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Measuring habitat heterogeneity reveals new insights into bird community composition

Stirnemann, Ingrid; Stagoll (Ikin), Karen; Gibbons, Philip; Blanchard, Wade; Lindenmayer, David

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Fine-scale vegetation cover is a common variable used to explain animal occurrence, but we know less about the effects of fine-scale vegetation heterogeneity. Theoretically, fine-scale vegetation heterogeneity is an important driver of biodiversity because it captures the range of resources available in a given area. In this study we investigated how bird species richness and birds grouped by various ecological traits responded to vegetation cover and heterogeneity. We found that both...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/27584
Source: Oecologia
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-014-3134-0

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