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Individual study: Investigating the effects of predator removal and habitat management on nest success and breeding population size of a farmland passerine: a case study

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White P.J.C., Stoate C., Szczur J. & Norris K. (2008) Investigating the effects of predator removal and habitat management on nest success and breeding population size of a farmland passerine: a case study. Ibis, 150, 178-190


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Control predatory mammals and birds (foxes, crows, stoats and weasels) Farmland Conservation

A before-and-after study on a mixed farm in central England (White et al. 2008) between 1992 and 2007 (a continuation of the data series used in (Stoate & Szczur 2001, Stoate 2002)), found that controlling predator populations (carrion crow Corvus corone, black-billed magpie Pica pica, red fox Vulpes vulpes and other mammals) appeared to increase blackbird Turdus merula breeding population. However, the authors caution that the study is not experimental and that other explanations for the trends seen cannot be eliminated.

 

Control predators not on islands for songbirds Bird Conservation

A before-and-after study on a mixed farm in central England (White et al. 2008) between 1992 and 2007 (a continuation of the data series used in Stoate & Szczur 2001), found that controlling predator (carrion crow Corvus corone, magpie Pica pica, red fox Vulpes vulpes and other mammals) populations appeared to increase blackbird Turdus merula breeding population. However, the authors caution that the study is not experimental and that other explanations for the trends seen cannot be eliminated.