Changing management in Scottish birch woodlands: a potential threat to local invertebrate biodiversity.

@article{Woodcock2003ChangingMI,
  title={Changing management in Scottish birch woodlands: a potential threat to local invertebrate biodiversity.},
  author={Ben A Woodcock and Simon R. Leather and Allan Watt},
  journal={Bulletin of entomological research},
  year={2003},
  volume={93 2},
  pages={159-67}
}
The silvicultural management of Scottish birch woodlands for timber production is replacing traditional low intensity management practices, such as domesticated livestock grazing. These new management practices involve thinning of existing woodlands to prescribed densities to maximize biomass and timber quality. Although presently infrequent, the wide scale adoption of this practice could affect invertebrate community diversity. The impact of these changes in management on Staphylinidae… CONTINUE READING