Forest fragmentation in the temperate zone and its effects on migratory songbirds

S. K. Robinson, D. S. Wilcove

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In recent decades, the populations of many migrant songbirds have been declining as a result of forest fragmentation. To correct this problem, the importance of protecting large, unfragmented forests for breeding habitat is emphasized. It is proposed that low-volume selective logging be used as an alternative to clear-cutting. Further, logging roads should be closed and revegetated soon after harvest, and rotation times should be lengthened to permit regeneration of large, old trees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNCASI Technical Bulletin
Number of pages1
StatePublished - May 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering

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