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Woodpeckers as reliable indicators of bird richness, forest health and harvest

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2008

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Drever, Mark C., Aitken, Kathryn E. H., Norris, Andrea R., and Martin, Kathy, 2008, Woodpeckers as reliable indicators of bird richness, forest health and harvest: Biological Conservation, v. 141, no. 3, p. 624-634.

Summary

Woodpeckers (family Picidae) show promise as indicators of avian diversity in forests because their populations can be reliably monitored, and their foraging and nesting activities can positively influence the abundance and richness of other forest birds. A correlation between woodpecker richness and richness of forest birds is known to exist at the landscape scale, but uncertainty remains whether this correlation occurs at the smaller stand-level spatial scales where forest management activities take place. We used data collected under a diverse range of forest types, harvest treatments, and forest health conditions during a long-term study of bird communities in interior British Columbia, Canada, to examine two basic questions: (1) [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme http://dx.doi.org.arlis.idm.oclc.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2007.12.004
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 0006-3207

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