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Male Kirtland's Warblers' patch-level response to landscape structure during periods of varying population size and habitat amountsAuthor(s): Deahn M. Donner; Christine A. Ribic; John R. Probst
Source: Forest Ecology and Managment. 258: 1093-1101.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionForest planners must evaluate how spatiotemporal changes in habitat amount and configuration across the landscape as a result of timber management will affect species' persistence. However, there are few long-term programs available for evaluation. We investigated the response of male Kirtland's Warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii) to 26 years of changing patch and landscape structure during a large, 26-year forestry-habitat restoration program within the warbler's primary breeding range. We found that the average density of male Kirtland's Warblers was related to a different combination of patch and landscape attributes depending on the species' regional population level and habitat amounts on the landscape (early succession jack pine (Pinus banksiana) forests; 15-42% habitat cover). Specifically, patch age and habitat regeneration type were important at low male population and total habitat amounts, while patch age and distance to an occupied patch were important at relatively high population and habitat amounts.
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CitationDonner, Deahn M.; Ribic, Christine A.; Probst, John R. 2009. Male Kirtland's Warblers' patch-level response to landscape structure during periods of varying population size and habitat amounts. Forest Ecology and Managment. 258: 1093-1101.
KeywordsKirtlands Warbler, habitat loss and fragmentation, landscape structure, temporal variability, population dynamics, landscape ecology, habitat amount threshold
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