Edge effects of nest predation in the Shawnee National Forest, southern Illinois

M. A. Marini, S. K. Robinson, Edward Heske

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Abstract

A study was conducted to evaluate whether forest-farm edges in southern Illinois are ecological traps. The relevance of alternative, nonexclusive hypotheses at this study site with different experiments during May-July 1992 using artificial nests baited with quail eggs and placed on the ground, in shrubs, or in saplings, was also examined. The forest-farm edges of southwestern Illinois did not attract significantly more individuals or species of nesting songbirds, but they did have higher nest predation levels than forest interior sites. Further, no strong evidence was found to support the hypotheses as explanations for higher nest predation levels near edges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages323-324
Number of pages2
No781 I
Specialist publicationNCASI Technical Bulletin
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Marini, M. A., Robinson, S. K., & Heske, E. (1999). Edge effects of nest predation in the Shawnee National Forest, southern Illinois. NCASI Technical Bulletin, (781 I), 323-324.