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    Recent drought may provide a glimpse of the future for birds in the Sierra Nevada

    To better understand the effects of climate change on the bird community in the Sierra Nevada region, researchers examined the impacts to birds from a recent extreme drought (2013-2016). The drought resulted in the widespread death of pine trees due to attacks by bark beetles, potentially impacting wildlife habitat. While the results were varied, researchers found that many bird species responded positively to the climate conditions associated with the drought, potentially offsetting the negative habitat impacts of the dead trees.

    from Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2ShS1gP

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