The effect of management for red grouse shooting on the population density of breeding birds on heather‐dominated moorland

  title={The effect of management for red grouse shooting on the population density of breeding birds on heather‐dominated moorland},
  author={A. P. Tharme and Rhys. E. Green and David Baines and Ian P. Bainbridge and Mark G. O’Brien},
  journal={Journal of Applied Ecology},
Summary 1 Breeding birds, vegetation and moorland management were surveyed in 320 1-km squares on 122 estates in upland areas of eastern Scotland and northern England where red grouse shooting is a widespread land use. We assessed whether population densities of 11 species of breeding birds differed between heather-dominated moorland managed for red grouse shooting and other moorland with similar vegetation. 2 We classified estates that had a full-time equivalent moorland gamekeeper as… 

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