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Bird Community Changes in a Young Pine Plantation in East Texas

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Breeding birds were censured annually from transects in a young pine plantation from age two to six years to assess the impact of stand development on the bird community. Bird abundance and species diversity rose consistently with stand age. Increased complexity of the bird community was associated with increased height and complexity of the developing stand.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Forestry technician, Wildlife Habitat and Silviculture Laboratory, Southern Forest Experiment Station, USDA Forest Service, Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

Publication date: February 1, 1984

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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