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The Unique Challenges of Conserving Large Old Trees

Lindenmayer, David; Laurance, William F

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Large old trees play numerous critical ecological roles. They are susceptible to a plethora of interacting threats, in part because the attributes that confer a competitive advantage in intact ecosystems make them maladapted to rapidly changing, human-modified environments. Conserving large old trees will require surmounting a number of unresolved challenges.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-06
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/109160
Source: Trends in ecology & evolution
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2016.03.003

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