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dc.contributor.authorRitchie, Louise Een
dc.contributor.authorBetts, Matthew Gen
dc.contributor.authorForbes, Grahamen
dc.contributor.authorVernes, Karl Aen
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-02T14:04:00Z
dc.date.issued2009en
dc.identifier.citationForest Ecology and Management, 257(9), p. 1920-1929en
dc.identifier.issn0378-1127en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/4407en
dc.description.abstractHabitat loss and sometimes habitat fragmentation per se affect species survival, reproduction, dispersal, abundance and distribution. However, understanding the independent effects of fragmentation (i.e., landscape configuration) has been limited because it is frequently confounded with landscape composition (i.e., habitat amount). We assess the independent effects of landscape composition and configuration on the occurrence of northern flying squirrels ('Glaucomys sabrinus') in New Brunswick, Canada after controlling for local site conditions. We measured landscape structure using an "organism-based" approach; landscape structure was characterized quantitatively using a spatially explicit local scale distribution model for northern flying squirrels. Flying squirrels occurred more frequently in old forest, at sites with mixed coniferous–deciduous microhabitat composition and greater amounts of habitat cover at the neighbourhood (within homerange) scale. Squirrels were less likely to occur at sites surrounded by greater proportions of non-habitat matrix (non-treed or early seral open areas). The occurrence of flying squirrels was not strongly correlated with patch size or edge contrast. We detected no interaction between the effects of patch size and habitat composition. Landscape composition was clearly a more important predictor of flying squirrel distribution than configuration. We conclude that management practices that maximize the amount of old forest cover,maintain diverse tree species composition and minimize the creation of open areas should enhance the conservation value of landscapes for northern flying squirrels. Manipulating landscape pattern though forest management likely has limited use in mitigating the negative influence of habitat loss on this species.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.ispartofForest Ecology and Managementen
dc.titleEffects of landscape composition and configuration on northern flying squirrels in a forest mosaicen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.foreco.2009.01.028en
dc.subject.keywordsConservation and Biodiversityen
dc.subject.keywordsWildlife and Habitat Managementen
dc.subject.keywordsTerrestrial Ecologyen
local.contributor.firstnameLouise Een
local.contributor.firstnameMatthew Gen
local.contributor.firstnameGrahamen
local.contributor.firstnameKarl Aen
local.subject.for2008050211 Wildlife and Habitat Managementen
local.subject.for2008050202 Conservation and Biodiversityen
local.subject.for2008060208 Terrestrial Ecologyen
local.subject.seo2008960504 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environmentsen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Environmental and Rural Scienceen
local.profile.emailLouise.Ritchie@ontario.caen
local.profile.emailMatthew.Betts@oregonstate.eduen
local.profile.emailforbes@unb.caen
local.profile.emailkvernes@une.edu.auen
local.output.categoryC1en
local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20090904-16579en
local.publisher.placeAmsterdam, The Netherlandsen
local.format.startpage1920en
local.format.endpage1929en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume257en
local.identifier.issue9en
local.contributor.lastnameRitchieen
local.contributor.lastnameBettsen
local.contributor.lastnameForbesen
local.contributor.lastnameVernesen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:kvernesen
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:4511en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleEffects of landscape composition and configuration on northern flying squirrels in a forest mosaicen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
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local.search.authorRitchie, Louise Een
local.search.authorBetts, Matthew Gen
local.search.authorForbes, Grahamen
local.search.authorVernes, Karl Aen
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