Year 2016, Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 73 - 75 2016-12-05

Effects of road construction works on some bird communities in Van (Turkey)

Hümeyra NERGİZ [1] , Atilla DURMUŞ [2]

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Abstract

Human activities represent an important threat to biodiversity. Birds are especially valuable in evaluating environmental monitoring. In this study, we investigated effects of road reconstruction and restoration activities on birds such as Sand martin (Riparia riparia), European bee-eater (Merops apiaster) and European roller (Coracias garrulus) nesting at roadside in Van, Turkey. To test and control for possible effects, we conducted point-count surveys along the 85 kilometers long highway in Van between years 2013-2015. Our results demonstrated that total population number of these species and nests decreased during and after the road broadening and construction efforts between years 2013-2015 (p<0.05). These three species failed to find alternative nest area affected by habitat destruction caused by road construction works.  

Biodiversity loss, ecological effect, roads, population size
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Subjects Science
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Author: Hümeyra NERGİZ

Author: Atilla DURMUŞ

Dates

Publication Date: December 5, 2016

Bibtex @ { beuscitech297297, journal = {Bitlis Eren University Journal of Science and Technology}, issn = {}, eissn = {2146-7706}, address = {Bitlis Eren University}, year = {2016}, volume = {6}, pages = {73 - 75}, doi = {10.17678/beuscitech.297297}, title = {Effects of road construction works on some bird communities in Van (Turkey)}, key = {cite}, author = {NERGİZ, Hümeyra and DURMUŞ, Atilla} }
APA NERGİZ, H , DURMUŞ, A . (2016). Effects of road construction works on some bird communities in Van (Turkey). Bitlis Eren University Journal of Science and Technology, 6 (2), 73-75. DOI: 10.17678/beuscitech.297297
MLA NERGİZ, H , DURMUŞ, A . "Effects of road construction works on some bird communities in Van (Turkey)". Bitlis Eren University Journal of Science and Technology 6 (2016): 73-75 <http://dergipark.org.tr/beuscitech/issue/27999/297297>
Chicago NERGİZ, H , DURMUŞ, A . "Effects of road construction works on some bird communities in Van (Turkey)". Bitlis Eren University Journal of Science and Technology 6 (2016): 73-75
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ISNAD NERGİZ, Hümeyra , DURMUŞ, Atilla . "Effects of road construction works on some bird communities in Van (Turkey)". Bitlis Eren University Journal of Science and Technology 6 / 2 (December 2016): 73-75. https://doi.org/10.17678/beuscitech.297297
AMA NERGİZ H , DURMUŞ A . Effects of road construction works on some bird communities in Van (Turkey). Bitlis Eren University Journal of Science and Technology. 2016; 6(2): 73-75.
Vancouver NERGİZ H , DURMUŞ A . Effects of road construction works on some bird communities in Van (Turkey). Bitlis Eren University Journal of Science and Technology. 2016; 6(2): 75-73.