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Title: The effects of extreme forest fragmentation on the bird community of Singapore Island
Authors: Castelletta, M.
Thiollay, J.-M.
Sodhi, N.S. 
Keywords: Avifauna
Habitat degradation
Southeast Asia
Tropical forest
Issue Date: Jan-2005
Citation: Castelletta, M., Thiollay, J.-M., Sodhi, N.S. (2005-01). The effects of extreme forest fragmentation on the bird community of Singapore Island. Biological Conservation 121 (1) : 135-155. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Singapore Island suffered one of the highest known deforestation rates in the tropics from the mid-to-late 19th century when over 95% of its native lowland forest was cleared. We compared the current bird community structure and composition among three habitat types, i.e., old (>50 years, 7-935 ha) and young (≤50 years, 29-49 ha) naturally regenerating secondary forests and abandoned wooded plantations (27-102 ha) dominated by exotic species. Forest patch area had the strongest influence on the current species richness. The overall bird richness was not greater in most mature forest patches, but 20 species were only found in the old secondary forests and five of these were found in
Source Title: Biological Conservation
ISSN: 00063207
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2004.03.033
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