Linking nest microhabitat selection to nest survival within declining pheasant populations in the Central Valley of California

  title={Linking nest microhabitat selection to nest survival within declining pheasant populations in the Central Valley of California},
  author={Ian A. Dwight and Jessica H. Vogt and Peter S. Coates and Joseph P. Fleskes and Daniel P. Connelly and Scott C. Gardner},
  journal={Wildlife Research},
  pages={391 - 403}
Abstract Context. The ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) has experienced considerable population declines in recent decades, especially in agricultural environments of the Central Valley of California. Although large-scale changes in land cover have been reported as an important driver of population dynamics, the effects of microhabitat conditions on specific demographic rates (e.g. nesting) are largely unknown. Aims. Our goal was to identify the key microhabitat factors that contribute… Expand


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