The value of forest strips for understorey birds in an Amazonian plantation landscape

Joseph Hawes, Jos Barlow, Toby A. Gardner, Carlos A. Peres

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Remnant forest strips are frequently proposed as valuable conservation tools in fragmented tropical landscapes, yet we currently lack evidence to evaluate their potential conservation value for native biota. We examined the potential value for understorey forest birds of 30-year-old riparian and terra firme (unflooded) primary forest strips within a large silvicultural landscape in the north-east Brazilian Amazon, where the matrix is dominated by Eucalyptus plantations. We conducted mist-netting in eight forest strips connected to continuous forest (four of each forest type), with a total of 24 replicate sampling sites located near to (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2262-2278
Number of pages17
JournalBiological Conservation
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

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