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See detailLes forêts anciennes en Wallonie. 1ère partie : Concepts généraux
Jacquemin, Floriane ULg; Kervyn, Thierry; Branquart, Etienne et al

in Forêt Wallonne (2014), (131), 34-49

Au cours des siècles, la forêt wallonne a subi de profondes mutations qui marquent encore la structure et le fonctionnement des écosystèmes forestiers actuels. Néanmoins, certaines forêts ont été ... [more ▼]

Au cours des siècles, la forêt wallonne a subi de profondes mutations qui marquent encore la structure et le fonctionnement des écosystèmes forestiers actuels. Néanmoins, certaines forêts ont été relativement épargnées. Ces forêts, qualifiées de « forêts anciennes » en raison de la continuité temporelle de leur état forestier, s’avèrent d’un grand intérêt en matière de biodiversité, de naturalité de fonctionnement et de capacité d’adaptation aux changements globaux. Leur reconnaissance et leur identification sont utiles pour assurer une gestion responsable des territoires. [less ▲]

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See detailFINE-SCALE HABITAT SELECTION BY TWO SPECIALIST WOODPECKERS OCCURRING IN BEECH AND OAK-DOMINATED FORESTS IN SOUTHERN BELGIUM
Delahaye, Laurence; Monticelli, David; Lehaire, François ULg et al

in Ardeola (2010), 57(2), 339-362

We studied the identification of key habitat parameters for two specialist woodpecker species (middle spotted woodpecker Dendrocopos medius and lesser spotted woodpecker D. minor) associated with mature ... [more ▼]

We studied the identification of key habitat parameters for two specialist woodpecker species (middle spotted woodpecker Dendrocopos medius and lesser spotted woodpecker D. minor) associated with mature broadleaved forests ecosystems in Europe, and the modelling of their specific requirements with a view to assist forest managers. The study was conducted in four beech and oak-dominated forests (Haut-Fays, Halma, Gembes and Croix-Scaille) located in the Ardennes Region of Southern Belgium. The study sites covered a total area of ca. 20 km². A census of woodpecker occurrence (presenceabsence) was implemented from 2000 to 2003 within 255 1-ha plots. Habitat variables describing stand age, tree density, snag density, stand composition and vertical vegetation structure were also sampled at the same plots to develop both logistic and autologistic regression models describing habitat use.Middle spotted woodpecker (MSW) uses the oak-rich locations (mean basal area of 15.6 m²/ha), with selection of areas with the largest, oldest oak trees (mean circumference > 150 cm), and with a high diversity of tree species in the overstory. Similarly, the lesser spotted woodpecker (LSW) was detected in areas presenting the highest percentage cover of oak trees but with a selection of younger stands, with a high density of snags and dead wood (mean of 9 m³/ha). The integration of an autocorrelation term improved model performance for the LSW but not for MSW. Our results highlight the importance of a high disponibility of oak trees for these two sympatric species. The climax forest in northwest Europe is beech so that public and private owners must develop appropriate forest management plans to prevent the conversion of oak to beech forests. In particular, forest managers can promote an active oakregeneration management to obtain a balanced representation of age classes. They must also aim to maintain/increase the volume of dead wood resources by reserving all trees produced by storms or any other cause of natural mortality. [less ▲]

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See detailAvifaune forestière - Etude d'habitat du Pic mar
Lehaire, François ULg; Paquet, Jean-Yves; Delahaye, Laurence et al

Poster (2010, May 12)

En tant que bio-indicateurs, les espèces spécialistes des grands massifs forestiers feuillus ont un intérêt pour l'étude et le suivi de la diversité de ces milieux.

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See detailEtude des habitats utilisés par le Pic mar en Région wallonne à partir des données de l'inventaire forestier
Lehaire, François ULg; Paquet, Jean-Yves; Monticelli, David et al

in Forêt Wallonne (2010), (104), 50-61

Le Pic mar est une espèce-clé de nos forêts feuillues. Il apparaît généralement comme étant un indicateur des forêts de grande valeur biologique. Autrefois cantonné dans les grands massifs feuillus ... [more ▼]

Le Pic mar est une espèce-clé de nos forêts feuillues. Il apparaît généralement comme étant un indicateur des forêts de grande valeur biologique. Autrefois cantonné dans les grands massifs feuillus d’Ardenne et de Gaume, il a remarquablement étendu son aire à toute la Wallonie lors des deux dernières décennies. L’étude de cette aire d’extension récente devrait nous permettre de mieux apprécier ses exigences écologiques dans un habitat encore peu ou mal connu et pourrait ouvrir des portes vers des recommandations de gestion forestière plus précises quant aux pics et leur biodiversité associée. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude des habitats utilisés par le Pic mar (Dendrocopos medius) en Région wallonne à partir de l'inventaire permanent des ressources forestières
Lehaire, François ULg; Monticelli, David; Paquet, Jean-Yves et al

in Aves (2009), 46(4), 149-163

Middle Spotted Woodpecker is one of the key species for which understanding the relationship with its habitat can have important implications for improving biodiversity-friendly management of hardwood ... [more ▼]

Middle Spotted Woodpecker is one of the key species for which understanding the relationship with its habitat can have important implications for improving biodiversity-friendly management of hardwood forests. This species is considered as an indicator of a forest ecosystem comprising a high proportion of mature trees and a botanical composition chiefly associated with oaks. For the last two decades, the Middle Spotted Woodpecker distribution range is expanding remarkably in the Walloon Region while, in contrast, other populations are either decreasing in the south-east of Europe or remain stable elsewhere in Europe. The study of this expansion range within the Walloon Region and of the forest habitats used therein is necessary to better assess the ecological requirements of the species. Based on more than 3,000 location data collected in the framework of the Atlas of breeding birds between 2001 and 2007, our study aimed at comparing forest habitats occupied by Middle Spotted Wood peckers between three geographically distinct areas, defined on the basis of the temporal evolution of the species’ distribution in the Walloon Region: the old distribution range, described from 1973-1977 and corresponding to the Ardennes and the Lorraine regions (southern Belgium), the transition range, defined in 1991-1992 and corresponding to the Fagne-Famenne region, and the expansion range, described in 2001-2007 and corresponding to the area colonized further north in the Loess region and Condroz. Overall, 418 woodpecker locations were crossed with 41 forest habitat variables available as part of the Regional Forest Inventory of the Walloon Region (IPRFW). Preliminary results suggest that, in agreement with previously known environmental requirements, forest stands presenting high densities in oak trees have been colonized by the Middle Spotted Woodpecker during its recent range expansion. However, the species is also expanding towards areas with a lower proportion of beech trees compared to the old distribution range, with a marked preference for forest stands presenting a high tree diversity. We conclude that the Middle Spotted Woodpecker may exhibit a certain flexibility regarding its habitats requirements in Walloon forests, which led us to suggest several recommendations aimed at promoting the conservation of the species and of the forest biodiversity in general. [less ▲]

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See detailQuelles sont les espèces d’oiseaux indicatrices de la qualité des forêts feuillues ardennaises ?
Delahaye, Laurence; Rondeux, Jacques ULg

Poster (2009, June 29)

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