Durell, S. E. A. L. V. d. and Clarke, R. T., 2004. The Buffer Effect of Non-Breeding Birds and the Timing of Farmland Bird Declines. Biological Conservation, 120 (3), pp. 375-382.
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Breeding territoriality in birds means that a certain proportion of the adult population may breed in suboptimal habitats or not breed at all. Non-breeding birds, or floaters, can have a ‘buffer effect' on breeding population size. Farmland bird declines in Britain are measured and analysed in terms of numbers of territory-holding birds. We use a population dynamics model to illustrate how, because of the buffer effect of floaters, there can be a time lag between the start of total population decline and detectable breeding population decline. Differences in the timing of declines of closely related farmland birds could therefore be due to slight differences in their population dynamics, rather than differences in their response to agricultural change.
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