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KALAHARI DESERT BIRDS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Predicting Kalahari desert birds’ responses to climate change. This will be achieved by assessing the rising temperatures and increasingly frequent heat waves associated with climate change that are predicted to severely impact birds in hot desert habitats. Temperature-dependence of various avian behavioural and physiological traits in Tswalu Kalahari will be invesThis project aims to predict Kalahari desert birds’ responses to climate change. This will be achieved by assessing rising temperatures and increasingly frequent heat waves associated with climate change that are predicted to severely impact birds in hot desert habitats. Temperature-dependence of various avian behavioural and physiological traits in Tswalu Kalahari will be investigated. This study is undertaken by PhD student Ben Smit of the Department of Zoology and Entomology of the University of Pretoria and the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute of the University of Cape Town. Ben Smit, Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa; Cell: 082-9251383; Email: smitbe@gmail.com Supervisor: Andrew McKechnie, Associate Professor, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield, 0028, South Africa, Tel: 012 4203232, Email: aemckechnie@zoology.up.ac.zatigated. This study is undertaken by PhD student Ben Smit of the Department of Zoology and Entomology of the University of Pretoria and the Percy Fitzpatrick Institute of the University of Cape Town.

Ben Smit, Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa; Cell: 082-9251383; Email: smitbe@gmail.com Supervisor: Andrew McKechnie, Associate Professor, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield, 0028, South Africa, Tel: 012 4203232, Email: aemckechnie@zoology.up.ac.za

KALAHARI DESERT BIRDS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

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