Can retention forestry help conserve biodiversity? A meta-analysis
Fedrowitz, Katja; Koricheva, Julia; Baker, Susan C.; Palik, B.; Rosenvald, Raul; Beese, W.; Franklin, Jerry; Kouki, J.; Macdonald, Ellen; Messier, Christian; Sverdrup-Thygeson, A.; Gustafsson, Lena; Lindenmayer, David B
Industrial forestry typically leads to a simplified forest structure and altered species composition. Retention of trees at harvest was introduced about 25 years ago to mitigate negative impacts on biodiversity, mainly from clearcutting, and is now widely practiced in boreal and temperate regions. Despite numerous studies on response of flora and fauna to retention, no comprehensive review has summarized its effects on biodiversity in comparison to clearcuts as well as un-harvested forests....[Show more]
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