Bethel Citizen cites Roth’s research in birding column

The Bethel Citizen cited research by Amber Roth, an assistant professor of forest wildlife management at the University of Maine, in a birding column. Which birds will be able to adapt to changes in temperature and habitat, and which ones will struggle and need to go elsewhere to survive, is an important question for scientists and birders, the column states. Roth studies Bicknell’s thrush and the rusty blackbird, which historically do not have overlapping ranges but now may be using the same spruce-fir stands for breeding. Roth’s team is conducting research to confirm this trend and understand if this is a sign of birds adapting, to hopefully guide conservation efforts in the future, according to the column, which cited a UMaine Today story on the research.