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Single large versus several small: The SLOSS debate in the context of bird responses to a variable retention logging experiment

Wood, Jeffrey; McBurney, Lachlan; Blair, David; Banks, Samuel; Lindenmayer, David B


The Variable Retention Harvest System (VRHS) is a silvicultural system designed to reduce logging impacts and enhance biodiversity conservation. VRHS has been widely applied worldwide but several important questions remain about its effectiveness for biodiversity conservation. A key issue is whether dispersed or aggregated retention is more effective for conservation, and hence what size of retained patches of forest should be maintained within logged areas. Many studies have indicated that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Forest Ecology and Management
DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.11.027


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