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Management effect on bird and arthropod interaction in suburban woodlands

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Title: Management effect on bird and arthropod interaction in suburban woodlands
Authors: Heyman, Erik
Gunnarsson, Bengt
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2011
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Organization: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg
Citation: BMC Ecology. 2011 Mar 01;11(1):8
Abstract: Abstract Background Experiments from a range of ecosystems have shown that insectivorous birds are important in controlling the populations of their invertebrate prey. Here, we report on a large field experiment testing the hypothesis that management for enhancing recreational values in suburban woodlands affects the intensity of bird predation on canopy-living arthropods. Bird exclosures were used in two types of management (understory clearance and dense understory) at two foraging heights in ... more
Description: © 2011 Heyman and Gunnarsson; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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