Northern 'Migration'

    November 26, 2012

    Infographic showing changing habitats of bird species

    An increase in temperature may alter the distribution patterns for many bird species, suggests Diana Stralberg, a PhD student in the U of A’s Department of Biological Sciences. As climate change will send many species farther north over the next century, Stralberg’s model projections show the potential for many boreal forest bird species to eventually push northward into the Southern Arctic region — provided the trees also make it. Here are just three of the species Stralberg projects will decrease within the boreal forest and expand into the Southern Arctic region. Source: Diana Stralberg