Influence of characteristics of irrigation channels on the breeding bird community of a wetland zone in southeast of Spain

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Title: Influence of characteristics of irrigation channels on the breeding bird community of a wetland zone in southeast of Spain
Authors: López Pomares, Alejandro | López Iborra, Germán M. | Martín Cantarino, Carlos
Research Group/s: Ecología Espacial y del Paisaje (EEP) | Zoología de Vertebrados
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ecología | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ciencias del Mar y Biología Aplicada
Keywords: Irrigation channels | El Hondo Nature Park | Breeding bird community
Knowledge Area: Ecología
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Citation: LÓPEZ-POMARES, A.; LÓPEZ-IBORRA, G.M.; MARTÍN CANTARINO, C. “Influence of characteristics of irrigation channels on the breeding bird community of a wetland zone in southeast of Spain”. En: Sustainable management of Mediterranean coastal fresh and transitional water bodies: a socio-economic and environmental analysis of changes and trends to enhance and sustain stakeholder benefits / Felicita Scapini [et al.] (Eds.). Firenze : Firenze University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-88-6453-009-3, pp. 30-46
Abstract: The “El Hondo Nature Park” is mainly composed of a series of irrigation channels and water reservoirs, subjected to various regimes of management as well as reed and vegetation control, thus creating a great variety of habitats and situations. To determine the influence of these habitats and management regimes on the local bird community, a set of characteristics of these channels and their surrounding area were analysed with a Correspondence Analysis (CA). The degree of reed development in channels and the presence in the surroundings of orchards and other reed formations were the most decisive factors to explain the probability of occurrence of reed birds and waterbirds, as well as bird species richness and abundance. Other bird species were not directly influenced by channel variables, but only by those of surrounding land uses.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/28043
ISBN: 978-88-6453-009-3
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart
Rights: Licencia Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial-SinObraDerivada 3.0
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://www.fupress.com/scheda.asp?idv=1857
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