Impact of single-tree selective logging and fuel reduction burns on abundance of cavity-nesting birds in dry sclerophyll forest, Maryborough forestry district, Queensland, Australia

  • Published source details Smyth A., Mac Nally R. & Lamb D. (2002) Comparative influence of forest management and habitat structural factors on the abundances of hollow-nesting bird species in subtropical Australian eucalypt forest. Environmental Management, 30, 547-559


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Use prescribed burning on Australian sclerophyll forest

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Bird Conservation
  1. Use prescribed burning on Australian sclerophyll forest

    A replicated study in 1999 in 36 sclerophyll forest sites in southeast Queensland, Australia (Smyth et al. 2002), at found that two of the eleven hollow-nesting species analysed (brown treecreeper Climacteris picumnus, little lorikeet Climacteris picumnus) were positively associated with more frequent prescribed burning. No species were negatively associated with more frequent prescribed burning.


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