Love the Life Lines series?
Four years of Frontiers‘ Life Lines columns are now available in book form. The original articles by Adrian Burton (@AdrianBurton_ on Twitter) are published together with Spanish translations by Manuel Peinardo Lorca. Improve your language skills as you explore the curiosities of the natural world.Download for free in PDF format or .epub format.
Hard copies are available for 15 Euros from the Instituto Franklin (Alcalá de Henares, Spain) or the Publications Service of the University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain.
Upcoming Issue: November 2014
In the Arctic, rapid environmental changes due to climate warming are projected to affect the health of wildlife, including avifauna. Birds play an important role in disease dynamics and are experiencing climate-induced shifts in migratory patterns and species distributions. Warming temperatures and expanding shrub cover may increase exposure to vector-borne diseases for some Arctic-nesting passerines, such as the gray-cheeked thrush (Catharus minimus), Arctic warbler (Phylloscopus borealis), bluethroat (Luscinia svecica), and horned lark (Eremophila alpestris).
Central and background photos: K Archer (www.kenarcherphotos.com)