Bird species included in model
Black brant (Branta bernicula nigricans)
Environmental issues simulated
Natural variation, sea-level rise / sediment change and recreation changing habitat area, habitat availability time and food quality
Recommendations from modelling
Increased disturbance from human activities or reduced food supply reduce emigration of black brant.
Stillman, R.A., Wood, K. A., Gilkerson, W., Elkinton, E., Black, J. M., Ward, D. H. and Petrie, M. (2015) Predicting effects of environmental change on a migratory herbivore. Ecosphere, 6(7), 114. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES14-00455.1.
Ducks Unlimited, Inc., funded this study (Project US-RS-14-2)