Waterbird community composition, abundance, and diversity along an urban gradient

Waterbird community composition, abundance, and diversity along an urban gradient •Urban water in Phoenix offers an important subsidy to migrating waterbirds.•Habitat-level water physiognomy is a key factor in shaping the waterbird community.•Land use determined the suite of species at each site, but was less important for predicting abundance or diversity.•Wildlife habitat is important to consider when developing blue infrastructure in cities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Landscape and Urban Planning Elsevier

Waterbird community composition, abundance, and diversity along an urban gradient

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0169-2046
eISSN
1872-6062
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.11.003
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Abstract

•Urban water in Phoenix offers an important subsidy to migrating waterbirds.•Habitat-level water physiognomy is a key factor in shaping the waterbird community.•Land use determined the suite of species at each site, but was less important for predicting abundance or diversity.•Wildlife habitat is important to consider when developing blue infrastructure in cities.

Journal

Landscape and Urban PlanningElsevier

Published: Feb 1, 2018

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