Effects of climate change on Australian bird species.
Understanding the consequences of environmental change for the viability of populations is critical in an era of rapid climate change. Despite evidence that species are responding to the thermal and energetic demands imposed by a changing climate, the underlying mechanisms driving species’ responses are virtually unknown. Identifying outcomes of change, rather than the underlying mechanisms, does not tell us why populations are changing or what the implications of those changes will be. We offer a range of field- or museum-based projects aimed at improving our mechanistic understanding of the impact of climate change on Australian birds, focusing on the links between species' traits, individual fitness and population dynamics, factors that determine the abundance and distribution of species.
Please contact me if you would like to discuss a project.