Exotic grasslands on reclaimed midwestern coal mines: An ornithological perspective

  • Published source details Scott P.E. & Lima S.L. (2004) Exotic grasslands on reclaimed midwestern coal mines: An ornithological perspective. Weed Technology, 18, 1518-1521.


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Restore or create grasslands

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Bird Conservation
  1. Restore or create grasslands

    A replicated study at 19 reclaimed mine sites in southwest Indiana, USA (Scott & Lima 2004), found that grassland specialist species (e.g. grasshopper sparrow and Henslow’s sparrow) were found in greater breeding abundance at sites dominated by non-native grasses and were less common on those rich in forbs. Non-specialist bird species showed no significant preference.


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