PhysOrg Posted May 21, 2014 Share Posted May 21, 2014 Conventional oil and gas development in northern Pennsylvania altered bird communities, and the current massive build-out of shale-gas infrastructure may accelerate these changes, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. The commonwealth's Northern Tier—one of the largest blocks of Eastern deciduous forest in the entire Appalachian region—is an important breeding area for neotropical migrant songbirds. These diminutive, insect-eating creatures, which breed in Pennsylvania and winter in Central and South America, contribute greatly to the health of forests. Read the full article on PhysOrg Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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