Image of the Day: Nose Dive

More than 100 years ago, UC Berkeley biologists conducted a thorough survey of birds in the Mojave Desert. A recent resurvey shows that the species richness of the desert habitat has dropped by 43 percent over the past century, on average, at the sites revisited. The main environmental change correlated with bird decline was a decrease in rainfall caused by climate change, which suggests that temporary sources of water might help prevent further decline.

Image of the Day: Nose Dive

Numbers of avian species in the Mojave Desert have fallen.

Tue 7 Aug 18 from The Scientist

Mojave birds crashed over last century due to climate change

Bird communities in the Mojave Desert straddling the California/Nevada border have collapsed over the past 100 years, most likely because of lower rainfall due to climate change, according to ...

Tue 7 Aug 18 from Phys.org

Mojave Desert birds crashed over the last century due to climate change

More than 100 years ago, biologists conducted a thorough survey of birds in the Mojave Desert. A recent resurvey shows that the species richness of the desert habitat has dropped by 43 percent ...

Tue 7 Aug 18 from ScienceDaily

Mojave Desert birds crashed over the last century due to climate change, Tue 7 Aug 18 from Eurekalert

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