Bassin d’Arcachon to Danish Wadden Sea

Multi-site model

Bassin d’Arcachon, French West Coast, Golfe du Morbihan, English South Coast, Thames Estuaries, Essex Estuaries, Dutch Wadden Sea, West German Wadden Sea, North German Wadden Sea, Danish Wadden Sea

Bird species included in model

Dark-bellied brent goose (Branta bernicla bernicla)

Environmental issues simulated

Changes in land use, fungal infection, human recreation and hunting changing habitat area and availability time

Recommendations from modelling

Loss of terrestrial habitat has greater impact on brent goose than loss of intertidal habitat. Presence of hunting, through disturbance, reduces brent goose mass gain rate.

More information

Stillman, R.A., Caldow, R.W.G., le V. dit Durell, S.E.A., West, A.D., McGrorty, S., Goss-Custard, J.D., Pérez-Hurtado, A., Castro, M., Estrella, S., Masero, J.A., Rodríguez-Pascual, F.H., Triplet, P., Loquet, N., Desprez, M., Fritz, H., Clausen, P., Ebbinge, B., Norris, K. and Mattison, E., 2005. Coastal bird diversity. Maintaining migratory coastal bird diversity: management through individual-based predictive population modelling. Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset.


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