Short-term effects of silviculture on breeding birds in William B. Bankhead National Forest

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  • Authors: Wick, Jill M.; Wang, Yong; Schweitzer, Callie Jo
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
  • Source: In: Guldin, James M., ed. 2013. Proceedings of the 15th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-GTR-175. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 33-37.

Abstract

We evaluated the changes in the bird community in relation to six disturbance treatments in the William B. Bankhead National Forest, AL. The study design is randomized complete block with a factorial arrangement of three thinning levels [no thin, 11 m²/ha residual basal area (BA), and 17 m²/ha residual BA] and two burn treatments (burn and no burn), with three replications. We collected data from pre- and post-treatment avian line-transect surveys. We found that the silvicultural treatments appear to create habitat for early successional bird species.

  • Citation: Wick, Jill M.; Wang, Yong; Schweitzer, Callie Jo 2013. Short-term effects of silviculture on breeding birds in William B. Bankhead National Forest. In: Guldin, James M., ed. 2013. Proceedings of the 15th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-GTR-175. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 33-37.
  • Posted Date: May 20, 2013
  • Modified Date: May 20, 2013
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