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Web URL(s):http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204606002386
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Author(s):Sorace, Alberto; Visentin, Marta
Author Affiliation:Sorace: Dipartimento Ambiente e Connessa Prevenzione Primaria, National Institute of Health; Visentin: Stazione Romana Osservazione Protezione Uccelli, Lynx Natura e Ambiente, Roma, Italy
Title:Avian diversity on golf courses and surrounding landscapes in Italy
Source:Landscape and Urban Planning. Vol. 81, No. 1-2, May 29 2007, p. 81-90.
# of Pages:10
Publishing Information:Amsterdam: Elsevier
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Aves; Biodiversity; Evaluations; Golf courses in the environment; Golf industry trends; Wildlife conservation
Abstract/Contents:"Golf courses are increasingly occupying land worldwide. This study investigates whether golf courses can contribute to wildlife conservation and to the enrichment of the local biodiversity. In 23 Italian golf courses, the presence of species of conservation concern was related to land use. In addition, censuses of birds and predators were conducted in three golf courses and the immediate surrounding urbanagricultural areas. Similarity between the 23 golf courses and Italian urbanagricultural territory was complete for the groups of generalist species and minimum for the species of conservation concern belonging to the groups of specialists. In the 23 golf courses, the proportion of forested area was positively related to the richness of species and to the number of species sensitive to forest fragmentation. In two of the three golf courses where censuses were conducted, the proportion of forested area, the number of species of conservation concern and those sensitive to forest fragmentation, were higher than in the surrounding areas. All groups of nest predators were more abundant in the two above golf courses than in the surrounding areas. Golf courses play a minor role in the conservation of specialist species. However, a good amount of forested area in golf courses that are located in urban and agricultural areas can positively affect wildlife. Predation pressure upon nests might be higher in some golf courses than in the relative surrounding areas. This source of concern requires future investigation."
Geographic Terms:Italy
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Sorace, A., and M. Visentin. 2007. Avian diversity on golf courses and surrounding landscapes in Italy. Landscape Urban Plan. 81(1-2):p. 81-90.
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DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2006.10.014
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