Henry Häkkinen; Silviu Petrovan; Nigel G. Taylor; William J. Sutherland; Nathalie Pettorelli

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pp. 130–143


  • English

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14 pages

5. Loons/Divers and Grebes (Gaviidae and Podicipedidae)

With key information linked to thematic maps, this section evaluates the climate change vulnerability of five species of loons/divers and grebes (Gaviidae and Podicipedidae) – Arctic Loon, Common Loon, Red-Throated Loon, Horned Grebe, and Red-necked Grebe – in the North-East Atlantic. The assessments for every species cover three categories each: the exposure, or the magnitude in percentage and the characteristics of climate change; the sensitivity, or how much and by which climatic events the species are affected, depending on their biological features; the adaptive capacity, or the potential of species to respond to climate change.
Updates to this section will follow, as the impacts of climate change on loons/divers and grebes are currently unidentified.


Silviu O. Petrovan

Senior Researcher in the Department of Zoology at University of Cambridge

Nigel G. Taylor

Research Associate (Conservation Science Group) at University of Cambridge

William J. Sutherland

Miriam Rothschild Chair in Conservation Biology in the Department of Zoology at University of Cambridge