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Effects of anthropogenic developments on common Raven nesting biology in the west Mojave Desert

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Effects of anthropogenic developments on common Raven nesting biology in the west Mojave Desert; 2007; Article; Journal; Ecological Applications; Kristan, III, W. B.; Boarman, W. I.

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Subsidized predators may affect prey abundance, distribution, and demography. Common Ravens (Corvus corax) are anthropogenically subsidized throughout their range and, in the Mojave Desert, have increased in number dramatically over the last 3-4 decades. Human-provided food resources are thought to be important drivers of raven population growth, but human developments add other features as well, such as nesting platforms. From 1996 to 2000, we examined the nesting ecology of ravens in the Mojave Desert, relative to anthropogenic development. Ravens nested disproportionately near point sources of food and water subsidies (such as towns, landfills, and ponds) but not near roads (sources of road-killed carrion), even though both sources [...]

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