Morecambe Bay

Bird species included in model

Eurasian oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus), Red knot (Calidris canutus)

Environmental issues simulated

Shellfishery management and extreme weather changing habitat area, availability time, food quality and energy requirements

Recommendations from modelling

Reduction in cockle population size potentially reducing Oystercatcher survival.

More information

West, A. and Stillman, R., 2010. A single year study to determine the capacity of Morecambe Bay European marine site to support oystercatcher, using shellfish resource modelling techniques, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth.


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