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The combined effects of remnant vegetation and tree planting on farmland birds

Cunningham, Ross; Crane, Mason; Michael, Damian; MacGregor, Chris; Montague-Drake, Rebecca; Fischer, Joern; Lindenmayer, David

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Biodiversity conservation on agricultural land is a major issue worldwide. We estimated separate and joint effects of remnant native woodland vegetation and recent tree plantings on birds on farms (approximately 500-1000 ha) in the heavily cleared wheat and sheep belt of southern Australia. Much of the variation (>70%) in bird responses was explained by 3 factors: remnant native-vegetation attributes (native grassland, scattered paddock trees, patches of remnant native woodland); presence or...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/37253
Source: Conservation Biology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2008.00924.x

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