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Large trees are keystone structures in urban parks

Stagoll (Ikin), Karen; Lindenmayer, David; Knight, Emma; Fischer, Joern; Manning, Adrian

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Large trees are considered keystone structures in agricultural and forestry production landscapes, but research demonstrating this in urban landscapes is urgently needed. If large trees are keystone structures in urban parks, it is imperative that this is recognized in policy to ensure their ongoing existence. We studied the role of large native trees for birds in urban parks in Canberra, Australia. We found that (1) large trees had a consistent, strong, and positive relationship with five...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/61889
Source: Conservation Letters
DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2011.00216.x

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