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Population vulnerability to climate change linked to timing of breeding in boreal ducks

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2012

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Drever, Mark C., Clark, Robert G., Derksen, Chris, Slattery, Stuart M., Toose, Peter, and Nudds, Thomas D., 2012, Population vulnerability to climate change linked to timing of breeding in boreal ducks: Global Change Biology, v. 18, no. 2, p. 480-492.

Summary

Identifying and understanding why traits make species vulnerable to changing climatic conditions remain central problems in evolutionary and applied ecology. We used spring snow cover duration as a proxy for phenological timing of wetland ecosystems, and examined how snow cover duration during spring and during the entire snow season affected population dynamics of duck species breeding in the western boreal forest of North America, 1973-2007. We predicted that population level responses would differ among duck species, such that late-nesting species with reduced flexibility in their timing of breeding, i.e. scaup (Aythya spp.) and scoter (Melanitta spp.), would be more strongly affected by changing snow cover conditions relative to [...]

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3397 record import test
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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02541.x
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1354-1013

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