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Edge effect of low-traffic forest roads on bird communities in secondary production forests in central Europe

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    0346284 - UBO-W 2011 RIV NL eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Šálek, M. - Svobodová, Jana - Zasadil, P.
    Edge effect of low-traffic forest roads on bird communities in secondary production forests in central Europe.
    Landscape Ecology. Roč. 25, č. 7 (2010), s. 1113-1124 ISSN 0921-2973
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z60930519
    Klíčová slova: Biodiversity * Bird assemblages * Czech Republic * Edge effect * Habitat fragmentation * Landscape structure * Point count method
    Kód oboru RIV: EH - Ekologie - společenstva
    Impakt faktor: 3.200, rok: 2010

    Worldwide forests fragmentation has lead to a massive increase of habitat edges, creating both negative and positive impacts on birds. While busy highways dissecting forested areas create edges which are known to reduce bird densities due to the disturbing effect of noise, the impacts of logging forest roads with low traffic volumes have rarely been studied. In this study, we compared species richness and similarity of canopy, cavity and shrub guilds of birds along low-traffic forest roads, in forest interior, and at forest edges in secondary forests in central Europe, where the forests have passed through extensive changes toward uniformly compact growths dominated by production conifers. Although we found tree diversity as positively affecting bird richness across all habitats, the bird richness along forest roads was higher than in forest interior but lower than along forest edges.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0187353