Effects of the common cormorant, phalacrocorax carbo, on evergreen forests in two nest sites at Lake Biwa, Japan

@article{Ishida1996EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of the common cormorant, phalacrocorax carbo, on evergreen forests in two nest sites at Lake Biwa, Japan},
  author={Akira Ishida},
  journal={Ecological Research},
  year={1996},
  volume={11},
  pages={193-200}
}
The effects of the habitation of the common cormorant on vegetation were evaluated in two colonies in Lake Biwa, central Japan. The state of the vegetation of each colony was classified arbitrarily into the following three types according to the appearance of the tree, shrub and herb layers; dense tree layer (Type 1), sparse tree layer and herb layer (Type 2), and sparse tree layer with dense herb layer (Type 3). The density of cormorant nesting was almost similar among the three types, except… CONTINUE READING
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