Articles | Volume 18, issue 2
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02 Oct 2018
Short communication |  | 02 Oct 2018

The older the richer: significant increase in breeding bird diversity along an age gradient of different coppiced woods

Lorenzo Mentil, Corrado Battisti, and Giuseppe Maria Carpaneto

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In this study, we studied the effect of forest coppicing on birds inhabiting three different Mediterranean forest habitats. We observed a significant increase in diversity along the age gradient with implications for forest management.