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Authors Guette, A; Joyeux, E; Corre, F; Haie, S; Godet, L
Author Full Name Guette, Adrien; Joyeux, Emmanuel; Corre, Frederic; Haie, Sylvain; Godet, Laurent
Title Old and unmowed saltmarsh patches provide attractive habitats for breeding passerines
Source WETLANDS ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords Saltmarsh; Mowing; Haying; Passerines; Nesting birds; Disturbance; Elymus; Atriplex
Keywords Plus SKYLARKS ALAUDA-ARVENSIS; BUNTINGS EMBERIZA-SCHOENICLUS; GRASS ELYMUS-ATHERICUS; TERRITORY DISTRIBUTION; VEGETATION STRUCTURE; LANDSCAPE STRUCTURE; ARABLE FARMLAND; WESTERN FRANCE; FOOD RESOURCES; CONSERVATION
Abstract Although the conservation stakes of saltmarshes are widely documented, these areas are still subjected to strong anthropic pressures, including land reclamation, leading to their conversion into arable lands, and agricultural exploitation (mainly cattle grazing and mowing), which modifies their floral and faunal composition. Through the example of one of the largest French saltmarshes, we first assessed how the age of the saltmarsh patches and the mowing intensity determined the spatial distribution of the different saltmarsh habitats. We then tested how the five commonest breeding passerines were distributed in accordance with the mowing activity and the distribution of these habitats. We found that the oldest and the unmowed patches promote the development of habitats dominated by Elymus pungens and Atriplex portulacoides, and also host the highest abundance of four of the five bird species studied. In the current context of an intense artificialization of the littoral area, this study highlights the importance of maintaining the oldest and the least human-impacted patches of natural habitats to conserve their associated biodiversity.
Author Address [Guette, Adrien] Univ Nantes, UMR LETG Nantes Geolittomer 6554, BP 81227, F-44312 Nantes 03, France; [Joyeux, Emmanuel] ONCFS, Reserve Nat Natl Baie Aiguillon, F-85450 Ferme Pree Mizottiere, Sainte Radegond, France; [Corre, Frederic; Haie, Sylvain] Reserve Nat Natl Baie Aiguillon, LPO, F-85450 Ferme Pree Mizottiere, Sainte Radegond, France; [Godet, Laurent] Univ Nantes, CNRS, UMR LETG Nantes Geolittomer 6554, BP 81227, F-44312 Nantes 03, France
Reprint Address Guette, A (reprint author), Univ Nantes, UMR LETG Nantes Geolittomer 6554, BP 81227, F-44312 Nantes 03, France.
E-mail Address adrien.guette@univ-nantes.fr
ORCID Number Guette, Adrien/0000-0002-4368-1833
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Cited Reference Count 67
Times Cited 1
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 1
Publisher SPRINGER
Publisher City DORDRECHT
Publisher Address VAN GODEWIJCKSTRAAT 30, 3311 GZ DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS
ISSN 0923-4861
29-Character Source Abbreviation WETL ECOL MANAG
ISO Source Abbreviation Wetl. Ecol. Manag.
Publication Date AUG
Year Published 2016
Volume 24
Issue 4
Beginning Page 477
Ending Page 493
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1007/s11273-015-9473-8
Subject Category 17
Document Delivery Number Environmental Sciences; Water Resources
Unique Article Identifier Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Water Resources
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