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
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, 2002
- ISSN: 1104-2877