One of the greatest threats to biodiversity is climate change, and birds
are responding in diverse ways to this pressure. In this talk Dr.
Neate-Clegg will tell two stories about how he has used bird banding data
to show that birds are altering their migration with changes in climate.
First, he will talk about large-scale changes in the spring arrival times
and fall departure times of migratory birds across North America. Then, he
will talk about the importance of riparian areas for migratory birds in the
dry western US. These stories will show that birds are altering both timing
and spatial choices during migration, and highlight the importance of bird
banding for such studies.
Originally from the UK, Dr. Monte Neate-Clegg is a climate change ecologist
in Dr. Morgan Tingley’s lab at UCLA. He uses long-term datasets to research
how climate change impacts the distributions, phenology, and demographic
rates of birds in North America and the tropics. He is also a keen birder
locally and internationally.
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