The Effect of Edge on Avian Nest Success: How Strong is the Evidence?
Critical evaluation of existing empirical evidence to test whether there was a gradation in nest success as a function of distance from an edge. Researchers investigating this question have been inconsistent in their experimental designs, making generalizations about edge-effect patterns difficult.
Paton, P.W.C. 1994. The effect of edge on avian nest success: How strong is the evidence? Conservation Biology 8(1):17-26.