Controversies in Science/Are humans causing global warming/a critique of Evidence for the impact of global warming on the long-term population dynamics of common birds
(Review Paper) Cited in Controversies in Science/Are humans causing global warming/a critique of Evidence for the impact of global warming on the long-term population dynamics of common birds
Points made[edit | edit source]
Temperature anomalies affect birds' reproduction rates
- The temperature does have an effect on birds reproduction because of how many birds are able to survive during a different climate or temperature year round in a country like Canada with all four season.Bomor394 (talk) 02:29, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
Methods[edit | edit source]
Spring 2003 was an exceptionally warm spring for France, and a capture and recapture technique was used to monitor bird populations in several sites. They studied a total of 32 species of birds which were likely affected more by local factors than by any global effect.
- This article is good at showing how abnormal temperatures affect different species of birds. The selection of birds seemed to have been studied carefully.Lfamc 02:52, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
- This study should have had a little more clarification about the different temperatures that the birds were affected by.Bomor394 (talk) 02:34, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
Results[edit | edit source]
In general, as temperature anomalies increased, productivity of the birds increased. There was quite a bit of variation in the results, most likely due to drought conditions which had not been taken into account during the study.
- Although this is an interesting study, it is not clear how humans are affecting global warming. And if humans are indeed causing global warming, wouldn't this be beneficial to these particular species of birds?Sjorg89 03:17, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
References[edit | edit source]
- Julliard R, Jiguet F, Couvet D. (2004).Evidence for the impact of global warming on the long-term population dynamics of common birds. Proceeding of the Royal Society of Biological Sciences. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2004.0229.