Contains 26 papers that present the state-of-the-art of nongame bird research and management in the northeastern United States.
Keywords: bird communities, habitat, wildlife, forests, silviculture
Source: General Technical Report NC-51. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Contains proceedings of the fourth and last regional workshop sponsored by the National Nongame Bird Steering Committee. The workshop, held in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 11-14, 1980, presented information on management of western forests and grasslands for nongame birds.
Keywords: bird communities, habitat, wildlife, forests, grasslands
Source: USDA Forest Service 1980. Workshop proceedings: management of western forests and grasslands for nongame birds. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-86. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 535 p.
The effects of burn severity on avian communities are poorly understood, yet this information is crucial to fire management programs. To quantify avian response patterns along a burn severity gradient, we sampled 49 random plots (2001-2002) at the 17351-ha Cerro Grande Fire (2000) in New Mexico,…
Keywords: after-only, before-after comparisons, bird communities, breeding densities, Cerro Grande, New Mexico, USA, distance sampling, fire effects, gradient analysis, historical data
Source: Ecological Applications. 17(2); 491-507.
Indicator species concepts have a long history in conservation biology. Arguments in favor of these approaches generally stress expediency and assume efficacy. We tested the premise that the abundance patterns of one species can be used to infer those of other species. Our data consisted of 72,495…
Keywords: bird communities, biodiversity monitoring, indicator species, surrogate species
Source: Conservation Biology. 24(3): 830-840.
We hypothesized that similar bird assemblages will occur in like-structured habitat that results from both clearcutting and high-intensity wildfire followed by salvage logging. To test this, we compared bird communities of sand pine scrub in mature forest and three disturbance treatments (1) high-…
Keywords: bird communities, clearcut, Florida sand pine, salvage-logged, burned
Source: The Wilson Bulletin 107(1):40-54
Vegetation structure quantified by light detection and ranging (LiDAR) can improve understanding of wildlife occupancy and species-richness patterns. However, there is often a time lag between the collection of LiDAR data and wildlife data. We investigated whether a time lag between the LiDAR…
Keywords: light detection and ranging (LiDAR), time lag, bird communities
Source: Remote Sensing Letters. 5(2): 185-193.
This study describes the avifauna of the Tapajos National forest, an area on the east bank of the Tapajos River where controlled resource exploitation occurs. Here we provide a near complete species list for terra firme forest with an incomplete list of species from less comprehensively surveyed…
Keywords: Neotropical birds, terra firme forest, amazonia, Tapajos National Forest, Brazil, Mist net, bird communities
Source: Ornitología Neotropical. ; 14:307-338.
Unlike many other ecosystems in North America, the boreal forest in Canada still retains a natural fire regime. However, increasing industrial forestry, primarily clear cutting, could alter natural fire dynamics and adversely affect some species. A possible solution to this, promoted by many forest…
Keywords: bird communities, boreal forest, burns, clear-cutting, even-age forest management, forest fire, Black-backed Woodpeckers (Picoides arcticus), logging
Source: In: Ralph, C. John; Rich, Terrell D., editors 2005. Bird Conservation Implementation and Integration in the Americas: Proceedings of the Third International Partners in Flight Conference. 2002 March 20-24; Asilomar, California, Volume 2 Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-191. Albany, CA: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: p. 1104-1106
Species in biological communities respond to environmental variation simultaneously across a range of organizational levels. Accordingly, it is important to quantify the effects of environmental factors at multiple levels on species distribution and abundance. Hierarchical methods that explicitly…
Keywords: bird communities, canonical correspondence analysis, community structure, forest birds, hierarchy, multiple-scale, Oregon Coast Range, species-habitat relationships, variance partitioning, vegetation cover type
Source: Ecological Applications. 14(4): 1090-1105.
We used a comparative mensurative landscape-level experiment to quantify the relative importance of mature forest area and fragmentation and differences among watersheds in influencing avian community diversity in the Oregon Coast Range, USA. Our study design included three large hydrological…
Keywords: bird communities, habitat diversity, intermediate disturbance hypothesis, landscape pattern, mature forest area, mature forest fragmentation, Oregon Coast Range, species diversity, species evenness, watershed
Source: Ecological Monographs. 73(2): 259-281.