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Extreme weather has greater impact on nature than expected -- researchers launch roadmap

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(Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW)) An oystercatcher nest is washed away in a storm surge. Australian passerine birds die during a heatwave. A late frost in their breeding area kills off a group of American cliff swallows. Small tragedies that may seem unrelated, but point to the underlying long-term impact of extreme climatic events. In the special June issue of Phil. Trans. B researchers of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) launch a new approach to these 'ex... www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...