Identifying practical indicators of biodiversity for stand-level management of plantation forests

@article{Smith2007IdentifyingPI,
  title={Identifying practical indicators of biodiversity for stand-level management of plantation forests},
  author={G. F. Vincent – Smith and Tom Gittings and Mark Wilson and Laura French and Anne G. Oxbrough and Saoirse O’Donoghue and John O’Halloran and Daniel L. Kelly and Fraser J. G. Mitchell and Tom Kelly and Susan Iremonger and Anne-Marie McKee and Paul S. Giller},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2007},
  volume={17},
  pages={991-1015}
}
Identification of valid indicators of biodiversity is a critical need for sustainable forest management. We developed compositional, structural and functional indicators of biodiversity for five taxonomic groups—bryophytes, vascular plants, spiders, hoverflies and birds—using data from 44 Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) and ash (Fraxinus excelsior) plantation forests in Ireland. The best structural biodiversity indicator was stand stage, defined using a multivariate classification of forest… CONTINUE READING
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