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dc.contributor.authorMalo Arrazola, Juan Esteban 
dc.contributor.authorMata Estacio, Cristina 
dc.contributor.otherUAM. Departamento de Ecologíaes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-11T07:11:56Z
dc.date.available2022-10-11T07:11:56Z
dc.date.issued2021-09-15
dc.identifier.citationBirds 2.3 (2021): 314-328es_ES
dc.identifier.issn2673-6004es_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10486/704489
dc.description.abstractEcological connectivity among protected Natura 2000 sites is a priority for conservation in Europe due to the increasing pressure on biodiversity from human activities and climate change. Drove roads, the traditional paths used to move livestock through the territory, have been proposed as potential ecological corridors due to their large extent, continuous nature and centennial protection from ploughing and urbanization, which allows the persistence of some tree cover and natural habitats in them. Bird communities were sampled during the reproductive season along 19 drove road transects in agrarian landscapes between Natura 2000 sites, all of them around the conurbation of Madrid (Madrid Region, Spain). Bird community nestedness was assessed by NODF computation followed by significance estimation by aleatorization, and factors explaining species richness and bird abundance were analyzed through General Linear Models fitted with environmental variables measured on official vegetation maps and orthophotos. Bird communities in drove roads were significantly nested, showing high predictability in the order of species loss from better preserved sites to those under stronger environmental pressures. Accordingly, Poisson regression showed bird richness to decrease strongly with distance from the closest Natura 2000 site and to increase with forest cover at the landscape and at the drove road scales. Bird abundance increased strongly with distance from urban areas and motorways, and it was slightly higher in areas with more forest cover and in transects with less bare ground. These results, and the higher relevance detected for landscape scale variables (500 m around transects) than for those at the drove road (50 m) scale, show that (i) they can only play a secondary role as habitat for nesting birds but (ii) they may add to the Green Infrastructure strategy as facilitators or stepping stones for bird communities if the surrounding landscape is favorable for themes_ES
dc.format.extent15 pag.es_ES
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfes_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.publisherMDPIes_ES
dc.relation.ispartofBirdses_ES
dc.rights© 2021 by the authorses_ES
dc.subject.otherAgrarian Landscapeses_ES
dc.subject.otherConnectivityes_ES
dc.subject.otherFragmentationes_ES
dc.subject.otherGreen Infrastructurees_ES
dc.subject.otherHabitates_ES
dc.subject.otherHuman Impaces_ES
dc.subject.otherMetacommunitieses_ES
dc.subject.otherNestednesses_ES
dc.subject.otherUrban Ecologyes_ES
dc.titleThe potential role of drove roads as connecting corridors for birds between Natura 2000 siteses_ES
dc.typearticlees_ES
dc.subject.ecienciaBiología y Biomedicina / Biologíaes_ES
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://doi.org/10.3390/birds2030023es_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/birds2030023es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage314es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationissue3es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage328es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationvolume2es_ES
dc.relation.projectIDComunidad de Madrid. P2018/EMT-4338/Remedinal TE-CMes_ES
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersiones_ES
dc.contributor.groupEcología y Conservación de Ecosistemas Terrestres (EXP C-049)es_ES
dc.rights.ccReconocimientoes_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccesses_ES
dc.facultadUAMFacultad de Cienciases_ES
dc.institutoUAMCentro de Investigación en Biodiversidad y Cambio Global (CIBC-UAM)es_ES


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