Scientific Journal of the BirdLife Hungary

A Magyar Madártani és Természetvédelmi Egyesület tudományos folyóirata

Ornis Hungarica. vol.10. (2000) p.243-253.

Small mammal communities in the tree hedges of the Lajta Project
Németh Csaba

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I studied the structure and dynamics of small mammal communities in the tree hedges of the Lajta-Project, Western Hungary. Small mammals were captured by snap-traps at 15 tree hedges. The diversity, evenness and dominance indices were calculated. There was no correlation between the community structure and the bush or tree canopy cover. Cluster analyses revealed different groups for different years. Tree hedges in agricultural areas had a species rich small mammal community, consisting of forest species as well. These hedges can have significant nature conservation value.