Proposal Title: 

Avian breeding demographic response to climate change: a multi-species and multi-landscape approach to synthesizing risk factors

Project Summary: 

This project researched the expected variation in avian demographic responses to environmental change across a gradient of species and landscapes from the San Francisco Bay to the Central Valley of California. Project partners used two avian taxa, waterfowl and songbirds, as case studies for the integration of long-term demographic data with climate change variables. The project assessed and synthesized several demographic responses to climate change variables (i.e., precipitation and temperature) to explore the relationship between four large-scale climate indices and bird species arrival dates and nest survival.