Emiliano Ukmar's research while affiliated with Università Degli Studi Roma Tre and other places

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Breeding bird communities were studied by line-transect in burnt pinewood and unburnt pinewoods, during three years subsequently to a fire event, in a coastal woodland of Mediterranean central Italy. We analyzed data following a diversity/dominance approach that ranks the species in order of their abundance, to obtain rank/abundance diagrams ('Whit...
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Breeding bird communities in burnt and unburnt residual pinewoods were studied over 3 years by line-transect method, following a catastrophic fire event in Castelfusano (Rome, Central Italy; July 2000). We applied bootstrap procedures to evaluate whether the observed data were true or just produced by chance, and then examined the emerging patterns...
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Breeding bird communities in burnt and unburnt residual pinewoods were studied over 3 years by line-transect method, following a catastrophic fire event in Castelfusano (Rome, Central Italy; July 2000). We applied bootstrap procedures to evaluate whether the observed data were true or just produced by chance, and then examined the emerging patterns...

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... Wildfire plays an important role in structuring plant and animal communities in fire-prone regions (Whelan et al. 2002). Many species tend to show a strong response to fire and a large number of studies can be found that show either positive (Ashton et al. 2008; Conway et al. 2010; Rogers et al. 2013; Venne and Frederick 2013), negative (Baker et al. 2010; Horn et al. 2012) or mixed effects (Briani et al. 2004; Ukmar et al. 2007; Valentine et al. 2012; Albanesi et al. 2014) of fire on the occurrence, abundance and richness of a suite of vertebrate taxa. The diversity of responses is a product of the life history, dispersal capacity and autecology of the species involved, as well as the effects of fire on habitat through changes in food and shelter availability (Whelan et al. 2002 ). ...
... Or, they do select, but to obtain the same prey composition, they have to apply a different hunting effort/strate-gy. Rank-abundance curves by season and by habitat type were statistically compared using one-way AN-COVA (Battisti et al. 2008(Battisti et al. , 2009). The differences in the median number of lizards among the various tree species was evaluated by Kruskal-Wallis ANOVA. ...
... In the subantarctic region, Sasal et al. (2015) reported lower abundance and richness of different beetle assemblages between burned and unburned forests due to changes in resource availability. Similar patterns were observed in Mediterranean bird communities, as bird richness is not affected by fire, but the fire has negative effects when species replacement is assessed in heterogeneous mosaics (Herrando and Brotons 2002;Ukmar et al. 2007). ...