Timber production and biodiversity tradeoffs in plantation forestry

Harrison, S.R., Herbohn, J.L., Tisdell, C.A., and Lamb, D. (2000) Timber production and biodiversity tradeoffs in plantation forestry. In: Harrison, S.R., Herbohn, J.L., and Herbohn, K.F., (eds.) Sustainable Small-scale Forestry: Socio-economic analysis and policy. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 65-76.

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[Extract] While major efforts have been made to conserve biodiversity in Australia and elsewhere, little attention has been paid to biodiversity in the planning and management of plantation forestry. Plantations are typically a form of dominant-use forestry where timber production is the priority goal. However, scope exists to manage plantations for high species diversity, wildlife habitat and landscape aesthetics, as well as greater land and water protection. Potential measures to enhance biodiversity in plantations include planting mixtures of native species, selective or staged logging, tolerance of understorey growth, and retention of buffer areas of native vegetation. Such biodiversity can generate considerable non-wood value, but also impose costs and reduce timber revenue. This chapter examines the definition and evaluation of economic tradeoffs between plantation biodiversity and timber production.

Item ID: 14304
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-84064-356-5
Keywords: biodiversity; plantation forestry; timber production
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2017 00:15
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0705 Forestry Sciences > 070504 Forestry Management and Environment @ 100%
SEO Codes: 82 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8299 Other Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 829999 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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