The value of habitat reconstruction to birds at Gunnedah, New South Wales

  • Published source details Martin W.K., Eyears-Chaddock M., Wilson B.R. & Lemon J. (2004) The value of habitat reconstruction to birds at Gunnedah, New South Wales. Emu, 104, 177-189.


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Restore or create forests

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Bird Conservation
  1. Restore or create forests

    A replicated and controlled study between April 2000 and June 2001 in northeast New South Wales, Australia (Martin et al. 2004), found that eight 1 ha plots of restored eucalyptus forest contained more bird species (average of 19-31 species/plot for eight plots) than cleared plots (8 species/plot for two plots), but not as many as remnant forest patches (43 species/plot for two plots). The number of species found increased with the age of the restored forest, from 19 species/plot in two plots planted in 1998 to 31 species/plot in two restored in the 1950s. Five locally declining species were recorded restoration plots; five others were only recorded in remnant woodland.


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