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Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation$
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Christopher A. Lepczyk and Paige S. Warren

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520273092

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520273092.001.0001

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Impacts of Seasonal Small-scale Urbanization on Nest Predation and Bird Assemblages at Tourist Destinations

Impacts of Seasonal Small-scale Urbanization on Nest Predation and Bird Assemblages at Tourist Destinations

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(p.93) Chapter Six Impacts of Seasonal Small-scale Urbanization on Nest Predation and Bird Assemblages at Tourist Destinations
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Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation
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Marja-Liisa Kaisanlahti-Jokimäki

Jukka Jokimäki

Esa Huhta

Pirkko Siikamäki

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520273092.003.0006

Northern tourist destinations are like towns with high numbers of people during the peak season and the urban structure of the nearby landscape. In this study, our aim was to investigate the effects of tourist destinations on nest-predation risk, potential nest-predator abundance, and the assemblages of birds across an urban gradient from uninhabited forests via tourist destinations to towns in northern Finland. Both predation on artificial ground nests and the abundance of corvids increased with urbanization, while the proportional abundance of ground-nesting species decreased with urbanization. Our results indicated that seasonal ski resorts may have negative impacts on birds, and more attention should be paid to area planning in tourist destinations and their surroundings.

Keywords:   avian nest predators, birds, gradient, indicators, nest predation, ski resorts, tourism, tourist destinations, urbanization, urban sprawl

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