Global climate warming is considered a major threat to many living organisms but not all consequences of warming need to be harmful to species. A recent study from the University of Helsinki published on Evolution shows that two bird species react differently to warmer spring temperatures, succeeding to mitigate negative effects of competition and mixed breeding.
A recent international study indicates that the populations of peatland birds in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia and Latvia have decreased by a third during the past three decades. The situation in Finland is the most dire, and the species in most trouble is the Finnish ruff, as the population has fallen to approximately 3% of what it was at the beginning of the study period.
Finland becomes third-largest country publisher for 2017, returns to top ten all-time.
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Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility (FinBIF) compiles Finnish biodiversity information to one single service for open access sharing. Laji.fi-portal invites you to browse wide range of information on species, their occurrences, distribution and scientific collections and to record and share your own observations.