East Dartmoor Woods and Heaths NNR: Yarner Wood NNR - Does climate change have an effect on local natal dispersal strategies in the pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)? (RP1337)

The aim of this student research project was to investigate whether individual bird breeding site choice is influenced by climatic conditions, with the pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) being used to investigate this. An existing long-term data set relating to south-western UK pied flycatcher populations was analysed as part of the project. Results suggested that pied flycatchers have the ability to respond to changing climatic conditions and maintain their levels of productivity. A tentative conclusion was reached that increased fragmentation could reduce the ability of this species to respond to climate change.

Project details

Start date2011-04-01
End date2011-06-30

Closing statement

This unpublished work has been catalogued as part of the NNR Record Project and can be made available on request.

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