Bassin d’Arcachon, French West Coast, Golfe du Morbihan, English South Coast, Thames Estuaries, Essex Estuaries, Dutch Wadden Sea, West German Wadden Sea, North German Wadden Sea, Danish Wadden Sea
Bird species included in model
Dark-bellied brent goose (Branta bernicla bernicla)
Environmental issues simulated
Changes in land use, fungal infection, human recreation and hunting changing habitat area and availability time
Recommendations from modelling
Loss of terrestrial habitat has greater impact on brent goose than loss of intertidal habitat. Presence of hunting, through disturbance, reduces brent goose mass gain rate.
Stillman, R.A., Caldow, R.W.G., le V. dit Durell, S.E.A., West, A.D., McGrorty, S., Goss-Custard, J.D., Pérez-Hurtado, A., Castro, M., Estrella, S., Masero, J.A., Rodríguez-Pascual, F.H., Triplet, P., Loquet, N., Desprez, M., Fritz, H., Clausen, P., Ebbinge, B., Norris, K. and Mattison, E., 2005. Coastal bird diversity. Maintaining migratory coastal bird diversity: management through individual-based predictive population modelling. Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset.
European Commission EVK2-2000-00612