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Partner: University of Exeter

Funder: Natural England

Summary: Changes in both woodland management practices and climate are implicated in observed population changes of many European woodland birds. The importance of woodland management and how this affects bird demographics is poorly understood. Using data from one long running nest box scheme (Yarner Wood) we investigate effects of woodland thinning and local weather on nest site occupation and breeding parameters for four hole-nesting birds; Blue Tit, Great Tit, Common Redstart and Pied Flycatcher.

Output: Burgess, M. D. (2014) Restoring abandoned coppice for birds: Few effects of conservation management on occupancy, fecundity and productivity of hole nesting birds. Forest Ecology and Management 330: 205-217