Effects of pine afforestation on a bird community: A different case history

Authors: POTTI, J.

Published: Volume 33(1-2), June 1986. Pages 184-189.

Language: Spanish

Original Title: Efectos de una repoblación forestal sobre la comunidad de aves. Un caso diferente

Keywords: afforestation, bird communities and pinewoods.

Summary:

This note compares the impact of pine afforestation on the bird communities of lowlands and highlands in the Sistema Central mountains (Spain). Afforestation on the lowland shrublands creates a bird community neither denser nor more diverse than that of shrublands, a trend opposed to that on the highland heathlands. Development of lowland pinewoods brings about important decreases in Mediterranean and tropical migrant bird species.

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