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Variation in clutch size in relation to nest size in birds. / Moller, Anders P.; Adriaensen, Frank; Artemyev, Alexandr; Banbura, Jerzy; Barba, Emilio; Biard, Clotilde; Blondel, Jacques; Bouslama, Zihad; Bouvier, Jean-Charles; Camprodon, Jordi; Cecere, Francesco; Charmantier, Anne; Charter, Motti; Cichon, Mariusz; Cusimano, Camillo; Czeszczewik, Dorota; Demeyrier, Virginie; Doligez, Blandine; Doutrelant, Claire; Dubiec, Anna; Eens, Marcel; Eeva, Tapio; Faivre, Bruno; Ferns, Peter N.; Forsman, Jukka T.; Garcia-Del-Rey, Eduardo; Goldshtein, Aya; Goodenough, Anne E.; Gosler, Andrew G.; Gozdz, Iga; Gregoire, Arnaud; Gustafsson, Lars; Hartley, Ian R.; Heeb, Philipp; Hinsley, Shelley A.; Isenmann, Paul; Jacob, Staffan; Jaervinen, Antero; Juskaitis, Rimvydas; Korpimaeki, Erkki; Krams, Indrikis; Laaksonen, Toni; Leclercq, Bernard; Lehikoinen, Esa; Loukola, Olli; Lundberg, Arne; Mainwaring, Mark C.; Maend, Raivo; Massa, Bruno; Mazgajski, Tomasz D.; Merino, Santiago; Mitrus, Cezary; Moenkkoenen, Mikko; Morales-Fernaz, Judith; Morin, Xavier; Nager, Ruedi G.; Nilsson, Jan-Ake; Nilsson, Sven G.; Norte, Ana C.; Orell, Markku; Perret, Philippe; Pimentel, Carla S.; Pinxten, Rianne; Priedniece, Ilze; Quidoz, Marie-Claude; Remes, Vladimir; Richner, Heinz; Robles, Hugo; Rytkoenen, Seppo; Carlos Senar, Juan; Seppaenen, Janne T.; da Silva, Luis P.; Slagsvold, Tore; Solonen, Tapio; Sorace, Alberto; Stenning, Martyn J.; Toeroek, Janos; Tryjanowski, Piotr; van Noordwijk, Arie J.; von Numers, Mikael; Walankiewicz, Wieslaw; Lambrechts, Marcel M.

In: Ecology and Evolution, Vol. 4, No. 18, 09.2014, p. 3583-3595.

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Moller, AP, Adriaensen, F, Artemyev, A, Banbura, J, Barba, E, Biard, C, Blondel, J, Bouslama, Z, Bouvier, J-C, Camprodon, J, Cecere, F, Charmantier, A, Charter, M, Cichon, M, Cusimano, C, Czeszczewik, D, Demeyrier, V, Doligez, B, Doutrelant, C, Dubiec, A, Eens, M, Eeva, T, Faivre, B, Ferns, PN, Forsman, JT, Garcia-Del-Rey, E, Goldshtein, A, Goodenough, AE, Gosler, AG, Gozdz, I, Gregoire, A, Gustafsson, L, Hartley, IR, Heeb, P, Hinsley, SA, Isenmann, P, Jacob, S, Jaervinen, A, Juskaitis, R, Korpimaeki, E, Krams, I, Laaksonen, T, Leclercq, B, Lehikoinen, E, Loukola, O, Lundberg, A, Mainwaring, MC, Maend, R, Massa, B, Mazgajski, TD, Merino, S, Mitrus, C, Moenkkoenen, M, Morales-Fernaz, J, Morin, X, Nager, RG, Nilsson, J-A, Nilsson, SG, Norte, AC, Orell, M, Perret, P, Pimentel, CS, Pinxten, R, Priedniece, I, Quidoz, M-C, Remes, V, Richner, H, Robles, H, Rytkoenen, S, Carlos Senar, J, Seppaenen, JT, da Silva, LP, Slagsvold, T, Solonen, T, Sorace, A, Stenning, MJ, Toeroek, J, Tryjanowski, P, van Noordwijk, AJ, von Numers, M, Walankiewicz, W & Lambrechts, MM 2014, 'Variation in clutch size in relation to nest size in birds', Ecology and Evolution, vol. 4, no. 18, pp. 3583-3595. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1189

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Moller, A. P., Adriaensen, F., Artemyev, A., Banbura, J., Barba, E., Biard, C., Blondel, J., Bouslama, Z., Bouvier, J-C., Camprodon, J., Cecere, F., Charmantier, A., Charter, M., Cichon, M., Cusimano, C., Czeszczewik, D., Demeyrier, V., Doligez, B., Doutrelant, C., ... Lambrechts, M. M. (2014). Variation in clutch size in relation to nest size in birds. Ecology and Evolution, 4(18), 3583-3595. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1189

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Moller AP, Adriaensen F, Artemyev A, Banbura J, Barba E, Biard C et al. Variation in clutch size in relation to nest size in birds. Ecology and Evolution. 2014 Sep;4(18):3583-3595. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1189

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Moller, Anders P. ; Adriaensen, Frank ; Artemyev, Alexandr ; Banbura, Jerzy ; Barba, Emilio ; Biard, Clotilde ; Blondel, Jacques ; Bouslama, Zihad ; Bouvier, Jean-Charles ; Camprodon, Jordi ; Cecere, Francesco ; Charmantier, Anne ; Charter, Motti ; Cichon, Mariusz ; Cusimano, Camillo ; Czeszczewik, Dorota ; Demeyrier, Virginie ; Doligez, Blandine ; Doutrelant, Claire ; Dubiec, Anna ; Eens, Marcel ; Eeva, Tapio ; Faivre, Bruno ; Ferns, Peter N. ; Forsman, Jukka T. ; Garcia-Del-Rey, Eduardo ; Goldshtein, Aya ; Goodenough, Anne E. ; Gosler, Andrew G. ; Gozdz, Iga ; Gregoire, Arnaud ; Gustafsson, Lars ; Hartley, Ian R. ; Heeb, Philipp ; Hinsley, Shelley A. ; Isenmann, Paul ; Jacob, Staffan ; Jaervinen, Antero ; Juskaitis, Rimvydas ; Korpimaeki, Erkki ; Krams, Indrikis ; Laaksonen, Toni ; Leclercq, Bernard ; Lehikoinen, Esa ; Loukola, Olli ; Lundberg, Arne ; Mainwaring, Mark C. ; Maend, Raivo ; Massa, Bruno ; Mazgajski, Tomasz D. ; Merino, Santiago ; Mitrus, Cezary ; Moenkkoenen, Mikko ; Morales-Fernaz, Judith ; Morin, Xavier ; Nager, Ruedi G. ; Nilsson, Jan-Ake ; Nilsson, Sven G. ; Norte, Ana C. ; Orell, Markku ; Perret, Philippe ; Pimentel, Carla S. ; Pinxten, Rianne ; Priedniece, Ilze ; Quidoz, Marie-Claude ; Remes, Vladimir ; Richner, Heinz ; Robles, Hugo ; Rytkoenen, Seppo ; Carlos Senar, Juan ; Seppaenen, Janne T. ; da Silva, Luis P. ; Slagsvold, Tore ; Solonen, Tapio ; Sorace, Alberto ; Stenning, Martyn J. ; Toeroek, Janos ; Tryjanowski, Piotr ; van Noordwijk, Arie J. ; von Numers, Mikael ; Walankiewicz, Wieslaw ; Lambrechts, Marcel M. / Variation in clutch size in relation to nest size in birds. In: Ecology and Evolution. 2014 ; Vol. 4, No. 18. pp. 3583-3595.

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title = "Variation in clutch size in relation to nest size in birds",
abstract = "Nests are structures built to support and protect eggs and/or offspring from predators, parasites, and adverse weather conditions. Nests are mainly constructed prior to egg laying, meaning that parent birds must make decisions about nest site choice and nest building behavior before the start of egg-laying. Parent birds should be selected to choose nest sites and to build optimally sized nests, yet our current understanding of clutch size-nest size relationships is limited to small-scale studies performed over short time periods. Here, we quantified the relationship between clutch size and nest size, using an exhaustive database of 116 slope estimates based on 17,472 nests of 21 species of hole and non-hole-nesting birds. There was a significant, positive relationship between clutch size and the base area of the nest box or the nest, and this relationship did not differ significantly between open nesting and hole-nesting species. The slope of the relationship showed significant intraspecific and interspecific heterogeneity among four species of secondary hole-nesting species, but also among all 116 slope estimates. The estimated relationship between clutch size and nest box base area in study sites with more than a single size of nest box was not significantly different from the relationship using studies with only a single size of nest box. The slope of the relationship between clutch size and nest base area in different species of birds was significantly negatively related to minimum base area, and less so to maximum base area in a given study. These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that bird species have a general reaction norm reflecting the relationship between nest size and clutch size. Further, they suggest that scientists may influence the clutch size decisions of hole-nesting birds through the provisioning of nest boxes of varying sizes.",
keywords = "Hole nesting, natural holes, nest boxes, reaction norm",
author = "Moller, {Anders P.} and Frank Adriaensen and Alexandr Artemyev and Jerzy Banbura and Emilio Barba and Clotilde Biard and Jacques Blondel and Zihad Bouslama and Jean-Charles Bouvier and Jordi Camprodon and Francesco Cecere and Anne Charmantier and Motti Charter and Mariusz Cichon and Camillo Cusimano and Dorota Czeszczewik and Virginie Demeyrier and Blandine Doligez and Claire Doutrelant and Anna Dubiec and Marcel Eens and Tapio Eeva and Bruno Faivre and Ferns, {Peter N.} and Forsman, {Jukka T.} and Eduardo Garcia-Del-Rey and Aya Goldshtein and Goodenough, {Anne E.} and Gosler, {Andrew G.} and Iga Gozdz and Arnaud Gregoire and Lars Gustafsson and Hartley, {Ian R.} and Philipp Heeb and Hinsley, {Shelley A.} and Paul Isenmann and Staffan Jacob and Antero Jaervinen and Rimvydas Juskaitis and Erkki Korpimaeki and Indrikis Krams and Toni Laaksonen and Bernard Leclercq and Esa Lehikoinen and Olli Loukola and Arne Lundberg and Mainwaring, {Mark C.} and Raivo Maend and Bruno Massa and Mazgajski, {Tomasz D.} and Santiago Merino and Cezary Mitrus and Mikko Moenkkoenen and Judith Morales-Fernaz and Xavier Morin and Nager, {Ruedi G.} and Jan-Ake Nilsson and Nilsson, {Sven G.} and Norte, {Ana C.} and Markku Orell and Philippe Perret and Pimentel, {Carla S.} and Rianne Pinxten and Ilze Priedniece and Marie-Claude Quidoz and Vladimir Remes and Heinz Richner and Hugo Robles and Seppo Rytkoenen and {Carlos Senar}, Juan and Seppaenen, {Janne T.} and {da Silva}, {Luis P.} and Tore Slagsvold and Tapio Solonen and Alberto Sorace and Stenning, {Martyn J.} and Janos Toeroek and Piotr Tryjanowski and {van Noordwijk}, {Arie J.} and {von Numers}, Mikael and Wieslaw Walankiewicz and Lambrechts, {Marcel M.}",
year = "2014",
month = sep
doi = "10.1002/ece3.1189",
language = "English",
volume = "4",
pages = "3583--3595",
journal = "Ecology and Evolution",
issn = "2045-7758",
publisher = "John Wiley and Sons Ltd",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Variation in clutch size in relation to nest size in birds

AU - Moller, Anders P.

AU - Adriaensen, Frank

AU - Artemyev, Alexandr

AU - Banbura, Jerzy

AU - Barba, Emilio

AU - Biard, Clotilde

AU - Blondel, Jacques

AU - Bouslama, Zihad

AU - Bouvier, Jean-Charles

AU - Camprodon, Jordi

AU - Cecere, Francesco

AU - Charmantier, Anne

AU - Charter, Motti

AU - Cichon, Mariusz

AU - Cusimano, Camillo

AU - Czeszczewik, Dorota

AU - Demeyrier, Virginie

AU - Doligez, Blandine

AU - Doutrelant, Claire

AU - Dubiec, Anna

AU - Eens, Marcel

AU - Eeva, Tapio

AU - Faivre, Bruno

AU - Ferns, Peter N.

AU - Forsman, Jukka T.

AU - Garcia-Del-Rey, Eduardo

AU - Goldshtein, Aya

AU - Goodenough, Anne E.

AU - Gosler, Andrew G.

AU - Gozdz, Iga

AU - Gregoire, Arnaud

AU - Gustafsson, Lars

AU - Hartley, Ian R.

AU - Heeb, Philipp

AU - Hinsley, Shelley A.

AU - Isenmann, Paul

AU - Jacob, Staffan

AU - Jaervinen, Antero

AU - Juskaitis, Rimvydas

AU - Korpimaeki, Erkki

AU - Krams, Indrikis

AU - Laaksonen, Toni

AU - Leclercq, Bernard

AU - Lehikoinen, Esa

AU - Loukola, Olli

AU - Lundberg, Arne

AU - Mainwaring, Mark C.

AU - Maend, Raivo

AU - Massa, Bruno

AU - Mazgajski, Tomasz D.

AU - Merino, Santiago

AU - Mitrus, Cezary

AU - Moenkkoenen, Mikko

AU - Morales-Fernaz, Judith

AU - Morin, Xavier

AU - Nager, Ruedi G.

AU - Nilsson, Jan-Ake

AU - Nilsson, Sven G.

AU - Norte, Ana C.

AU - Orell, Markku

AU - Perret, Philippe

AU - Pimentel, Carla S.

AU - Pinxten, Rianne

AU - Priedniece, Ilze

AU - Quidoz, Marie-Claude

AU - Remes, Vladimir

AU - Richner, Heinz

AU - Robles, Hugo

AU - Rytkoenen, Seppo

AU - Carlos Senar, Juan

AU - Seppaenen, Janne T.

AU - da Silva, Luis P.

AU - Slagsvold, Tore

AU - Solonen, Tapio

AU - Sorace, Alberto

AU - Stenning, Martyn J.

AU - Toeroek, Janos

AU - Tryjanowski, Piotr

AU - van Noordwijk, Arie J.

AU - von Numers, Mikael

AU - Walankiewicz, Wieslaw

AU - Lambrechts, Marcel M.

PY - 2014/9

Y1 - 2014/9

N2 - Nests are structures built to support and protect eggs and/or offspring from predators, parasites, and adverse weather conditions. Nests are mainly constructed prior to egg laying, meaning that parent birds must make decisions about nest site choice and nest building behavior before the start of egg-laying. Parent birds should be selected to choose nest sites and to build optimally sized nests, yet our current understanding of clutch size-nest size relationships is limited to small-scale studies performed over short time periods. Here, we quantified the relationship between clutch size and nest size, using an exhaustive database of 116 slope estimates based on 17,472 nests of 21 species of hole and non-hole-nesting birds. There was a significant, positive relationship between clutch size and the base area of the nest box or the nest, and this relationship did not differ significantly between open nesting and hole-nesting species. The slope of the relationship showed significant intraspecific and interspecific heterogeneity among four species of secondary hole-nesting species, but also among all 116 slope estimates. The estimated relationship between clutch size and nest box base area in study sites with more than a single size of nest box was not significantly different from the relationship using studies with only a single size of nest box. The slope of the relationship between clutch size and nest base area in different species of birds was significantly negatively related to minimum base area, and less so to maximum base area in a given study. These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that bird species have a general reaction norm reflecting the relationship between nest size and clutch size. Further, they suggest that scientists may influence the clutch size decisions of hole-nesting birds through the provisioning of nest boxes of varying sizes.

AB - Nests are structures built to support and protect eggs and/or offspring from predators, parasites, and adverse weather conditions. Nests are mainly constructed prior to egg laying, meaning that parent birds must make decisions about nest site choice and nest building behavior before the start of egg-laying. Parent birds should be selected to choose nest sites and to build optimally sized nests, yet our current understanding of clutch size-nest size relationships is limited to small-scale studies performed over short time periods. Here, we quantified the relationship between clutch size and nest size, using an exhaustive database of 116 slope estimates based on 17,472 nests of 21 species of hole and non-hole-nesting birds. There was a significant, positive relationship between clutch size and the base area of the nest box or the nest, and this relationship did not differ significantly between open nesting and hole-nesting species. The slope of the relationship showed significant intraspecific and interspecific heterogeneity among four species of secondary hole-nesting species, but also among all 116 slope estimates. The estimated relationship between clutch size and nest box base area in study sites with more than a single size of nest box was not significantly different from the relationship using studies with only a single size of nest box. The slope of the relationship between clutch size and nest base area in different species of birds was significantly negatively related to minimum base area, and less so to maximum base area in a given study. These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that bird species have a general reaction norm reflecting the relationship between nest size and clutch size. Further, they suggest that scientists may influence the clutch size decisions of hole-nesting birds through the provisioning of nest boxes of varying sizes.

KW - Hole nesting

KW - natural holes

KW - nest boxes

KW - reaction norm

U2 - 10.1002/ece3.1189

DO - 10.1002/ece3.1189

M3 - Journal article

VL - 4

SP - 3583

EP - 3595

JO - Ecology and Evolution

JF - Ecology and Evolution

SN - 2045-7758

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