Collaborative Research: Effects of warming induced increases in shrub abundance and changing seasonality on migratory songbirds in Alaskan arctic tundra

Lead PI: Natalie T. Boelman

Unit Affiliation: Biology and Paleo Environment, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

September 2009 - August 2015
North America
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: Examining how increases in woody plants such as shrubs changes interactions with migratory songbirds over five consecutive growing seasons.

OUTCOMES: Three Journal Publications and Four other publications have resulted from this project as well as a website.


National Science Foundation (NSF)




University of Texas Arlington, University of California-Davis, University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus, Fort Lewis College, University of Toledo, University of California-Santa Barbara, Colorado State University, University of Alaska Anchorage Campus, Marine Biological Laboratory, Randy Smith Middle School, West Valley High School, Alaska Bird Observatory, University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, University of Idaho, McMaster University, National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and Sanchez Industrial Design Inc. 



ecosystems climate change changing seasonality migratory birds ecosystems health and monitoring climate variability