Marbled Murrelets Select Distinctive Nest Trees within Old-Growth Forest Patches

Abstract

The coastal old-growth forests of North America’s Pacific Coast are renowned both for their commercial and ecological value. This study adds to growing evidence that selective harvesting of the largest trees may have a disproportionate ecological impact. Marbled Murrelets (Brachyramphus marmoratus), a threatened species, nest almost exclusively in these old… (More)

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