publication . Other literature type . Article . 2013

Responses of small mammals to clear-cutting in temperate and boreal forests of Europe: a meta-analysis and review

Rafał Zwolak; Michał Bogdziewicz;
Open Access
  • Published: 17 Aug 2013
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
We analyzed the responses of small mammals to clear-cutting in temperate and boreal forests in Europe. We conducted a meta-analysis of published research on most often studied small mammal species (the striped field mouse, the yellow-necked mouse, the wood mouse, the field vole, the common vole, the bank vole, the Eurasian harvest mouse, the common shrew and the Eurasian pygmy shrew), comparing their abundance on clear-cuts and in unharvested stands. For four other species (the gray-sided vole, the Siberian flying squirrel, the Eurasian red squirrel and the hazel dormouse), we provide a qualitative review of their responses to forest harvest. Results of the meta...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: fungianimal diseases
free text keywords: Plant Science, Forestry, European forests, Forest management, Logging, Rodents, Shrews, Ecology, Biology, Field vole, biology.organism_classification, Temperate forest, Eurasian red squirrel, Common shrew, Wood mouse, Bank vole, Common species, Vole
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