Developing appropriate mechanisms for sustaining mature timber habitat in managed natural forests stands

Grove, Simon J. (2001) Developing appropriate mechanisms for sustaining mature timber habitat in managed natural forests stands. International Forestry Review, 3 (4). pp. 272-284.

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Abstract

Mature timber habitat (old trees and the dead wood generated by them) is central to many ecological processes in a natural forest, and supports a large proportion of its species. In removing large trees, natural forest management potentially threatens the survival of mature timber habitat and dependent species- as is clear form the long history of extinctions in Europe. This paper identifies some deficiencies in the extent to which current forest management monitoring systems and guidelines address the survival of mature timber habitat worldwide. Most international mechanisms are considered too general in that they only operate at the regional and/or forest management unit level. For mechanisms intended for implementation primarily at the stand-level, some ideas are presented as to how mature timber habitat might best be monitored and maintained over the long-term.

Item ID: 13237
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: criteria and indicators; dead wood; saproxylic insects; sustainable forest management
ISSN: 2053-7778
Funders: Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management, James Cook University, Australian Tropical Research Foundation
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 00:16
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0705 Forestry Sciences > 070504 Forestry Management and Environment @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9699 Other Environment > 969999 Environment not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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