Patches of Bare Ground as a Staple Commodity for Declining Ground-Foraging Insectivorous Farmland Birds

@inproceedings{Schaub2010PatchesOB,
  title={Patches of Bare Ground as a Staple Commodity for Declining Ground-Foraging Insectivorous Farmland Birds},
  author={Michael Schaub and Nicol{\'a}s Mart{\'i}nez and Aline Tagmann-Ioset and Nadja Weisshaupt and Melanie Linda Maurer and Thomas S. Reichlin and F. Shirani Bid Abadi and Niklaus Zbinden and L. F. Jenni and Rapha{\"e}l Arlettaz},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
Conceived to combat widescale biodiversity erosion in farmland, agri-environment schemes have largely failed to deliver their promises despite massive financial support. While several common species have shown to react positively to existing measures, rare species have continued to decline in most European countries. Of particular concern is the status of insectivorous farmland birds that forage on the ground. We modelled the foraging habitat preferences of four declining insectivorous bird… CONTINUE READING

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