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Colony habitat selection by Little Terns Sternula albifrons in East Anglia: implications for coastal management

  title={Colony habitat selection by Little Terns Sternula albifrons in East Anglia: implications for coastal management},
  author={Norman Ratcliffe and Stephanie Schmitt and Jamie A. Tratalos},
Little Terns Sternula albifrons are unusual among UK seabirds in that a large proportion of the population breed on mainland beaches in East Anglia. Relative sea-level rise means that such habitats are under threat in this region, and so we quantified colony habitat selection of beach nesting Little Terns in order to inform habitat restoration and creation initiatives. Random 1 km sections of beach were selected and the presence or absence of a Little Tern colony within each was related to… 

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