Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 18, 2019

Collapse of desert birds due to heat stress from climate change

UC Berkeley reports

As temperatures rise, desert birds need more water to cool off at the same time as deserts are becoming drier, setting some species up for a severe crash, if not extinction, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley.

The team that last year documented a collapse of bird communities in Mojave Desert over the last century — 29% of the 135 bird species that were present 100 years ago are less common and less widespread today — has now identified a likely cause: heat stress associated with climate change.

Read more at  Collapse of desert birds due to heat stress from climate change | Berkeley News


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