Intensified agricultural use of grasslands reduces growth and survival of precocial shorebird chicks

@inproceedings{Kentie2013IntensifiedAU,
  title={Intensified agricultural use of grasslands reduces growth and survival of precocial shorebird chicks},
  author={Rosemarie Kentie and Jos C.E.W. Hooijmeijer and Krijn Baptist Trimbos and Niko M. Groen and T. T. A. Piersma},
  year={2013}
}
Intensification of agricultural use of grassland habitats has been linked to the declines of many farmland bird species, several of whom have been in decline for multiple decades despite agri-environmental schemes. In the Netherlands, where most grasslands have been transformed into well-drained monocultures managed for maximal dairy production, schemes that aim to protect nests from agricultural activities are the most popular. The cause of the failure of these schemes, however, seems poor… CONTINUE READING

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