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Effectiveness of the European Natura 2000 network to sustain a specialist wintering waterbird population in the face of climate change

Marchowski, Dominik ; Ławicki, Łukasz ; Fox, Anthony D. ; Nielsen, Rasmus D. ; Petersen, Ib K. ; Hornman, Menno ; Nilsson, Leif LU ; Haas, Fredrik LU ; Wahl, Johannes and Kieckbusch, Jan , et al. (2020) In Scientific Reports 10(1).
Abstract

Analysis of coordinated Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) count data from the last 30 years showed a 38.1% decrease in wintering numbers in North-West Europe, from 309,000 during 1988–1991 to c.192,300 individuals during 2015–2018. Annual trends in wintering numbers differed throughout the range. Numbers decreased in the UK, Ireland, and in the Netherlands, while numbers were stable in Denmark. Germany, Poland, Sweden, and Estonia showed increasing numbers, suggesting a shift in the distribution of the species within its wintering grounds towards the east and north. Higher temperatures in northern and eastern areas were correlated with the range shift of the wintering distribution. Deaths from bycatch drowning of Scaup in fishing gear have... (More)

Analysis of coordinated Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) count data from the last 30 years showed a 38.1% decrease in wintering numbers in North-West Europe, from 309,000 during 1988–1991 to c.192,300 individuals during 2015–2018. Annual trends in wintering numbers differed throughout the range. Numbers decreased in the UK, Ireland, and in the Netherlands, while numbers were stable in Denmark. Germany, Poland, Sweden, and Estonia showed increasing numbers, suggesting a shift in the distribution of the species within its wintering grounds towards the east and north. Higher temperatures in northern and eastern areas were correlated with the range shift of the wintering distribution. Deaths from bycatch drowning of Scaup in fishing gear have significantly decreased in recent decades in the Netherlands, where currently the greatest threat is considered the deterioration of food resources. The increasing concentration of wintering Scaup in coastal Poland and Germany (where lack of effective implementation of conservation measures fail to protect the species from the impacts of bycatch and declining food quality) pose major threats to the entire population.

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  abstract     = {<p>Analysis of coordinated Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) count data from the last 30 years showed a 38.1% decrease in wintering numbers in North-West Europe, from 309,000 during 1988–1991 to c.192,300 individuals during 2015–2018. Annual trends in wintering numbers differed throughout the range. Numbers decreased in the UK, Ireland, and in the Netherlands, while numbers were stable in Denmark. Germany, Poland, Sweden, and Estonia showed increasing numbers, suggesting a shift in the distribution of the species within its wintering grounds towards the east and north. Higher temperatures in northern and eastern areas were correlated with the range shift of the wintering distribution. Deaths from bycatch drowning of Scaup in fishing gear have significantly decreased in recent decades in the Netherlands, where currently the greatest threat is considered the deterioration of food resources. The increasing concentration of wintering Scaup in coastal Poland and Germany (where lack of effective implementation of conservation measures fail to protect the species from the impacts of bycatch and declining food quality) pose major threats to the entire population.</p>},
  author       = {Marchowski, Dominik and Ławicki, Łukasz and Fox, Anthony D. and Nielsen, Rasmus D. and Petersen, Ib K. and Hornman, Menno and Nilsson, Leif and Haas, Fredrik and Wahl, Johannes and Kieckbusch, Jan and Nehls, Hans W. and Calbrade, Neil and Hearn, Richard and Meissner, Włodzimierz and Fitzgerald, Niamh and Luigujoe, Leho and Zenatello, Marco and Gaudard, Clemence and Koschinski, Sven},
  issn         = {2045-2322},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  publisher    = {Nature Publishing Group},
  series       = {Scientific Reports},
  title        = {Effectiveness of the European Natura 2000 network to sustain a specialist wintering waterbird population in the face of climate change},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-77153-4},
  doi          = {10.1038/s41598-020-77153-4},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2020},
}