Stronger response of farmland birds than farmers to climate change leads to the emergence of an ecological trap

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Santangeli , A , Lehikoinen , A , Bock , A , Peltonen-Sainio , P , Jauhiainen , L , Girardello , M & Valkama , J 2018 , ' Stronger response of farmland birds than farmers to climate change leads to the emergence of an ecological trap ' , Biological Conservation , vol. 217 , pp. 166-172 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2017.11.002

Title: Stronger response of farmland birds than farmers to climate change leads to the emergence of an ecological trap
Author: Santangeli, Andrea; Lehikoinen, Aleksi; Bock, Anna; Peltonen-Sainio, Pirjo; Jauhiainen, Lauri; Girardello, Marco; Valkama, Jari
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Finnish Museum of Natural History
University of Helsinki, Finnish Museum of Natural History
University of Helsinki, Finnish Museum of Natural History
Date: 2018-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 7
Belongs to series: Biological Conservation
ISSN: 0006-3207
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/321411
Abstract: Climate change is triggering adaptation by people and wildlife. The speed and magnitude of these responses may disrupt ecological equilibria and potentially cause further biodiversity losses, but this has rarely been studied. Species inhabiting human-dominated landscapes may be particularly negatively affected by human adaptations to climate change. This could be, for example, the case of ground-nesting farmland birds, a group of highly vulnerable species that may be impacted by shifts in the timing of mechanical farming operations in response to climate change. Here we aim to explore whether trends in phenology of breeding ground-nesting birds differ from those of farming practices, and whether differences lead to the emergence of phenological mistiming with detrimental consequences to the birds. To achieve our objective, we tan linear mixed effects models using a 38 year dataset on onset of farming practices (i.e. sowing dates) and laying date of two endangered ground-nesting farmland birds (Northern lapwing and Eurasian curlew) in Finland. We found that timing of farming practices advanced slower than birds nesting phenology, with birds progressively starting nesting before fields are sown. These nests are at high risk of destruction from incoming sowing operations. The results highlight the importance of considering human adaptation responses, in addition to those of wildlife, for implementing species conservation in managed landscapes under climate change.
Subject: Global climate change
Long-term data
Spring sowing
Breeding phenology
Phenological mismatch
Climate adaptation
CONSERVATION
IMPLEMENTATION
LANDSCAPE
PHENOLOGY
FINLAND
IMPACT
SHIFTS
GAP
1172 Environmental sciences
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