Join Four Harbors Audubon at our Winter Lecture: Survival By Degrees: 389 Species on the Brink presented by Brooke Bateman, Senior Scientist, Climate, National Audubon Society. In October, the National Audubon Society released a report, Survival by Degrees: 389 Species on the Brink, addressing how climate change will affect birds and the places they live. Audubon scientists took advantage of 140 million observations, recorded by birders and scientists, to describe where 604 North American bird species live today – an area known as their “range.” They then used the latest climate models to project how each species’ range will shift with climate change. Additionally, Audubon assessed how nine climate change-related threats could further put species and places at risk. The findings are dire: two-thirds of North American bird species are at risk from climate change range shifts. Further, no species will escape from climate change, with birds also facing multiple coincident threats. In New York, 116 species are vulnerable to climate change, including charismatic species like the Scarlet Tanager, Wood Thrush, American Woodcock, Saltmarsh Sparrow, and Piping Plover. New York will experience greater extreme heat events, increased coastal and inland flooding from sea level rise and heavy rainfall, and disrupted ecosystems. The good news is that our science also shows that if we take action now, we can help improve the changes for the majority of species at risk. Learn about the science behind the findings and the impact on birds from Dr. Brooke Bateman, the lead scientist for the report and Stony Brook native.
Dr. Brooke Bateman leads the climate science team at National Audubon, collaborating with scientists, volunteers, and Audubon’s Climate Initiative <https://www.audubon.org/conservation/climate-initiative> team to develop research focused on climate and the conservation of birds and the places they need today and in the future. In this role she led a team of scientists in developing the 2019 Birds and Climate change Report. Brooke is also the Director of Climate Watch <https://www.audubon.org/conservation/climate-watch>, where she works with community volunteers to understand how climate change currently affects birds in North America. Her research focus is on spatial ecology and conservation, emphasizing the effect that extreme weather events and climate change have on biodiversity. Brooke works closely with on-the-ground practitioners and stakeholders to link climate research to on-the-ground conservation and management actions. Brooke is also a Director and Board Member of Four Harbors Audubon Society. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm at The Bates House, One Bates Road, Setauket, NY 11733. Free and open to all. Please RSVP at: fourharborshe...@gmail.com Patrice Domeischel Four Harbors Audubon Society -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --