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rainfall omitted

Posted by andrewt on 16 Aug 2012 at 02:19 GMT

The candidate fixed variables included

Rainfall is a puzzling omission from the variables. It is easily available. Previous work in the region has linked seasonal rainfall to bird abundance and there is large variation in rainfall over the study period. For example, sep-nov rainfall varies by a factor of over 5 over the study period at a BOM station within the study area.

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RE: rainfall omitted

KateRock replied to andrewt on 30 Oct 2012 at 09:14 GMT

We included rainfall and temperature in earlier analysis. During the editing process and due a requirement for a concise manuscript certain procedures were removed from the methods section. The lack of significance of rainfall may be due to the urban environment and watering of gardens and ovals, etc.

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