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Assessing the biodiversity benefits of plantations: The Plantation Biodiversity Benefits Score

Cawsey, E.M.; Freudenberger, David

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All forests, including commercial plantations, provide a range of habitats for conserving and enhancing elements of native biodiversity. However, the biodiversity values of commercial plantations will depend on the management practices adopted on site, as well as the landscape context of the plantation. The present study describes a generic, quantitative method for assessing the potential biodiversity benefits that might be derived from a plantation, depending on the management practices...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorCawsey, E.M.
dc.contributor.authorFreudenberger, David
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:20:00Z
dc.identifier.issn1442-7001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/66141
dc.description.abstractAll forests, including commercial plantations, provide a range of habitats for conserving and enhancing elements of native biodiversity. However, the biodiversity values of commercial plantations will depend on the management practices adopted on site, as well as the landscape context of the plantation. The present study describes a generic, quantitative method for assessing the potential biodiversity benefits that might be derived from a plantation, depending on the management practices adopted. This method is based on existing ecological design and management principles. The Plantation Biodiversity Benefits Score (PBBS) was designed to be repeatable and practical to apply. The method can be used either as a stand-alone tool or as part of an integrated framework to assess and compare the commercial and environmental benefits that can be derived from different layouts, management practices and locations of plantations anywhere in Australia.
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.sourceEcological Management and Restoration
dc.subjectKeywords: assessment method; biodiversity; conservation management; management practice; plantation forestry Assessment of biodiversity; Biodiversity benefits; Commercial environmental forestry; Forestry; Metric; Plantations
dc.titleAssessing the biodiversity benefits of plantations: The Plantation Biodiversity Benefits Score
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume9
dc.date.issued2008
local.identifier.absfor050199 - Ecological Applications not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationU3488905xPUB1228
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationCawsey, E.M., CSIRO
local.contributor.affiliationFreudenberger, David, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage42
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage52
local.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1442-8903.2008.00386.x
local.identifier.absseo960505 - Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
dc.date.updated2015-12-10T10:19:32Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-41049094601
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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