The bird communities of four wetlands on the Tyrrhenian coast NW of Naples in relation to human disturbance

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Danila Mastronardi *
Elio Esse
Rosario Balestrieri
Davide De Rosa
Marcello Giannotti
Stefano Piciocchi
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Human disturbance is one of the factors that reduce biodiversity. This study analyzes its effects on bird communities in four wetlands along the coast northwest of Naples. The community indexes used for the research (S, Shannon, NP/P, Species listed in the Italian Red Data Book) are inversely correlated to the disturbance index ID.

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