Bird species included in model

Bewick’s swan (Cygnus columbianus bewickii)

Environmental issues simulated

Water level management changing food availability

Recommendations from modelling

Higher water levels, by reducing food availability, can reduce the number of Bewick’s Swan support.

More information

Nolet, B.A., Gyimesi, A., van Krimpen, R.R.D., de Boer, W.F. and Stillman, R.A., 2016. Predicting Effects of Water Regime Changes on Waterbirds: Insights from Staging Swans. Plos One, 11(2): e0147340.


Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (, NWO grant 814.01.008 to BAN.