Breeding phenology and climate⃛

  title={Breeding phenology and climate⃛},
  author={Mads Forchhammer and Eric Post and Nils Chr. Stenseth},
European amphibians and birds have been breeding consistently earlier over the past two to three decades,. These changes have been attributed to the observed trends in increasing average spring temperatures in Europe producing earlier growing seasons and increased forage availability. Here we show that variations in breeding of European amphibians and birds are influenced by variations in a natural, large-scale atmospheric phenomenon, the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). Our results support… CONTINUE READING
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