In this Special Issue of Animals, we will explore the recent and historic effects of climate change on bird species and populations in the Arctic. What can we learn from impacts of historic climatic bottlenecks on Arctic birds, and what are the effects of contemporary climate changes and fluctuations—positive, negative, or non-existent? Are there significant differences between different parts of the Arctic, and are there carryover effects from climate and land-use changes on staging and wintering grounds of Arctic-breeding birds? The latter includes impacts on the migration itself as well as unsustainable use (hunting and disturbance), on which papers are as welcome as from the Arctic proper, provided that they relate to effects of climate changes.

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Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Dr. Hans Meltofte
Guest Editor

Dr. Jukka Jokimäki
Section Editor-in-Chief
Animals, Section Birds