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Large-scale geographical variation confirms that climate change causes birds to lay earlier.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15306284     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Advances in the phenology of organisms are often attributed to climate change, but alternatively, may reflect a publication bias towards advances and may be caused by environmental factors unrelated to climate change. Both factors are investigated using the breeding dates of 25 long-term studied populations of Ficedula flycatchers across Europe. Trends in spring temperature varied markedly between study sites, and across populations the advancement of laying date was stronger in areas where the spring temperatures increased more, giving support to the theory that climate change causally affects breeding date advancement.
Christiaan Both; Aleksandr V Artemyev; Bert Blaauw; Richard J Cowie; Aarnoud J Dekhuijzen; Tapio Eeva; Anders Enemar; Lars Gustafsson; Elena V Ivankina; Antero Järvinen; Neil B Metcalfe; N Erik I Nyholm; Jaime Potti; Pierre-Alain Ravussin; Juan Jose Sanz; Bengt Silverin; Fred M Slater; Leonid V Sokolov; János Török; Wolfgang Winkel; Jonathan Wright; Herwig Zang; Marcel E Visser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society     Volume:  271     ISSN:  0962-8452     ISO Abbreviation:  Proc. Biol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-12     Completed Date:  2004-09-30     Revised Date:  2010-09-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101245157     Medline TA:  Proc Biol Sci     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1657-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Netherlands Institute of Ecology, PO Box 40, 6666ZG Heteren, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Linear Models
Reproduction / physiology*
Songbirds / physiology*

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