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Relationships between coarse woody debris habitat quality and forest maturity attributes

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Van Galen, LG, Jordan, GJ ORCID: 0000-0002-6033-2766 and Baker, SC ORCID: 0000-0002-7593-0267 2019 , 'Relationships between coarse woody debris habitat quality and forest maturity attributes' , Conservation Science and Practice, vol. 1, no. 8 , pp. 1-10 , doi: 10.1111/csp2.55.

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Abstract

Coarse woody debris (CWD) is an important contributor to forest biodiversity because it provides essential habitat for saproxylic (dead wood‐dependent) species. However, CWD is frequently overlooked in forest management and restoration decisions around the world. We have therefore developed an index of CWD habitat quality that integrates four important characteristics of saproxylic habitat. We apply this index to wet eucalypt forests in Tasmania, Australia. The relationships between the CWD index and standing forest structural and floristic maturity metrics were weak (R2

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Van Galen, LG and Jordan, GJ and Baker, SC
Keywords: coarse woody debris, biodiversity, saproxylic, forest, conservation, clear-cutting, dead wood, downed woody debris, index, restoration, saproxylic, silviculture, sustainable forest management, wildfire
Journal or Publication Title: Conservation Science and Practice
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISSN: 2578-4854
DOI / ID Number: 10.1111/csp2.55
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Copyright 2019 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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