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Impacts of forest herbicides on wildlife: Toxicity and habitat alteration

Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

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Abstract

This paper begins with a review of both laboratory and field studies on tbe possible direct toxic effects of herbicides on terrestrial vertebrates, primarily birds and mammals. Alteration of the palatability of forage and changes in reproductive success are also discussed. Emphasis is placed on the use of herbicides in forestry; studies dealing with agricultural systems are referenced where appropriate. The indirect effects of herbicides on wildlife-habitat are then conceptualized and quantified using data from a 3-year study on effects of phenoxy and glyphosate herbicides on bird and small mammal communities in western Oregon. Data on density and habitat use are presented and compared with data available from other geographic regions.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Impacts of forest herbicides on wildlife: Toxicity and habitat alteration
Series title:
Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference
Volume
48
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
175-185
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference
First page:
175
Last page:
185
Number of Pages:
11