5 Awesome Things We Learned About Birds in 2020

Ivan describes his top 5 interesting bird studies from 2020, in no particular order.

December 31, 2020

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5 Awesome Things We Learned About Birds in 2020


Despite much of human civilization grinding to a halt in 2020, research on birds continued to be published in scientific journals.

Through this research, we learned many new things about our avian friends. 

In this episode, let’s look at 5 interesting bird studies from 2020. If you want to learn more about them, check out the links below.

At the end of the episode, I share a little personal note. :) Happy New Year!

Studies in This Episode

  1. A global analysis of song frequency in passerines provides no support for the acoustic adaptation hypothesis but suggests a role for sexual selection
  2. Dense sampling of bird diversity increases power of comparative genomics
  3. The evolution of a tropical biodiversity hotspot
  4. Phenological synchronization of seasonal bird migration with vegetation greenness across dietary guilds
  5. The phantom chorus: birdsong boosts human well-being in protected areas

This work by Ivan Phillipsen is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0


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