Special Issue "Boreal Bird Ecology, Management and Conservation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: forest ecology; phenology; vertebrate ecology; exploration of long-term changes; biodiversity conservation and relationship of human land use planning; recreation and forest management to ecosystem function in the northern forest
Interests: effects of land use management on wildlife populations; impacts of residential development on wildlife; recreation ecology; ecological integrity; impacts of climate change on boreal birds
A recent study in Science reported a 29% decline in the North American bird population over 50 years. The loss of almost 3 billion birds is mirrored in Europe and indicates a widespread ecological crisis that may have resulted from loss and degradation of habitat, especially due to agricultural intensification and urbanization. In the Americas, Partners in Flight lists many Temperate Breeders of High Tri-National Concern (e.g., Bicknell’s Thrush, Olive-sided Flycatcher, and Canada Warbler) at risk from habitat loss, contaminants, exotic species, climate change, and threats on their breeding, stopover and wintering grounds. The aim of this Special Issue titled “Boreal Bird Ecology, Management, and Conservation” is to present the current state of knowledge on boreal bird diversity, ecology, management, and conservation. As an important component of boreal habitats, the taxonomic and functional aspects of the avian community are key to conservation measures and can indicate effects of anthropogenic activity on boreal habitats worldwide. We invite you to contribute to this Special Issue of Diversity.
Prof. Stacy A. McNulty
Dr. Michale Glennon
Manuscript Submission Information
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- biodiversity distribution and abundance
- biogeography and phylogeography
- boreal birds
- climate change
- extinction risk
- refugia, taxonomy, and systematics
- temperate/boreal ecotone