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2020-12-04Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.1002/eap.2269
Satellite‐based habitat monitoring reveals long‐term dynamics of deer habitat in response to forest disturbances
dc.contributor.authorOeser, Julian
dc.contributor.authorHeurich, Marco
dc.contributor.authorSenf, Cornelius
dc.contributor.authorPflugmacher, Dirk
dc.contributor.authorKuemmerle, Tobias
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-07T11:32:15Z
dc.date.available2021-05-07T11:32:15Z
dc.date.issued2020-12-04none
dc.date.updated2021-02-15T13:29:14Z
dc.identifier.issn1051-0761
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/23543
dc.description.abstractDisturbances play a key role in driving forest ecosystem dynamics, but how disturbances shape wildlife habitat across space and time often remains unclear. A major reason for this is a lack of information about changes in habitat suitability across large areas and longer time periods. Here, we use a novel approach based on Landsat satellite image time series to map seasonal habitat suitability annually from 1986 to 2017. Our approach involves characterizing forest disturbance dynamics using Landsat‐based metrics, harmonizing these metrics through a temporal segmentation algorithm, and then using them together with GPS telemetry data in habitat models. We apply this framework to assess how natural forest disturbances and post‐disturbance salvage logging affect habitat suitability for two ungulates, roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) and red deer (Cervus elaphus), over 32 yr in a Central European forest landscape. We found that red and roe deer differed in their response to forest disturbances. Habitat suitability for red deer consistently improved after disturbances, whereas the suitability of disturbed sites was more variable for roe deer depending on season (lower during winter than summer) and disturbance agent (lower in windthrow vs. bark‐beetle‐affected stands). Salvage logging altered the suitability of bark beetle‐affected stands for deer, having negative effects on red deer and mixed effects on roe deer, but generally did not have clear effects on habitat suitability in windthrows. Our results highlight long‐lasting legacy effects of forest disturbances on deer habitat. For example, bark beetle disturbances improved red deer habitat suitability for at least 25 yr. The duration of disturbance impacts generally increased with elevation. Methodologically, our approach proved effective for improving the robustness of habitat reconstructions from Landsat time series: integrating multiyear telemetry data into single, multi‐temporal habitat models improved model transferability in time. Likewise, temporally segmenting the Landsat‐based metrics increased the temporal consistency of our habitat suitability maps. As the frequency of natural forest disturbances is increasing across the globe, their impacts on wildlife habitat should be considered in wildlife and forest management. Our approach offers a widely applicable method for monitoring habitat suitability changes caused by landscape dynamics such as forest disturbance.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipFederal State of Berlin
dc.description.sponsorshipEuropean Commission http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100000780
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject.ddc570 Biologienone
dc.subject.otherbark beetleeng
dc.subject.otherdeereng
dc.subject.otherforest disturbanceeng
dc.subject.otherhabitat monitoringeng
dc.subject.otherhabitat suitabilityeng
dc.subject.otherLandsateng
dc.subject.othersatellite time serieseng
dc.subject.otherwindthroweng
dc.titleSatellite‐based habitat monitoring reveals long‐term dynamics of deer habitat in response to forest disturbancesnone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/23543-5
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/eap.2269none
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/22867
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.container-titleEcological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of Americanone
local.edoc.pages12none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionMathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultätnone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameEcological Society of Americanone
local.edoc.container-publisher-placeWashington, DCnone
local.edoc.container-volume31none
local.edoc.container-issue3none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
local.edoc.container-articlenumbere02269none
dc.identifier.eissn1939-5582
local.edoc.affiliationOeser, Julian: Geography Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin Germanynone
local.edoc.affiliationHeurich, Marco: Bavarian Forest National Park, Grafenau Germany; Chair of Wildlife Ecology and Management Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Freiburg, Freiburg Germanynone
local.edoc.affiliationSenf, Cornelius: Ecosystem dynamics and forest management group, Technical University of Munich, Freising Germanynone
local.edoc.affiliationPflugmacher, Dirk: Geography Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin Germanynone
local.edoc.affiliationKuemmerle, Tobias: Geography Department, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin Germany; Integrative Research Institute on Transformation in Human Environment Systems, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin Germanynone

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