Bird species included in model
Common redshank (Tringa totanus)
Environmental issues simulated
Barrage result in a change of habitat area and availability time, and food density / quality. Mitigation through new lagoon.
Recommendations from modelling
Habitat loss reduces redshank survival, but mitigation by creation of higher shore level habitat of 10% of area lost can offset this.
Goss-Custard, J. D., Burton, N. H. K., Clark, N. A., Ferns, P. N., McGrorty, S., Reading, C. J., Rehfisch, M. M., Stillman, R. A., Townend, I., West, A. D. & Worral, D. H. (2006) Test of a behaviour-based individual-based model: increased winter mortality in a shorebird following habitat loss. Ecological Applications, 16, 2215-2222.
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