Do biomass harvesting guidelines influence herpetofauna following harvests of logging residues for renewable energy?.

@article{Fritts2016DoBH,
  title={Do biomass harvesting guidelines influence herpetofauna following harvests of logging residues for renewable energy?.},
  author={Sarah R. Fritts and Christopher E. Moorman and Steven M. Grodsky and Dennis W. Hazel and Jessica A. Homyack and Chris Farrell and Steven B. Castleberry},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2016},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={926-39}
}
Forests are a major supplier of renewable energy; however, gleaning logging residues for use as woody biomass feedstock could negatively alter habitat for species dependent on downed wood. Biomass Harvesting Guidelines (BHGs) recommend retaining a portion of woody biomass on the forest floor following harvest. Despite BHGs being developed to help ensure ecological sustainability, their contribution to biodiversity has not been evaluated experimentally at operational scales. We compared… CONTINUE READING