Subarctic afforestation: effects of forest plantations on ground-nesting birds in lowland Iceland

Aldís E. Pálsdóttir, Jennifer Gill, Jose Alves, Snaebjörn Palsson, Verónica Méndez, Harry Ewing & Tómas Gunnarsson
Planting forests is a commonly suggested measure to mitigate climate change. The resulting changes in habitat structure can greatly influence the diversity and abundance of pre-existing wildlife. Understanding these consequences is key for avoiding unintended impacts of afforestation on habitats and populations of conservation concern. Afforestation in lowland Iceland has been gaining momentum in recent years and further increases are planned. Iceland supports internationally important breeding populations of several ground-nesting, migratory bird species that mostly...

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