Study

Artificial bird perches for the regeneration of degraded tropical peat swamp forest: a restoration tool with limited potential

  • Published source details Graham L.L.B. & Page S.E. (2011) Artificial bird perches for the regeneration of degraded tropical peat swamp forest: a restoration tool with limited potential. Restoration Ecology, 20, 631-637

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This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Build artificial bird perches to encourage seed dispersal

Action Link
Peatland Conservation
  1. Build artificial bird perches to encourage seed dispersal

    A replicated, paired, controlled study in 2007–2008 in a degraded, burned, peat swamp forest in Kalimantan, Indonesia (Graham et al. 2011) found that installing artificial bird perches along a forest edge had no effect on tree seedling abundance. After one year, seedling density was not significantly different under artificial perches (2–6 seedlings/m2) and in adjacent plots not under perches (1–2 seedlings/m2). Most seedlings under the perches were tampohot Syzygium sp. (79% of all seedlings). In July 2007, ten 8 m tall artificial bird perches were erected in logged and burned peatland, 50 to 200 m from the edge of a remnant forest patch. Two 1 m2 plots were monitored for each perch: one directly underneath the perch and one next to it. All seedlings initially present were marked. In July 2008, new tree seedlings were counted.

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