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.
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)