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Effects of man-induced disturbance on staging brent geese
Stock, M. (1992). Effects of man-induced disturbance on staging brent geese. Publ. Ser. Neth. Inst. Sea Res. 20: 289-293
In: Publication Series. Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). NIOZ: Den Burg. ISSN 0923-330X, more

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  • Stock, M. (1992). Effects of man-induced disturbance on staging brent geese, in: Dankers, N.M.J.A. et al. (Ed.) Present and Future Conservation of the Wadden Sea: Proceedings of the 7th International Wadden Sea Symposium, Ameland 1990. 20: pp. 289-293, more

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  • Stock, M.

    The impact of man-induced disturbance on spring-staging brent geese was investigated on a salt marsh in the national park 'Schleswig-Holsteinisches Wattenmeer'. 36% of all disturbances were caused by humans, 26% by aircraft. On the whole, reactions to 86% of all potential disturbing factors were observed. On average, 50 to 88% of the birds in a flock take flight after a disturbance. The highest percentage is caused by helicopters and small airplanes. Reactions last between one and two minutes. Brent geese show a clear reaction in their spatial and temporal distribution in response to the number of tourists present and partly leave the area in the course of the season.

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