liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Influences of forest type and habitat structure on bird assemblagesof oak (Quercus spp.) and pine (Pinus spp.) stands in southwesternTurkey
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. (Conservation Ecology Group)
Faculty of Forestry, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey.
Isparta Province Forest District Directorate, Isparta, Turkey.
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Biology. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. (Conservation Ecology Group)
Show others and affiliations
2015 (English)In: Forest Ecology and Management, ISSN 0378-1127, E-ISSN 1872-7042, Vol. 336, 137-147 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Mediterranean basin exhibits a multitude of forest habitats affected by former and current exploitation and management. Recent afforestation programs have resulted in an increase in the proportion of coniferous trees, while oak stands, formerly utilized for coppicing and grazing, are abandoned or converted into coniferous plantations. The loss of oak stands might negatively affect birds dependent upon broadleaved forests. Studies confirming or rejecting that statement are scarce, particularly in the eastern part of the region. Using a study area in southwestern Turkey we applied a guild-based approach to investigate how pine and oak stands across a chronosequence differ in their capacity to support forest bird assemblages. Variables describing the vegetation were sampled to characterize the stands and relate bird assemblages to stand structure. Bird abundance and species richness was positively associated with age for both stand types. Richness and diversity was highest in oak stands, while there were no differences in bird abundance between the two forest types. Pine stands supported a different bird species composition compared to oak stands of the same age. Stand age and structure, rather than forest type, held the highest explanatory powers for bird assembly structure. Primary cavity-nesters and ground-nesters were more abundant in oak stands, possibly reflecting differences in stand structure and resource distribution. To support these birds with suitable habitats, oaks stands need conservation. Management practices in pine stands should strive for increasing the amount of old trees and retain vegetation in the understory to benefit breeding birds.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2015. Vol. 336, 137-147 p.
Keyword [en]
Birds, Forestry, Guilds, Management, Oak, Pine
National Category
Biological Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-111925DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.10.025ISI: 000347740000015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-111925DiVA: diva2:762005
Available from: 2014-11-10 Created: 2014-11-10 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(2847 kB)193 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 2847 kBChecksum SHA-512
c2b2aa894009481a2274fa8d66c928285d99812f2c0a7cf931d1756b3239efd70dbf1e878b6af4703f71881f5802d2c6870d5c0cbeecc30620660f5895835100
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records BETA

Jansson, NicklasWesterberg, LarsMilberg, Per

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Jansson, NicklasWesterberg, LarsMilberg, Per
By organisation
BiologyThe Institute of Technology
In the same journal
Forest Ecology and Management
Biological Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 193 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 263 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf