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Hidden impacts of logging

A meta-analysis of changes in the abundance of tropical-forest birds reveals that the effect of selective timber harvesting varies with logging practices and species traits. The results offer a framework for managing impacts on biodiversity.

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Tobias, J. Hidden impacts of logging. Nature 523, 163–164 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/523163a

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