For the Birds: Big news week for the birds — Birds of New England.com

Photo by Chris Bosak Yellow-rumped Warbler in Selleck’s Woods, Darien, Conn., April 2014. Note: This column was originally published in newspapers on Oct. 4. There was a lot of environmental and bird-related news to come out of Washington this past week. In case you missed it, the big news was that U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]

For the Birds: Big news week for the birds — Birds of New England.com

Forecasting the Fate of an Ecosystem: The Double-Edged Sword of Predictive Modelling — Ecology for the Masses

Having just had a paper published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, I thought I’d take some time to ruminate on the dangers of predictive modelling. Why is it so fraught with risk? Can we qualify our predictions enough? And what sort of impact can poor predictions have on conservation efforts?

Forecasting the Fate of an Ecosystem: The Double-Edged Sword of Predictive Modelling — Ecology for the Masses

Birds of NE Brazil & the Atlantic Forest, with Chuck Bragg. Zoom Evening Meeting Reminder, Tuesday, 5 October, 7:30 p.m. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

Northeast Brazil contains a wide variety of habitats: desert, mangrove coastline, scrubland, mountains, forests and rainforests. Among the many endemics we saw was a manakin undiscovered until 1996, and a macaw where the wild population was only found in 1978 (and got pictures of both!).

Birds of NE Brazil & the Atlantic Forest, with Chuck Bragg. Zoom Evening Meeting Reminder, Tuesday, 5 October, 7:30 p.m. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG
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