Applying the Declining Population Paradigm : Diagnosing Causes of Poor Reproduction in the Marbled Murrelet

@inproceedings{Peery2004ApplyingTD,
  title={Applying the Declining Population Paradigm : Diagnosing Causes of Poor Reproduction in the Marbled Murrelet},
  author={Mike Peery and Steven R. Beissinger and Scott H. Newman and ESTHER B. BURKETT and Tony D Williams},
  year={2004}
}
We identified six approaches to diagnosing causes of population declines and illustrate the use of the most general one (“multiple competing hypotheses”) to determine which of three candidate limiting factors—food availability, nesting site availability, and nest predation—were responsible for the exceptionally poor reproduction of Marbled Murrelets ( Brachyramphus marmoratus) in central California. We predicted how six attributes of murrelet demography, behavior, and physiology should be… CONTINUE READING

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