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

Author:
  • Sven Nilsson
  • Mats Niklasson
Editor:
  • Lena Björk
Publishing year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 38-44
Document type: Conference paper

Abstract english

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.

Keywords

  • Ecology

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Sustainable Forestry in Temperate Regions, 2002
2002-04-07 - 2002-04-09
Lund, Sweden
Published
  • SUFOR
  • ISSN: 1104-2877
Sven G. Nilsson
E-mail: sven [dot] nilsson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Professor emeritus

Biodiversity

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Biodiversity and Conservation Science

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