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How bird genetics adapt to climate change

As Earth's climate changes, species must adapt, shift their geographical ranges or face decline and, in some cases, extinction. Using genetics, UCLA biologists involved in the Bird Genoscape Project are racing against time ...

dateJan 05, 2018 in Ecology
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Bird recognition

Birds play an important role in a wide variety of ecosystems as both predator and prey, in controlling insect populations, pollinating and seed dispersal for many plants, and in releasing nutrients on to land and sea in the ...

dateJan 03, 2018 in Ecology
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The drying of peatlands is reducing bird diversity

A recent international study indicates that the populations of peatland birds in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia and Latvia have decreased by a third during the past three decades. The situation in Finland is the most dire, ...

dateSep 26, 2017 in Environment
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