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A (whispered) warning…

August 31, 2014
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Passenger_Pigeon_(Columba_Migratoria) [By Toronto Public Library [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons]

Passenger_Pigeon_(Columba_Migratoria) [By Toronto Public Library [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons]

If you saw the Sunday NY Times article today, you’ve seen that a major study on the effects of climate change on North American bird populations is about to be released. National Audubon’s scientists have been working on this for a couple of years and it is a a study that uses a large number of long-established data collections in creating a GIS-based model that projects the areas, odds, and probabilities of survival of a large number of species. There are a number of major surprises in this study. Look for headlines in your paper and on the web in the next two weeks!

If you can’t wait, go to:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/opinion/sunday/saving-our-birds.html
If that doesn’t work, try HERE.

LucienP

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One Comment
  1. August 31, 2014 11:52 pm

    GIS = Geographic Information Systems. This is a technology that allows quantitative data (think bird count!) to be associated with a specific geographic spot or area and used in comparing, calculating or predicting locations, populations or changes in either…a wide-open field/tool for study of nature!

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