Seasonal responses of avian communities to invasive bush honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.)

@article{McCusker2009SeasonalRO,
  title={Seasonal responses of avian communities to invasive bush honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.)},
  author={Courtney E. McCusker and Michael P. Ward and Jeffrey D. Brawn},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2009},
  volume={12},
  pages={2459-2470}
}
Invasive bush honeysuckles, Lonicera spp., are widely viewed as undesirable; however, the effects of Lonicera spp. on native fauna are largely unknown. We investigated how breeding and overwintering bird communities respond to the presence of Lonicera spp. by comparing communities in forested areas with Lonicera spp. to those with a native shrub understory. The dense understory created by Lonicera spp. was associated with a change in the breeding bird community. We found large increases in the… Expand

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