Comment on "Global pattern of nest predation is disrupted by climate change in shorebirds"

Martin Bulla (Corresponding author), Jeroen Reneerkens, Emily L Weiser, Aleksandr Sokolov, Audrey R Taylor, Benoît Sittler, Brian J McCaffery, Dan R Ruthrauff, Daniel H Catlin, David C Payer, David H Ward, Diana V Solovyeva, Eduardo S A Santos, Eldar Rakhimberdiev, Erica Nol, Eunbi Kwon, Glen S Brown, Glenda D Hevia, H River Gates, James A JohnsonJan A van Gils, Jannik Hansen, Jean-François Lamarre, Jennie Rausch, Jesse R Conklin, Joe Liebezeit, Joël Bêty, Johannes Lang, José A Alves, Juan Fernández-Elipe, Klaus-Michael Exo, Loïc Bollache, Marcelo Bertellotti, Marie-Andrée Giroux, Martijn van de Pol, Matthew Johnson, Megan L Boldenow, Mihai Valcu, Mikhail Soloviev, Natalya Sokolova, Nathan R Senner, Nicolas Lecomte, Nicolas Meyer, Niels Martin Schmidt, Olivier Gilg, Paul A Smith, Paula Machín, Rebecca L McGuire, Ricardo A S Cerboncini, Richard Ottvall, Rob S A van Bemmelen, Rose J Swift, Sarah T Saalfeld, Sarah E Jamieson, Stephen Brown, Theunis Piersma, Tomas Albrecht, Verónica D'Amico, Richard B Lanctot, Bart Kempenaers

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Abstract

Kubelka et al (Reports, 9 November 2018, p. 680) claim that climate change has disrupted patterns of nest predation in shorebirds. They report that predation rates have increased since the 1950s, especially in the Arctic. We describe methodological problems with their analyses and argue that there is no solid statistical support for their claims.

Original languageEnglish
JournalScience
Volume364
Issue number6445
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2019

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Keywords

  • international
  • Arctic Regions
  • Climate Change
  • Nesting Behavior
  • Predatory Behavior
  • Animals
  • Plan_S-Compliant_NO

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Bulla, M., Reneerkens, J., Weiser, E. L., Sokolov, A., Taylor, A. R., Sittler, B., McCaffery, B. J., Ruthrauff, D. R., Catlin, D. H., Payer, D. C., Ward, D. H., Solovyeva, D. V., Santos, E. S. A., Rakhimberdiev, E., Nol, E., Kwon, E., Brown, G. S., Hevia, G. D., Gates, H. R., ... Kempenaers, B. (2019). Comment on "Global pattern of nest predation is disrupted by climate change in shorebirds". Science, 364(6445). https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaw8529