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Evaluating disturbance stimuli - for free!

Ursula Ellenberg, June 24, 2013
 

What humans may consider to be a careful approach can constitute a significant disturbance event for some species. Our case study showed that routine checks to view nest contents affect Yellow-eyed penguins less than prolonged observation from a distance. Evaluating disturbance stimuli via heart rate telemetry provides a reliable basis for effective visitor management decisions.

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Ursula

Abstract: Heart rate responses provide an objective evaluation of human disturbance stimuli in breeding birds

Full Text: Heart rate responses provide an objective evaluation of human disturbance stimuli in breeding birds

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Comments ( 1 )

Edward Abraham

Edward Abraham

Hi Ursula ... a fascinating piece of work. interesting that handling the bird may be less stressful than hanging around it. Shows that you always need to be careful not to think of animals as if they were people ...