Fire and Green‐Tree Retention in Conservation of Red‐Listed and Rare Deadwood‐Dependent Beetles in Finnish Boreal Forests

@article{Hyvrinen2006FireAG,
  title={Fire and Green‐Tree Retention in Conservation of Red‐Listed and Rare Deadwood‐Dependent Beetles in Finnish Boreal Forests},
  author={Esko Hyv{\"a}rinen and Jari Kouki and Petri Martikainen},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={20}
}
Abstract:  Habitat loss, fragmentation, and declining habitat quality have created an extinction debt in boreal forests, which could be partly reversed by deliberately improving the habitat quality in managed areas outside reserves. We studied the effects of green‐tree retention and controlled burning on red‐listed and rare, deadwood‐dependent (saproxylic) beetles in a large‐scale field experiment in eastern Finland. Our factorial study design included 24 sites dominated by Scots pine (Pinus… 

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