River Frome

Bird species included in model

Mute swan (Cypnus olor)

Environmental issues simulated

Changes in land (and river) management changing habitat area and food quality

Recommendations from modelling

Provision of high quality terrestrial food can prevent depletion of protected aquatic plant species by mute swan.

More information

Wood, K.A., Stillman, R.A., Daunt, F. & O’Hare, M.T. (2014). Can sacrificial feeding areas protect plants from herbivore grazing? Using behavioural ecology to inform wildlife management. PLOS One, 9, e104034, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104034


Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Algorithm (Grant Number NEC3579; Natural Environment Research Council)