BirdLife VIC Public Talk – Melbourne

This month’s speaker will be Dr Marcel Klaassen from Deakin University who will talk about
“Migratory birds in jeopardy: global change getting in the way”.

Migrants typically rely on a chain of sites rather than a single site during their annual cycle, increasing their chances of becoming victim to anthropogenic environmental change. Australia is home to large numbers of Arctic-breeding shorebirds that have seen the environment along their East-Asian Australasian Flyway change dramatically over the past decades. Changes that are being held responsible for a decimation in some of these species. But critical environmental changes for shorebirds are not limited to coastal habitat deteriorations and destructions. Also climate change has a profound impact on these migrants’ behaviour, population dynamics and habitus. The question is where the ultimate constraints are in the resilience of these migrants to further environmental change and how we can mitigate further threats through directed conservation efforts.

Where: Ground floor, 60 Leicester St, Carlton. Free parking out front.
When:7:30 pm Thursday 12th July 2018.

Organised by the BirdLife Victoria Group.

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