Nest Predators and Fragmentation : a Review and Meta-Analysis

  title={Nest Predators and Fragmentation : a Review and Meta-Analysis},
  author={Anna D. Chalfoun and Frank R. Thompson and MARY J. RATNASWAMY},
Population declines of many avian species are often attributed to increased rates of nest predation in fragmented landscapes, yet mechanisms underlying these effects have rarely been examined. We reviewed the literature to determine the extent to which hypotheses about nest predators and fragmentation have been invoked and compared this to the number of direct tests of predators with respect to habitat edge, patch size, or landscape type. We also conducted a meta-analysis of tested predator… CONTINUE READING
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