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The effect of interspecific competition on habitat selection in migratory birds: when to choose what?

Kromhout Van Der Meer, I.M. (2015) The effect of interspecific competition on habitat selection in migratory birds: when to choose what? Bachelor's Thesis, Biology.

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Abstract

Migratory birds tend to have a selected amount of time to choose a suitable habitat. Therefore, they should make a quick decision in which the benefits and the costs of their habitat have been taken into consideration, whereby they gain as much fitness as possible. There are many factors that determine the quality of a habitat. The presence of resident species can give information about habitat quality, which is beneficial, but will also induce interspecific competition and interactions that bring fitness costs. The benefits of residents will outweigh the costs in a habitat with an intermediate density of residents. Therefore, migratory birds may maximize their fitness when selecting such a habitat.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Biology
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:05
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 08:05
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/13000

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