Energetic and fitness costs of mismatching resource supply and demand in seasonally breeding birds.

@article{Thomas2001EnergeticAF,
  title={Energetic and fitness costs of mismatching resource supply and demand in seasonally breeding birds.},
  author={Donald W. Thomas and Jacques Blondel and Philippe Perret and Marcel M. Lambrechts and John R Speakman},
  journal={Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={291 5513},
  pages={2598-600}
}
By advancing spring leaf flush and ensuing food availability, climatic warming results in a mismatch between the timing of peak food supply and nestling demand, shifting the optimal time for reproduction in birds. Two populations of blue tits (Parus caeruleus) that breed at different dates in similar, but spatially distinct, habitat types in Corsica and southern France provide a unique opportunity to quantify the energetic and fitness consequences when breeding is mismatched with local… CONTINUE READING
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