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Meta Analysis of Nest Camera Studies Appeal
Despite predation of clutches and or broods from nests being an important component of avian population dynamics, there is a very poor understanding of the relative contribution of different classes of predators and how this varies among bird species, habitats or contexts.
With the United Kingdom boasting a diverse predator assemblage, it is vital that we gain a comprehensive understanding of the reality of the situation. There has been a gradual accumulation of nest camera studies providing unbiased evidence on predator identity, replacing biased evidence from inference, field signs or dummy nests.
However there has been no meta-analysis conducted to date across these studies this to provide greater quantitative understanding of which classes of predators contribute to nest predation in different contexts.
To achieve this understanding, we have embarked on a groundbreaking study that requires your generous contribution.
Your generosity will enable us to determine the extent to which predation poses a threat to nests and hatchlings and which predators are involved. Your gift funds a six month study at the University of East Anglia
Your donation will enable the research team to meticulously analyse and assess hundreds of previous studies which have utilised nest cameras and tracked predation events.
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