conservation biology. Traditionally it has been assumed that species that do not move from highly disturbed sites are not affected by this disturbance. It is now believed that human presence on estuaries has a significant negative effect on wading bird populations, but that they remain in those estuaries despite the disturbance because they have nowhere else to feed during winter months. Careful studies of how human disturbance affects the behaviour of animal populations can reveal more subtle impacts which a…
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