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Do nest boxes breed the target species or its competitors? A case study of a critically endangered bird

Stojanovic, Dejan; Owens, Giselle; Young, Catherine; Alves de Amorim, Fernanda; Heinsohn, Robert


Nest boxes are widely used for habitat restoration. Unfortunately, competitors of the target species may exploit nest boxes, creating perverse outcomes. Avoiding habitats preferred by nontarget species, while favoring those of the target species, requires an adaptive management approach if limited information about species preferences is available when deploying boxes. Using nest boxes intended for Swift Parrots Lathamus discolor, we identify factors associated with nontarget species occupancy...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Restoration Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/rec.13319


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