Increased microclimatic variation in artificial nests does not create ecological traps for a secondary cavity breeder, the European roller

Timothée Schwartz, Arnaud Genouville & Aurélien Besnard
Artificial devices are increasingly used in conservation measures to mitigate the disappearance of natural habitats. However, few studies have demonstrated their benefits for the target species, and they may pose a risk of creating ecological traps. This occurs when lower individual fitness is found in artificial habitats that are more attractive than their natural equivalents. In this study, we tested the ecological trap hypothesis on a dense population of European rollers Coracias garrulus breeding in...
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