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Management of urban woodlands - effects on bird communities and recreational values


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Title: Management of urban woodlands - effects on bird communities and recreational values
Authors: Heyman, Erik
E-mail: erik.heyman@dpes.gu.se
Issue Date: 7-May-2011
University: Göteborgs universitet. Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten
Institution: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences ; Institutionen för växt- och miljövetenskaper
Parts of work: I. Heyman, E. 2010. Clearance of understory in urban woodlands: Assessing impact on bird abundance and diversity. Forest Ecology and Management 260, 125-131.
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II. Gunnarsson, B., Heyman, E., Vowles, T. 2009. Bird predation effects on bush canopy arthropods in suburban forests. Forest Ecology and Management 257, 619-627.
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III. Heyman, E., Gunnarsson, B. 2011. Management effect on bird and arthropod interaction in suburban woodlands. BMC Ecology 11, 8.
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IV. Heyman, E., Gunnarsson, B., Stenseke, M., Henningsson, S., Tim, G. 2011. Openness as a key-variable for analysis of management trade-offs in urban woodlands. Submitted manuscript.

V. Heyman, E. 2011. Analysing recreational values and management effects in an urban forest with the visitor-employed photography method. Submitted manuscript.
Date of Defence: 2011-05-27
Disputation: Fredagen den 27 maj 2011 kl. 10.00 i Hörsalen, Institutionen för växt- och miljövetenskaper, Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Forest management
Urban woodlands
Birds
Recreation
Clearance
Understory
Abstract: The ongoing urbanisation increases the pressure on urban nature. Urban woodlands are receiving growing attention as they provide valuable ecosystem services to urban citizens, mainly by providing areas for recreation but also through improving air quality and reducing noise. There is an increasing demand for knowledge of how urban woodlands should be managed to combine several functions, such as recreational values and biodiversity conservation. There are, however, few field experiments th... more
ISBN: 978-91-85529-45-2
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/25327
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för växt- och miljövetenskaper
Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet

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