8. Climate Change Effects on Tropical Birds

  1. Navjot S. Sodhi1,
  2. Çağan H. Şekercioğlu2,
  3. Jos Barlow3 and
  4. Scott K. Robinson4

Published Online: 23 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342611.ch8

Conservation of Tropical Birds

Conservation of Tropical Birds

How to Cite

Sodhi, N. S., Şekercioğlu, Ç. H., Barlow, J. and Robinson, S. K. (2011) Climate Change Effects on Tropical Birds, in Conservation of Tropical Birds, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444342611.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    National University of Singapore

  2. 2

    Stanford University, USA

  3. 3

    Lancaster University, UK

  4. 4

    University of Florida, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334821

Online ISBN: 9781444342611



  • climate change effects on tropical birds;
  • climate change, a growing, understudied threat to tropical birds - uncertainties in extinction estimates due to lack of data;
  • climate change, most serious and widespread environmental phenomenon - of the 21st century;
  • Sekercioglu et al. (2008), relative impact of habitat loss on bird extinctions - by climate change, combining Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2007 climate change scenarios with Millennium Ecosystem Assessment habitat loss scenarios;
  • species in extensive low-lying areas - facing added challenge of lack of topographical diversity;
  • family Pipridae (manakins) - endemic to the neotropical region;
  • climatic models, focused on terrestrial species - aquatic habitats facing additional watershed problems;
  • effects of life history - slow lives and reduced speed of adaptation species' ecological niches, unlikely to evolve substantially over decadal time-scales;
  • climate change, evolutionary consequences - for species to successfully adapt, fast enough to keep up with climate change;
  • deadly synergies, and major effects of climate change - in physiologically stressing organisms


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Future projections and models

  • Where will climate change hit?

  • Protected areas

  • Effects of life history

  • Mobility and migration

  • Evolution

  • Interspecific interactions and indirect effects

  • Deadly synergies

  • Seasonality in tropics

  • Lack of knowledge

  • Conclusion