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Alpine grouses are particularly vulnerable to climate change due to their adaptation to extreme conditions and to their relict distributions in the Alps where global warming has been particularly marked in the last half century. Grouses are also currently threatened by habitat modification and human disturbance, and an assessment of the impact of multiple(More)
We investigated the effects of habitat structure and composition, rainfall and nest spacing on the productivity of an Eagle Owl Bubo bubo population in Piedmont, northern Italy, at 10 sites from 1996 to 2007. We modeled the effects of the above factors on the productivity of 85 breeding attempts through a mixed model procedure. The number of fledged young(More)
In the Italian Alps the intensification of winter sports represents an increasing threat for Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix). During the winters 2010/2011 and 2011/2012, characterised by different amounts of snowfall, 58 droppings from as many snow burrows were collected in three areas with different human disturbance to evaluate its effects on Black Grouse(More)
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