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Preparing for an uncertain future: Migrating shorebird response to past climatic fluctuations in the Prairie Potholes

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Steen, Valerie, Susan K Skagen and Barry R Noon. 2018. Preparing for an uncertain future: migrating shorebird response to climatic fluctuations in the Prairie Potholes. Ecosphere 9(2):e02095. 10.1002/ecs2.2095

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The Prairie Pothole Region, situated in the northern Great Plains, provides important stopover habitat for migratory shorebirds. During spring migration in the U.S. Prairie Potholes, 7.3 million shorebirds refuel in the region's myriad small, freshwater wetlands. Shorebirds use mudflats, shorelines, and ephemeral wetlands that are far more abundant in wet years than dry years. Generally, climate change is expected to bring warmer temperatures, seasonality shifts, more extreme events, and changes to precipitation. The impacts to wetland habitats are uncertain. In the Prairie Potholes, earlier spring onset and warmer temperatures may advance drying of wetlands or, alternately, increased spring precipitation may produce abundant shallow‐water [...]

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