Coxs book includes treatment of the taxonomy of migration in birds an overview of climate change patterns globally as well as other global change threats to birds also treated albeit less thoroughly by moller et al cox is careful to include discussion of diverse effects of greenhouse gas emissions and global warming including changes in rainfall eg in the subtropics extreme weather events and even effects of co2acidifying the oceans. The final four chapters address the evolutionary capacity of birds and consider how best to shape conservation strategies to protect migratory species in coming decades the rate of climate change is faster now than at any other moment in recent geological history how best to manage migratory birds to deal with this challenge is a major conservation issue and bird migration and global . In bird migration and global change eminent ecologist george w cox brings his extensive experience as a scientist and bird enthusiast to bear in evaluating the capacity of migratory birds to adapt to the challenges of a changing climate. The auk ornithological advances advances the fundamental scientific knowledge of birds and of broad biological concepts through studies of bird species
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