BREEDING BIRD COMMUNITIES IN BOREAL FOREST OF WESTERN CANADA: CONSEQUENCES OF “UNMIXING” THE MIXEDWOODS

@inproceedings{Hobson2000BREEDINGBC,
  title={BREEDING BIRD COMMUNITIES IN BOREAL FOREST OF WESTERN CANADA: CONSEQUENCES OF “UNMIXING” THE MIXEDWOODS},
  author={Keith A. Hobson and Erin M. Bayne},
  year={2000}
}
Abstract Silvicultural practices following clearcutting in boreal forest may encourage the creation of monospecific, single-aged stands having less vegetation heterogeneity and diversity than original stands. We conducted point counts in central Saskatchewan, Canada, 1993–1995, in pure and mixedwood stands dominated by black spruce (Picea mariana), jackpine (Pinus banksiana), trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides), or white spruce (Picea glauca). Mixedwood stands supported more individuals and… 

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