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Corpus Systématique Animale

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Vertebrate distributions relative to clear-cut edges in a boreal forest landscape

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  • mammals
  • birds
  • boreal forest
  • clearcut
  • edge
  • distribution
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Mammiferes_v2b_02382, Oiseaux_v2b_02551
  • Lennart Hansson
  • Department of Wildlife Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, S-750 07, Uppsala, Sweden

Clearcutting is the main method of harvesting boreal forests, to some extent mimicking natural disturbances by fire and wind-felling. Effects of clearcutting on vertebrate fauna in managed forests was examined by small mammal trapping in spring and autumn, winter censuses of mammal snow tracks and censuses of birds in spring and summer in one central and one edge (125 m) section of large clearcuts and mature forests, respectively. There was a separate clearcut fauna, at least on large clearcuts, that was well distinguished from the forest fauna. There was not any physiognomic ecotone but the forest fauna showed a marked edge effect with larger numbers of many species in the peripheral parts of the forest. In the forests examined, with a Western European bird fauna, there were no typical interior forest species, in contrast to northern taiga forests. The present forest species easily changed distributions seasonally and according to variations in snow conditions and food abundance. Such generalist species in the boreal forest will therefore vary considerably in local density according to landscape composition but will also show large-scale persistence. They may have been selected for as a result of man's restructuring of temperate and boreal landscapes, e.g. by forest management. Edge effects seem to arise for several reasons but will probably only apply to generalist species.

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  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
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  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Ecology
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  • 1 - science ; 2 - geosciences, multidisciplinary
  • 1 - science ; 2 - geography, physical
  • 1 - science ; 2 - ecology
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Landscape Ecology

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  • Mammiferes
  • Oiseaux
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