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An evaluation of canes as management technique to reduce predation by gulls on ground nesting seabirds

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Title: An evaluation of canes as management technique to reduce predation by gulls on ground nesting seabirds
Authors: Schroeder, J
Redfern, C
Boothbu, C
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: The best documented method to decrease predation of breeding seabirds by gulls are culling regimes; however, studies on the effectiveness of this method show ambiguous results. Here we tested an alternative method, using bamboo canes erected in four breeding sites of Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea as a gull‐deterrent. Although we found fewer predation attempts in the caned areas than in the control areas, canes did not reduce the probability of predation success per attempt. This pilot study documents that the use of canes as a conservation strategy to reduce gull predation is promising, economic and simple, and is thus probably a versatile tool for conservation managers.
Issue Date: 28-Dec-2018
Date of Acceptance: 18-Dec-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/66825
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12702
ISSN: 0019-1019
Publisher: Wiley
Journal / Book Title: Ibis
Copyright Statement: © 2019 British Ornithologists’ Union. This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article, which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ibi.12702
Keywords: 0608 Zoology
0806 Information Systems
0602 Ecology
Ornithology
Publication Status: Published online
Embargo Date: 2019-12-28
Online Publication Date: 2018-12-28
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Natural Sciences



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