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Large-scale geographical variation confirms that climate change causes birds to lay earlier

Both, C. and Artemyev, A.V. and Blaauw, B. and Cowie, R.J. and Dekhuijzen, A.J. and Eeva, T. and Enemar, A. and Gustafsson, L. and Ivankina, E.V. and Järvinen, A. and Metcalfe, N.B. and Nyholm, N.E.I. and Potti, J. and Ravussin, P.-A. and Sanz, J.J. and Silverin, B. and Slater, F.M. and Sokolov, L.V. and Török, J. and Winkel, W. and Wright, J. and Zang, H. and Visser, M.E. (2004) Large-scale geographical variation confirms that climate change causes birds to lay earlier. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 271, 1657-1662. ISSN 0962-8452.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2004.2770

Abstract

Advances in the phenology of organisms are often attributed to climate change, but alternatively, may reflect a publication bias towards advances and may be caused by environmental factors unrelated to climate change. Both factors are investigated using the breeding dates of 25 long-term studied populations of Ficedula flycatchers across Europe. Trends in spring temperature varied markedly between study sites, and across populations the advancement of laying date was stronger in areas where the spring temperatures increased more, giving support to the theory that climate change causally affects breeding date advancement. [KEYWORDS: life history, laying date, clutch size, climate change, Ficedula hypoleuca, Ficedula albicollis]

Item Type:Article
Institutes:Nederlands Instituut voor Ecologie (NIOO)
ID Code:11483
Deposited On:23 Nov 2011 01:00
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