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Climate change forecasts of effects on birds pass the test

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November 22, 2017 University of Adelaide read full ScienceDaily article here

A major study looking at changes in where UK birds have been found over the past 40 years has validated the latest climate change models being used to forecast impacts on birds and other animals….

“We are now a lot more confident in what models should be used, and when, to provide a more accurate picture of biodiversity loss from climate change. While this study was on UK birds, we expect these results will also hold for many other birds and animals

Damien A. Fordham, Cleo Bertelsmeier, Barry W. Brook, Regan Early, Dora Neto, Stuart C. Brown, Sébastien Ollier, Miguel B. Araújo. How complex should models be? Comparing correlative and mechanistic range dynamics models. Global Change Biology, 2017; DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13935

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