University of Limerick Institutional Repository

Breeding bird species diversity across gradients of land use from forest to agriculture in Europe

DSpace Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Koivula, Matti J.
dc.contributor.author Chamberlain, Dan E.
dc.contributor.author Fuller, Robert J.
dc.contributor.author Palmer, Stephen C. F.
dc.contributor.author Bankovics, Attila
dc.contributor.author Bracken, Fintan
dc.contributor.author Bolger, Tom
dc.contributor.author de Juana, Eduardo
dc.contributor.author Montadert, Marc
dc.contributor.author Neves, Renato
dc.contributor.author Rufino, Rui
dc.contributor.author Sallent, Angel
dc.contributor.author Lopes da Silva, Luís
dc.contributor.author Leitão, Pedro J.
dc.contributor.author Steffen, Manfred
dc.contributor.author Watt, Allan D.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-22T14:49:17Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6288
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Loss, fragmentation and decreasing quality of habitats have been proposed as major threats to biodiversity world-wide, but relatively little is known about biodiversity responses to multiple pressures, particularly at very large spatial scales. We evaluated the relative contributions of four landscape variables (habitat cover, diversity, fragmentation and productivity) in determining different components of avian diversity across Europe. We sampled breeding birds in multiple 1-km2 landscapes, from high forest cover to intensive agricultural land, in eight countries during 2001−02. We predicted that the total diversity would peak at intermediate levels of forest cover and fragmentation, and respond positively to increasing habitat diversity and productivity; forest and open-habitat specialists would show threshold conditions along gradients of forest cover and fragmentation, and respond positively to increasing habitat diversity and productivity; resident species would be more strongly impacted by forest cover and fragmentation than migratory species; and generalists and urban species would show weak responses. Measures of total diversity did not peak at intermediate levels of forest cover or fragmentation. Rarefaction-standardized species richness decreased marginally and linearly with increasing forest cover and increased non-linearly with productivity, whereas all measures increased linearly with increasing fragmentation and landscape diversity. Forest and open-habitat specialists responded approximately linearly to forest cover and also weakly to habitat diversity, fragmentation and productivity. Generalists and urban species responded weakly to the landscape variables, but some groups responded non-linearly to productivity and marginally to habitat diversity. Resident species were not consistently more sensitive than migratory species to any of the landscape variables. These findings are relevant to landscapes with relatively long histories of human land-use, and they highlight that habitat loss, fragmentation and habitat-type diversity must all be considered in land-use planning and landscape modeling of avian communities. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley and Sons Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Ecography; 40: 001–013
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.03295
dc.rights This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Breeding bird species diversity across gradients of land use from forest to agriculture in Europe Matti J. Koivula, Dan E. Chamberlain, Robert J. Fuller, Stephen C. F. Palmer, Attila Bankovics, Fintan Bracken, Tom Bolger, Eduardo de Juana, Marc Montadert, Renato Neves, Rui Rufino, Angel Sallent, Luís Lopes da Silva, Pedro J. Leitão, Manfred Steffen and Allan D. Watt Ecography 2017 which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.03295 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving. http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html#terms
dc.subject conservation en_US
dc.subject ecological traits en_US
dc.subject landscape en_US
dc.subject management en_US
dc.subject region en_US
dc.subject richness en_US
dc.subject threshold en_US
dc.title Breeding bird species diversity across gradients of land use from forest to agriculture in Europe en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/ecog.03295
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2018-11-06
dc.embargo.terms 2018-11-06 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search ULIR


Browse

My Account

Statistics