Assessing the influence of riparian vegetation structure on bird communities in agricultural Mediterranean landscapes

@article{Kontsiotis2017AssessingTI,
  title={Assessing the influence of riparian vegetation structure on bird communities in agricultural Mediterranean landscapes},
  author={Vasileios J. Kontsiotis and George N. Zaimes and Spyros Tsiftsis and Pavlos Kiourtziadis and Dimitrios E. Bakaloudis},
  journal={Agroforestry Systems},
  year={2017},
  volume={93},
  pages={675-687}
}
Natural vegetation has been lost and fragmented in agricultural landscapes worldwide, due to the intensive land use activities. This is also true for riparian ecosystems, where agricultural practices have simplified their structure with significant cascading impacts on wildlife diversity. In this study, three representative Mediterranean riparian habitat types within an agricultural matrix landscape were studied to assess their importance for bird communities. The riparian habitat types had… CONTINUE READING
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