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Why behavioural responses may not reflect the population consequences of human disturbance
The effect of human disturbance on animals is frequently measured in terms of changes in behaviour in response to human presence. The magnitude of these changes in behaviour is then often used as aExpand
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The buffer effect and large-scale population regulation in migratory birds
Buffer effects occur when sites vary in quality and fluctuations in population size are mirrored by large changes in animal numbers in poor-quality sites but only small changes in good-quality sites.Expand
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Challenging claims in the study of migratory birds and climate change
Recent shifts in phenology in response to climate change are well established but often poorly understood. Many animals integrate climate change across a spatially and temporally dispersed annualExpand
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Travelling through a warming world: climate change and migratory species.
Long-distance migrations are among the wonders of the natural world, but this multi- taxon review shows that the characteristics of species that undertake such movements appear to make themExpand
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A Method to Quantify the Effects of Human Disturbance on Animal Populations
1. The extent and consequences of human disturbance on populations of vertebrates are contentious issues in conservation. As recreational and industrial uses of the countryside continue to expand, itExpand
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Approaches to measuring the effects of human disturbance on birds
  • J. Gill
  • Geography, Biology
  • 5 March 2007
Human recreational activities are often considered as potential threats to biodiversity, by restricting animals’ access to resources that otherwise would be exploited. Because access to wildlifeExpand
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Why do female migratory birds arrive later than males?
1. In migratory birds males tend to arrive first on breeding grounds, except in sex-role reversed species. The two most common explanations are the rank advantage hypothesis, in which male-maleExpand
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Managing grassland for wild geese in Britain : a review
Of the six species of wild geese which winter in Britain in large numbers, five are increasing in number and cause agricultural damage on a local scale. The management of grassland as feeding areas,Expand
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When density dependence is not instantaneous: theoretical developments and management implications.
Most organisms live in changing environments or do not use the same resources at different stages of their lives or in different seasons. As a result, density dependence will affect populationsExpand
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Population-scale drivers of individual arrival times in migratory birds.
1. In migratory species, early arrival on the breeding grounds can often enhance breeding success. Timing of spring migration is therefore a key process that is likely to be influenced both byExpand
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