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1/6 #BOUasm21 #sesh4 Can people change their minds about invasive species and their management? The case of the charismatic monk parakeet in Barcelona, Spain. Image
2/6 #BOUasm21 Barcelona hosts one of the biggest populations of monk parakeets in Europe. We surveyed the opinion of people in Barcelona in relation to parakeets with two surveys separated by 15 years (2001&2016; N=4860). Information campaigns were carried out during this period. Image
3/6 #BOUasm21 In this time, there has been an 11% increase of people aware of the negative impact of the species, and an increase of 22% of people feeling harmed by parakeets. This proves that people can change their minds about this charismatic invasive species. ImageImage
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1 #BOUASM21 Reversing the last 50 years of habitat degradation may not be sufficient to restore declining bird populations in Europe. The reason for this is that some other - often neglected - factors may be interacting with habitat degradation. Image
2 #BOUASM21 Overabundant generalist predators are a plausible barrier to reversing declines. We test if nesting strategy (a proxy for predation risk; ground-nesting birds are more vulnerable to generalist predators than other birds) influences breeding bird population trends.
3 #BOUASM21 We found that the probability of population decline in ground-nesting birds was 40% more likely than other birds. The strength of this effect was modulated by predator community complexity, farming intensity and predator control. Image
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1. #BOUasm21 #BREAK1 Light pollution is devastating for #seabirds 💡It causes disorientation, fallout and deck strike/collisions. Our team @NNZST @ScienceUoA investigated if certain types of lights were more attractive to seabirds from their visual perspective!👁️🐦 #ornithology
2. #BOUasm21 #BREAK1 New Zealand is a #seabird hotspot with >25% of global seabird species. 26 species (mainly Procellariformes) breed in the Hauraki Gulf. Our team researched seabird light attraction at 3 islands and 1 peninsula in the Hauraki Gulf💡🐦#ornithology #conservation
3. #BOUasm21 #BREAK1 We used 6 types of boat lights, measured the irradiance, shone them randomly into the night sky, and counted the number of #seabirds visiting the light💡Each light was shone individually for 10 minutes followed by a dark control period for seabirds to adjust
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