Great work by a good friend and colleague Andrea Townsend, demonstrating the negative impacts plastic debris has on a common land bird, the American Crow.
With so much research on plastic debris in marine ecosystems, it's good to see terrestrial communities garnering some attention.
About the photo: American Crow nestlings in Yolo County, California found tangled in plastic debris in their nests. Figure taken from Townsend and Barker 2014.
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Matthew Savoca holds a PhD in Ecology from the University of California, Davis. His research interests include sensory behavioral ecology, marine conservation biology, and seabird ecology.