Exurban land development and breeding birds

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This chapter reviews the influences of exurban development on breeding birds and identifies how positive influences may be enhanced and negative influences reduced. Exurban development affects breeding birds primarily by altering (reducing or increasing) structures required as nest sites, availability of food for adults or nestlings, and the number of predators and competitors. The presence of humans also potentially changes behavior of nesting birds. A given development scheme will likely favor some native species while harming others. Identifying the best development scheme will depend on the assemblage of species present and the conservation objectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Planner's Guide to Natural Resource Conservation
Subtitle of host publicationThe Science of Land Development Beyond the Metropolitan Fringe
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780387981666
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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