Chapter 18. Edge Effects: Designing a Nest Predation Experiment

  1. James P. Gibbs,
  2. Malcolm L. Hunter Jr. and
  3. Eleanor J. Sterling

Published Online: 26 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319576.ch18

Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management

Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management

How to Cite

Gibbs, J. P., Hunter, M. L. and Sterling, E. J. (2008) Edge Effects: Designing a Nest Predation Experiment, in Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319576.ch18

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405152877

Online ISBN: 9781444319576

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Keywords:

  • edge effects - designing nest predation experiment;
  • game - phenomenon of edges;
  • risk of bird nest predation at different distances from edge;
  • predation-edge research in forests;
  • statistical test of ‘edge effect’ on predation rates and data analysis in contingency table;
  • expected frequencies and observed frequencies;
  • baits and real bird nests;
  • patterns of predation near edges using field experiments

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Objective

  • Procedures

  • Expected Products

  • Discussion

  • Making It Happen

  • Further Resources