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A meta-analysis of fauna and flora species richness and abundance in plantations and pasture lands

Felton, Adam; Knight, Emma; Wood, Jeffrey; Zammit, Charlie; Lindenmayer, David B


We conducted a systematic global review of differences between timber plantations and pasture lands in terms of animal and plant species richness and abundance, and assessed the results using meta-analysis techniques. Our principal aim was to test the hypothesis that plantations contain higher species richness or abundance than pasture. Of the 1967 studies of potential relevance, 66 provided biological monitoring information and 36 met the requirements for meta-analyses. Sufficient data were...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2009.11.030


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