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20091026 CMNH Climate Change Activities

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20091026 CMNH Climate Change Activities

  1. 1. Cleveland Museum of Natural History Climate Change Research October 2009
  2. 2. CMNH Climate Change Research <ul><li>Ohio long-term butterfly monitoring project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CMNH Invertebrate Zoology, ODNR and Ohio Lepidopterists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>60 to 80 Ohio counties report annually </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>flight period variations (first-last), appearance of general trend toward earlier flight times (old record: April 4, 1925; now seen in March) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>change of distribution (north/south) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. CMNH Climate Change Research <ul><li>Ohio bird migration tracking project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Led by Dr. Andy Jones, Curator, Ornithology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring bird walks from NEO Audubon members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Christmas bird counts, 100 years of data </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Breeding bird counts, 50 years of data </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential climate change impacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Northern mockingbird has become more common in winter months (could also be due to invasive plants that survive winter as food source) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bohemian Waxwing, usually found only as far sount as Minnesota, is now found farther south </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities for volunteers to help enter data </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. CMNH Climate Change Research <ul><li>Ohio natural areas preservation and monitoring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Led by Dr. Jim Bissell, Curator, Botany </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North Kingsville Sand Barons Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Established baseline winter water temps </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cold water fish monitoring </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Orchids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Distribute many seeds, likely to be first sign of climate changes – “Their strategy is to cover the globe with seeds.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Extension of range of growth </li></ul></ul></ul>Source: Ohiobirds.org

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