How are birds breeding in New England affected by the weather?
In Chile, from where Ana Maria comes, one of the important conservation issues is the improvement of habitat conditions for wildlife after crucial change in land cover from native forest to pine plantation. Conservation actions which can be taken include suitable ways of harvesting and selecting logging. Important is also assessment of natural factors influence like climate changes and weather condition on different animal populations. This is why Ana Maria is focusing on changes in bird populations, but in her new work, she is focusing on the effects of extreme climate events, such as droughts and heat waves.