Clutch-size variation in Western Palaearctic secondary hole-nesting passerine birds in relation to nest box design

AP Møller, F Adriaensen, A Artemyev, J Banbura, E Barba, C Biard, J Blondel, Z Bouslama, JC Bouvier, J Camprodon, F Cecere, A Chaine, A Charmantier, M Charter, M Cichon, C Cusimano, D Czeszczewik, B Doligez, C Doutrelant, A DubiecM Eens, T Eeva, B Faivre, PN Ferns, JT Forsman, E Garcia-del-Rey, A Goldshtein, AE Goodenough, AG Gosler, I Gozdz, A Gregoire, L Gustafsson, IR Hartley, P Heeb, SA Hinsley, P Isenmann, S Jacob, A Järvinen, R Juskaitis, W Kania, E Korpimäki, I Krams, T Laaksonen, B Leclercq, E Lehikoinen, O Loukola, A Lundberg, MC Mainwaring, R Mänd, B Massa, TD Mazgajski, S Merino, C Mitrus, M Mönkkönen, J Morales-Fernaz, J Moreno, X Morin, RG Nager, JA Nilsson, SG Nilsson, AC Norte, M Orell, P Perret, CM Perrins, CS Pimentel, R Pinxten, I Priedniece, MC Quidoz, V Remes, H Richner, H Robles, A Russell, S Rytkönen, JC Senar, JT Seppänen, da Silva LP, T Slagsvold, T Solonen, A Sorace, MJ Stenning, J Török, P Tryjanowski, van Noordwijk AJ, Mikael von Numers, W Walankiewicz, MM Lambrechts

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    These findings demonstrate that the size of nest boxes and material used to construct nest boxes can differentially affect clutch size in different species. The findings also suggest that the nest box design may affect not only focal species, but also indirectly other species through the effects of nest box design on productivity and therefore potentially population density and hence interspecific competition.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)353–362
    Number of pages10
    JournalMethods in Ecology and Evolution
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • geographic location
    • habitat
    • latitude
    • longitude
    • nest box floor area
    • nest box material

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