This blog post is provided by Ian Ausprey and tells the #StoryBehindthePaper for the paper ‘Functional response traits and altered ecological niches drive the disassembly of cloud forest bird communities in tropical montane countrysides‘, which was recently published in Journal of Animal Ecology. In their study they examine how functional response traits related to morphology, diet, foraging behaviour and environmental niche breadth of birds predict … Continue reading Functional Traits Predict Sensitivity of Forest Birds to Habitat Disturbance in Tropical Countryside
How do rapid changes in the world around us affect the risk of emerging diseases in people and wildlife? Olivier Restif, Lucinda Kirkpatrick, Sandra Telfer, David Redding, Harriet Bartlett, Orly Razgour, Greg Albery, and Sophie Vanwambeke report on their thematic session presented at the Ecology Across Borders event held in Liverpool, December 2021. Despite its exceptional impact, the COVID-19 pandemic is only the latest in … Continue reading Impact of land use on emerging diseases: a One Health perspective
This blog post is provided by Rachakonda Sreekar and Eben Goodale and tells their #StoryBehindthePaper for the article ‘Endemicity and land‐use type influence the abundance–range‐size relationship of birds on a tropical island’, which was recently published in Journal of Animal Ecology. Have you heard of a species going extinct? More often than not, it was an island endemic, like the Dodo, the Thylacine, and the … Continue reading The high abundances of small-ranged island endemics reduce their extinction risks, but only in natural habitats
This post is a press release from the authors of Journal of Animal Ecology paper “Earlier nesting by generalist predatory bird is associated with human responses to climate change by Shawn H. Smith et al.
Milder winters have led to earlier growing seasons and noticeable effects on the breeding habits of some predatory birds, according to research by Boise State biologists Shawn Smith and Julie Heath, in collaboration with Karen Steenhof, and The Peregrine Fund’s Christopher McClure. Continue reading “Earlier nesting by generalist predatory bird is associated with human responses to climate change”