The effects of habitat manipulation and forest succession on ruffed grouse

  • Published source details Sharp W.M. (1963) The effects of habitat manipulation and forest succession on ruffed grouse. Journal of Wildlife Management, 27, 664-671.


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Coppice trees

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Bird Conservation
  1. Coppice trees

    A before-and-after study between 1950 and 1962 in a pine-oak forest in Pennsylvania, USA (Sharp 1963), found that the local population of ruffed grouse Bonasa umbellus declined over time, as coppiced woodlands became more mature and developed thick ground cover and mid-storey canopy. Similarly, the use of coppiced woodland by grouse broods decreased over time.


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