News From the Field
Survey captures global picture of air pollution’s effects on birds
August 11, 2017
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.The effects of air pollution on human health and ecosystems are well known, but little is known about how air pollution affects birds. In a paper published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, NSF-funded researchers sort through nearly 70 years of scientific literature to assess the state of knowledge about how air pollution directly affects the health, well-being, reproductive success and diversity of birds.Full Story
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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