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Local-scale attributes determine the suitability of woodland creation sites for Diptera
TLDR
To benefit woodland-associated Diptera, woodland creation and restoration should maintain a focus on habitat quality, and landowners should be encouraged to plant and actively manage their woodlands to increase structural heterogeneity and resources for woodland insects.
Thresholds of biodiversity and ecosystem function in a forest ecosystem undergoing dieback
TLDR
This work tested whether a number of biodiversity, ecosystem functions and ecosystem condition metrics exhibited thresholds in response to a gradient of forest dieback, measured as changes in basal area of living trees relative to areas that lacked recent dieback.
Ground-dwelling spider diversity in rare European oak and yew woodlands and the impact of grazing
In Ireland only 2 % of the total land area is native woodland, which tends to be small and fragmented. Killarney National Park in south-west Ireland contains the most extensive semi-natural woodland
Assessment of protected area coverage of threatened ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae): a new analysis for New Zealand
Gap analysis is a tool that allows conservationists to quantify the effectiveness of protected areas at representing species diversity, but the lack of distribution maps for invertebrates has
Resilience and tree health: a basis for implementation in sustainable forest management
Resilience is rapidly becoming a prominent concept in research, policy and practice. However, it is apparent that there is no consistent meaning of resilience being used by those involved in
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