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Type: Journal article
Title: Avian responses to selective logging shaped by species traits and logging practices
Author: Burivalova, Z.
Lee, T.
Giam, X.
Sekercioglu, Ç.
Wilcove, D.
Koh, L.
Citation: Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2015; 282(1808):20150164-1-20150164-8
Publisher: The Royal Society
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 0962-8452
1471-2954
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Zuzana Burivalova, Tien Ming Lee, Xingli Giam, Çağan Hakkı Şekercioğlu, David S. Wilcove, Lian Pin Koh
Abstract: Selective logging is one of the most common forms of forest use in the tropics. Although the effects of selective logging on biodiversity have been widely studied, there is little agreement on the relationship between life-history traits and tolerance to logging. In this study, we assessed how species traits and logging practices combine to determine species responses to selective logging, based on over 4000 observations of the responses of nearly 1000 bird species to selective logging across the tropics. Our analysis shows that species traits, such as feeding group and body mass, and logging practices, such as time since logging and logging intensity, interact to influence a species' response to logging. Frugivores and insectivores were most adversely affected by logging and declined further with increasing logging intensity. Nectarivores and granivores responded positively to selective logging for the first two decades, after which their abundances decrease below pre-logging levels. Larger species of omnivores and granivores responded more positively to selective logging than smaller species from either feeding group, whereas this effect of body size was reversed for carnivores, herbivores, frugivores and insectivores. Most importantly, species most negatively impacted by selective logging had not recovered approximately 40 years after logging cessation. We conclude that selective timber harvest has the potential to cause large and long-lasting changes in avian biodiversity. However, our results suggest that the impacts can be mitigated to a certain extent through specific forest management strategies such as lengthening the rotation cycle and implementing reduced impact logging.
Keywords: bird conservation; forest management; forest degradation; phylogeny; reduced impact logging; tropical timber harvest
Description: Published 20 May 2015
Rights: © 2015 The Author(s) Published by the Royal Society. All rights reserved.
RMID: 0030030218
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0164
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