The effect of forest patch size on the breeding biology of the great spotted woodpecker Dendrocopos major

@inproceedings{Mazgajski2006TheEO,
  title={The effect of forest patch size on the breeding biology of the great spotted woodpecker Dendrocopos major},
  author={Tomasz D. Mazgajski and Łukasz Rejt},
  year={2006}
}
Forest fragmentation leads to a decrease in total forest area and patch size, which enhances predation pressure on birds’ breeding success. Existing data suggest that because hole nesters occupy relatively safe nest sites, their breeding success is not negatively affected by this process. However, fragmentation effects on other reproductive parameters are possible and could have important influences on population growth rates. We examined the hypothesis that a decrease in forest patch size does… CONTINUE READING

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