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Research Article

Land Cover and Rainfall Interact to Shape Waterbird Community Composition

  • Colin E. Studds mail,

    c.studds@uq.edu.au

    Affiliation: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Migratory Bird Center, National Zoological Park, Washington, D. C., United States of America

    Current address: School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • William V. DeLuca,

    Affiliation: Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Matthew E. Baker,

    Affiliation: Department of Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Ryan S. King,

    Affiliation: Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems, Department of Biology, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, United States of America

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  • Peter P. Marra

    Affiliation: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Migratory Bird Center, National Zoological Park, Washington, D. C., United States of America

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  • Published: April 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035969

About the Authors

Colin E. Studds, Peter P. Marra
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Migratory Bird Center, National Zoological Park, Washington, D. C., United States of America
William V. DeLuca
Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America
Matthew E. Baker
Department of Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Ryan S. King
Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems, Department of Biology, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: c.studds@uq.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CES WVD RSK PPM. Performed the experiments: CES WVD RSK. Analyzed the data: CES WVD MEB RSK. Wrote the paper: CES WVD PPM.