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How Many Kinds of Birds Are There and Why Does It Matter?

Bob Zink with Bird Collection
Robert Zink examines a bird specimen in the collections of the University of Nebraska State Museum. Zink, professor in the schools of natural resources and of biological sciences and curator of zoology, is co-author of a paper showing that zoologists have significantly underestimated the number of living bird species.
Craig Chandler | University Communication

Twice as many bird species exist in the world than are currently recognized, according to a new study by Nebraska biologist Robert Zink and his colleagues. Beyond the groans of serious birders, the controversial finding has implications for evolutionary biology, understanding biodiversity and global conservation efforts.

The team’s findings appeared in the Nov. 23 issue of the journal PLOS ONE.

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Recent Publications

  • Bancks, N., North E.A., Johnson, G.R. (2018). An analysis of agreement between volunteer- and researcher-collected urban tree inventory data. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry. 44(2). 73-85 Online
  • Benson, J.F., Jorgensen, S.J., J.B. Sullivan, Winkler, C., White, C., Garcia-Rodriguez, E., Sosa-Nishizaki, O Lowe, C.G. 2018. Juvenile survival, competing risks, and spatial variation in mortality risk of a marine apex predator. Journal of Applied Ecolog Online
  • Burnett, J.L., K.L. Pope, A. Wong, C.R. Allen, D.M. Haak, B.J. Stephen, and D.R. Uden. 2018. Thermal tolerance limits of the Chinese mysterysnail (Bellamya chinensis): Implications for management. American Malacological Bulletin 36:140-144. https://doi.or Online
  • Burnett, Jessica L., Kevin, L. Pope, Alec Wong, Craig R. Allen, Danielle M. Haak, Bruce J. Stephen, and Daniel R. Uden. "Thermal tolerance limits of the Chinese mystery snail (Bellamya chinensis): implications for management." American Malacological Bulle Online
  • Chuang, W.C., Garmestani, A., Eason, T.N., Spanbauer, T.L., Fried-Petersen, H.B., Roberts, C.P., Sundstrom, S.M., Burnett, J.L., Angeler, D.G., Chaffin, B.C. and Gunderson, L., 2018. Enhancing quantitative approaches for assessing community resilience. Jo Online
  • Cisterna, D. & Gotwals, A. W. (2018). Enactment of Ongoing Formative Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities for Professional Development and Practice. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 29(3), 200-222. Online
  • Cisterna, D., Lipsitz, K., Hanuscin, D., De Araujo, Z. & Van Garderen, D. (2018). Supporting science teachers in creating lessons with explicit conceptual storylines. Innovations in Science Teacher Education, 3(1). Online
  • Czap, H.J., Czap, N.V., Burbach, M.E., & Lynne, G.D. (2018). Does might make right? – An experimental investigation on the impact of who owns the property rights. Ecological Economics, 150, 229-240. Online
  • Czap, N.V., Czap, H.J., Khachaturyan, M., & Burbach, M.E. (2018). Conforming to or defying gender stereotypes? Empathy nudging vs. financial incentives in environmental context. Review of Behavioral Economics, 5(1), 61-84 Online
  • Czap, N.V., Czap, H.J., Khachaturyan, M., Burbach, M.E., & Lynne, G.D. (2018). Experiments on empathy conservation: Implications for environmental policy. Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy, 2(2), 71-77. Online