Reproductive success of house sparrows along an urban gradient

  title={Reproductive success of house sparrows along an urban gradient},
  author={Will J. Peach and Kim Vincent and J. A. Fowler and Philip V. Grice},
  journal={Animal Conservation},
Recent large declines in house sparrow Passer domesticus L. populations in many European towns and cities have generated much speculation as to possible environmental causes, although empirical insights have been lacking. We measured reproductive success in a declining house sparrow population along an urbanization gradient in Leicester, England, and used mixed models to identify correlates of nesting success. A stochastic simulation approach was developed to estimate annual reproductive… 

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