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An approach to quantitatively estimate biodiversity preservation potential at forest stand level.

  • Lena Björk
Publiceringsår: 2002
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 38-44
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Proceedings of the SUFOR Internationel Workshop, Lund, Sweden
Dokumenttyp: Konferensbidrag


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.


  • Ecology


Sustainable Forestry in Temperate Regions, 2002
  • ISSN: 1104-2877

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