An approach to quantitatively estimate biodiversity preservation potential at forest stand level.
- Lena Björk
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Proceedings of the SUFOR Internationel Workshop, Lund, Sweden
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For efficient biodiversity preservation planning in forestry we need estimates of the actual and potential conservation value of individual stands. Our approach is based on a relatively good knowledge of the habitat requirements of regionally red-listed and threatened species. The estimation requires also knowledge of habitat availability in the surrounding landscape and the distance and species composition at biodiversity hot-spots nearby. The effects of long-time forest continuity on presumed dispersal-restricted organisms are built into our estimates. We argue that a broad taxonomic knowledge is necessary for an efficient planning of biodiversity preservation. Using only vascular plants and/or vertebrates as guidance will inevitably lead to biased estimates of conservational value at stand level.
Sustainable Forestry in Temperate Regions
20020407 - 20020409
- Lund university
- ISSN: 1104-2877