Impact of Timber Harvest on Breeding Birds in a Mixed-mesophytic Forest

Kentucky’s forests are highly biodiverse, and timber harvest can negatively impact forest communities by causing direct or indirect mortality of organisms via habitat loss, degradation, and fragmentation. Many forest-dwelling birds have been shown to be negatively impacted by timber harvest. In this study, in collaboration with Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is to assess changes in mixed-mesophytic forest bird communities after timber harvest.

John J. Cox, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology
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