Predation risk of artificial ground nests in forest stands, edges, clear-cuts and forested corridors as an ecological indicator

Esa Huhta, Minna Eramo, Jukka Jokimäki

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We conducted a 3-year nest predation experiment with artificial ground nests in a boreal forest landscape to investigate the impact of landscape structure (clear-cuts, forest edges, interiors and corridors) on nest predation. The artificial nests in forest corridors had clearly lower predation (12.6%) than nests in clear-cuts (42.5%), forest edges (40.8%), and forest interiors (36.1%) in every year studied. The width of a corridor and the effects of forest-open land edge did not affect nest loss. During the three successive years, the nest predation rate was rather equal between forest and clear-cuts and in one year was highest in clear-cuts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOld-Growth Forests and Coniferous Forests
Subtitle of host publicationEcology, Habitat and Conservation
EditorsRonald P. Weber
PublisherNova Science Publishers
ISBN (Print)978-1-63482-369-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Field of science

  • Ecology, evolutionary biology

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