Covariation in population trends and demography reveals targets for conservation action

Show simple item record Morrison, Catriona A. Butler, Simon J. Robinson, Robert A. Clark, Jacquie A. Arizaga, Juan Aunins, Ainars Balta, Oriol Cepak, Jaroslav Chodkiewicz, Tomasz Escandell, Virginia Foppen, Ruud P. B. Gregory, Richard D. Husby, Magne Jiguet, Frederic Kålås, John Atle Lehikoinen, Aleksi Lindström, Ake Moshøj, Charlotte M. Nagy, Karoly Nebot, Arantza Leal Piha, Markus Reif, Jiri Sattler, Thomas Skorpilova, Jana Szep, Tibor Teufelbauer, Norbert Thorup, Kasper van Turnhout, Chris Wenninger, Thomas Gill, Jennifer A. 2021-04-15T11:23:01Z 2021-04-15T11:23:01Z 2021-03-10
dc.identifier.citation Morrison , C A , Butler , S J , Robinson , R A , Clark , J A , Arizaga , J , Aunins , A , Balta , O , Cepak , J , Chodkiewicz , T , Escandell , V , Foppen , R P B , Gregory , R D , Husby , M , Jiguet , F , Kålås , J A , Lehikoinen , A , Lindström , A , Moshøj , C M , Nagy , K , Nebot , A L , Piha , M , Reif , J , Sattler , T , Skorpilova , J , Szep , T , Teufelbauer , N , Thorup , K , van Turnhout , C , Wenninger , T & Gill , J A 2021 , ' Covariation in population trends and demography reveals targets for conservation action ' , Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences , vol. 288 , no. 1946 , 20202955 .
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dc.description.abstract Wildlife conservation policies directed at common and widespread, but declining, species are difficult to design and implement effectively, as multiple environmental changes are likely to contribute to population declines. Conservation actions ultimately aim to influence demographic rates, but targeting actions towards feasible improvements in these is challenging in widespread species with ranges that encompass a wide range of environmental conditions. Across Europe, sharp declines in the abundance of migratory landbirds have driven international calls for action, but actions that could feasibly contribute to population recovery have yet to be identified. Targeted actions to improve conditions on poor-quality sites could be an effective approach, but only if local conditions consistently influence local demography and hence population trends. Using long-term measures of abundance and demography of breeding birds at survey sites across Europe, we show that co-occurring species with differing migration behaviours have similar directions of local population trends and magnitudes of productivity, but not survival rates. Targeted actions to boost local productivity within Europe, alongside large-scale (non-targeted) environmental protection across non-breeding ranges, could therefore help address the urgent need to halt migrant landbird declines. Such demographic routes to recovery are likely to be increasingly needed to address global wildlife declines. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject demography
dc.subject population trends
dc.subject migration
dc.subject conservation
dc.subject productivity
dc.subject 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
dc.title Covariation in population trends and demography reveals targets for conservation action en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Zoology
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
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