Bosque (Valdivia)  vol.37 no.2; Abstract: S0717-92002016000200021
Revistas Electrónicas UACh
Web Sistema de Bibliotecas UACh
Formulario de Contacto Revistas Electrónicas UACh (OFF)
Revistas Electrónicas UACh - Bosque (Valdivia)
vol.37 no.2Fuelwood consumption pattern and its impact on forest structure in Kashmir HimalayasEvaluation of Bitterlich angular count sampling in different spatial patterns and diametric distributions by the means of simulations  author indexsubject indexsearch form
Inicio revistaalphabetic serial listing  

Bosque (Valdivia)
On-line ISSN 0717-9200

  How to cite this article
  Add to favorites article
  Send to E-mail


KETEN, Akif, BESKARDES, Vedat, MAKINECI, Ender et al. Abundance of Apodemus spp. varies by stand age in coppice-originated oak forest, Thrace, Turkey. Bosque (Valdivia), 2016, vol.37, no.2, p.425-429. ISSN 0717-9200.

Recently, oak (Quercus spp.) management strategies in Turkey have transitioned from predominantly coppice-regeneration to seed regeneration. However, impacts of this change on the small mammal community is unknown. To address this issue we evaluated abundance of Apodemus spp. (Rodentia, Muridae) in relation to stand age and forest characteristics in the northern Thrace, Turkey. We sampled 43 plots using box-style live traps. A total of 75 individuals (0.125 ± 0.013 mice/trap nights) was captured. Apodemus flavicollis (n = 69) was the most abundant, although A. agrarius (1) and A. sylvaticus (4) also occurred. Apodemus spp. abundance was superior in older than in younger stands (P = 0.038). The number of specimens was positively related to diameter at breast height (DBH) (y = 0.18 + 0.015x, R2 = 0.21) and forest floor mass (y = 0.005 + 0.00005x, R2 = 0.22). Increasing the amount of forest floor mass and mast production will benefit the population of Apodemus spp. Abandonment of the coppice management on oak forests in Thrace may positively affect the local abundance of Apodemus spp., particularly A. flavicollis.

Keywords: Apodemus flavicollis; diameter at breast height (DBH); forest floor.

        · abstract in spanish     · text in english     · pdf in english

© 2019 • Facultad de Ciencias Forestales, Universidad Austral de Chile
Teléfono/Fax: 56 63 221998 • Casilla 567 • Campus Isla Teja S/N • Valdivia • Chile