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Bark-scratching of storm-felled trees preserves biodiversity at lower economic costs compared to debarking

Thorn, Simon; Bassler, Claus; Bußler, Heinz; Schmidt, Stefan; Seibold, Sebastian; Wende, Beate; Muller, Jorg; Lindenmayer, David B


The simultaneous control of insect pests and compliance of conservation targets in conifer-dominated forests has intensified public debate about adequate post-disturbance management, particularly in protected areas. Hence, mechanical bark treatments, such as debarking, of disturbance-affected trees have been widely promoted as an on-site method of pest control that accounts for conservation targets because woody biomass is retained. However, the effects of debarking to non-target biodiversity...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Forest Ecology and Management
DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2015.12.044


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