comprehensive picture, and provides the information necessary to help allocate scarce dollars for conservation."

The study combines existing stressors such as habitat loss and degradation with the vulnerability of California's bird species to projected climate change impacts to produce a prioritized list of at-risk species for conservation action. The research shows that nearly 130 species of birds are vulnerable to the predicted effects of climate change and that 21 of the state's 29 threatened and endangered bird species (72 percent) will be further impacted by climate change, increasing their risk of extinction.

"Lists of at-risk species like ours are simply a first step. Now conservationists and resource managers need to use the list and other resources to identify how best to spend limited conservation dollars to benefit birds, other wildlife and human communities," noted Dr. Nat Seavy, study co-author and PRBO scientist.

The study also found that wetland species are more vulnerable than other groups of birds because they are specialized on ha
'/>"/>

Contact: Tom Gardali
tgardali@prbo.org
415-868-0655 x381
PRBO Conservation Science
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Long-term study shows effect of climate change on animal diversity
2. £2 million study to reveal workings of dementia genes
3. New study looks to define evangelicals and how they affect polling
4. CU-Boulder study suggests air quality regulations miss key pollutants
5. Researchers study acoustic communication in deep-sea fish
6. Study reveals homeowner perceptions in fire-prone areas
7. Researchers study how pistachios may improve heart health
8. Study: urban black bears live fast, die young
9. New study indicates link between weight gains during pregnancy and dieting history
10. Study reveals specific gene in adolescent men with delinquent peers
11. Sweat it out: UH study examines ability of sweat patches to monitor bone loss
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 22, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Global Wearable Technologies Market and Applications, ... Trends and Forecast 2014-2020" report to their ... smart devices that can be worn on the ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014  NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, announces ... Apollo Robbins for the 2015 International CES debut of ... Robbins will be at the NXT-ID booth January 6th ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014 Research and Markets ( ... Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market" report ... The North American perimeter security market is estimated ... 2019. Although the U.S. market holds a larger share in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Wearable Technologies Market and Applications, Opportunities, Industry Analysis, Segmentation, Size, Growth, Share, Overview, Trends and Forecast 2014-2020 2NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 2NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 3NXT-ID Hires Master Pickpocket and Security Consultant Apollo Robbins for Wocket Smart Wallet CES 2015 Debut 4Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System) 2Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System) 3
... scientists at the University of York and the Royal Society ... which have colonised the UK in recent decades breed initially ... for wildlife., First author, Jonathan Hiley, a PhD student in ... ecological welcome mats for new arrivals.", Published online in the ...
... April 10, 2013, New York, NY A dozen ... advancements in basic and clinical cancer research at this ... 2013. Progress in immunotherapy and epigenetics led the program ... therapy. "With new immunotherapy agents available ...
... as the Earth,s kidneys. They filter and clean people,s ... species, including iconic species like cattails, cranes and alligators. ... these larger species. However, the tiny, unseen creatures in ... in a study by University of Missouri Associate Professor ...
Cached Biology News:Protected wildlife areas are 'welcome mats' for UK's bird newcomers 2Ludwig advancements in immunotherapy and epigenetics top scientific program at AACR 2Measuring microbes makes wetland health monitoring more affordable, says MU researcher 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... MA (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 zFlo ... is pleased to announce an exciting product from a new ... motion analysis solutions over the past 15 years, with offerings ... Most recently, their 3D IMU system (inertial measurement unit), iSen, ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Diagenode, Inc., a leading global ... and complete solutions for epigenetics research, recently launched ... the need for manual processing. The new ChIPettor ... of histones or transcription factors and a semi-automated ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... GenoSpace , a precision medicine software company that has developed ... of genomic, imaging and other biomedical data in research and ... , CEO of Aspera, an IBM Company, to its board ... "We are pleased to welcome Michelle ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... YORK , Dec. 24, 2014 PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. ... critical areas, announced the closing of an underwritten public offering ... up to an aggregate 3,500,000 shares of common stock, at ... warrant.  The warrants have a per share exercise price of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:3D Motion Capture Just Got Easy 2Diagenode Launches Unique Semi-Automated Solution for Chromatin Immunoprecipitation 2GenoSpace Expands Board with Appointment of Michelle Munson 2PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering 2PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering 3
... novel carbon nanofiber-filled coatings devised by researchers from the ... A&M University outperformed conventional flame retardants used in the ... least 160 percent and perhaps by as much as ... the journal Polymer ,* suggest that significant fire-safety ...
... DNDN ) today reported results for the second ... ended June 30, 2011 was $49.6 million compared to ...  This included a $1.9 million reserve for estimated rebates ... pricing discounts offered pursuant to mandatory federal and state ...
... YORK, Aug. 3, 2011 Dr. David Samadi, Vice ... Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, ... a live robotic prostatectomy procedure. National ... Samadi to be part of their ten-day residential program ...
Cached Biology Technology:Novel coatings show great promise as flame retardants in polyurethane foam 2Dendreon Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 2Dendreon Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 3Dendreon Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 4Dendreon Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 5Dendreon Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 6Dendreon Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 7Dendreon Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results 8Live Robotic Prostate Surgery Performed for Nation's Youth 2Live Robotic Prostate Surgery Performed for Nation's Youth 3
actin from rabbit muscle Cell Biology Cytoskeletal Probes Actin and Actin Probes...
... ES1301 mutS are mismatch repair minus strains ... prevents repair of the newly synthesized unmethylated ... and making them helpful in such systems ... Mutagenesis Systems. Both ES1301 and BMH 71-18 ...
propidium iodide *1.0 mg/mL solution in water*...
Applications: (+) Immunocytochemistry and immunohistochemistry...
Biology Products: