Imperial College London

DrJosephTobias

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Reader in Biodiversity and Ecosystems
 
 
 
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Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Howard:2018:10.1098/rspb.2017.2329,
author = {Howard, C and Stephens, PA and Tobias, JA and Sheard, C and Butchart, SHM and Willis, SG},
doi = {10.1098/rspb.2017.2329},
journal = {PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES},
title = {Flight range, fuel load and the impact of climate change on the journeys of migrant birds},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.2329},
volume = {285},
year = {2018}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - Climate change is predicted to increase migration distances for many migratory species, but the physiological and temporal implications of longer migratory journeys have not been explored. Here, we combine information about species' flight range potential and migratory refuelling requirements to simulate the number of stopovers required and the duration of current migratory journeys for 77 bird species breeding in Europe. Using tracking data, we show that our estimates accord with recorded journey times and stopovers for most species. We then combine projections of altered migratory distances under climate change with models of avian flight to predict future migratory journeys. We find that 37% of migratory journeys undertaken by long-distance migrants will necessitate an additional stopover in future. These greater distances and the increased number of stops will substantially increase overall journey durations of many long-distance migratory species, a factor not currently considered in climate impact studies.
AU - Howard,C
AU - Stephens,PA
AU - Tobias,JA
AU - Sheard,C
AU - Butchart,SHM
AU - Willis,SG
DO - 10.1098/rspb.2017.2329
PY - 2018///
SN - 0962-8452
TI - Flight range, fuel load and the impact of climate change on the journeys of migrant birds
T2 - PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.2329
UR - http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000426469300004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=1ba7043ffcc86c417c072aa74d649202
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/63061
VL - 285
ER -