Boola Boola Forest bird study

Author: Narelle Weston (Hatanaka)

Supervisors: Associate Professor Wendy Wright, Richard Loyn

This data collection was undertaken as part of Narelle’s PhD study and assessed differences in avian biodiversity across different forest age-classes, including mature stands (> 100 years), in a managed, mixed-species eucalypt forest located in Gippsland, south-eastern Australia.

Avian surveys and detailed habitat measurements were initially carried out in 50 two-hectare stands ranging in age from <5 years to mature stands > 100 years.  Extensive wildfire which occurred during the study reduced the number of sites to 28 (seven in each of four age classes) upon which analyses and inferences were made.  

Mature vegetation (> 100 years) had the greatest richness, abundance and biomass of birds. Key ecological resources, such as tree-hollows for nesting, generally occurred mostly in stands > 60 years. There were quantum increases in all measures of avian biodiversity in mature stands (> 100 years).

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Licensed CC BY NC 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Contact:

Associate Professor Wendy Wright
Ph: +61 3 51226854
wendy.wright@federation.edu.au

Hatanaka, N., Wright, W., Loyn, R., & Mac Nally, R. (2010). ‘Ecologically complex carbon’– linking biodiversity values, carbon storage and habitat structure in some austral temperate forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 20(2), 260-271. doi:10.1111/j.1466-8238.2010.00591.x

Hatanaka, N., Wright, W., Loyn, R., & Mac Nally, R. (2010). ‘Ecologically complex carbon’– linking biodiversity values, carbon storage and habitat structure in some austral temperate forests: Supporting information. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 20(2), 260-271. doi:10.1111/j.1466-8238.2010.00591.x

Weston, N., Wright, W., Mac Nally, R., Loyn, R. (2007, July). Measuring the effects of harvesting history, vegetation type and fire on the distribution of forest owls in a harvested forest in Victoria. Paper presented at The Biodiversity Extinction Crisis: An Australasian and Pacific Response, Society for Conservation Biology (Australasian Section), Sydney, Australia.

Weston, N., Wright, W., Loyn, R., & Mac Nally, R. (2007, November). Combined impacts of wildfire and timber harvesting on bird communities in a managed forest – does time since harvesting affect bird community responses following fire? Paper presented at the 2007 Ecological Society of Australia Conference, Perth, Australia.

Weston, N., Wright, W., Loyn, R., & Mac Nally, R. (2007, December). How does time since timber harvest affect bird communities in a managed native forest? Paper presented at the Fourth Biennial Australasian Ornithological Conference, Perth, Australia. Program, timetable & abstracts retrieved from http://birdlife.org.au/documents/AOC-abs2007.pdf

Spatial Coverage:

Boola Boola state forest, Victoria; 146˚30'24"E, 38˚5'39"S

Temporal Coverage:

2006 -2007

Description of files:

Excel spreadsheet; ESRI files; bird species presence data by habitat type

Field descriptions

Keywords:

avifauna; timber harvesting; birds, forests, Gippsland, Forest management

Fields of Research

070504 Forestry management and environment;

050211 Wildlife and habitat management

Grant information

ANZ Trustees Foundation - Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment, Postgraduate student research support grant, Round 1, 2006. Title: Effects of timber harvesting and wildfire on bird populations in a managed native forest,   RM4 Project Number 2006000493, RMO2006/0764

Further information about this dataset is available on Research Data Australia.

This project is supported by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS). ANDS is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Program.

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