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Biodiversity and deciduous forest in landscape management

studies in southern Sweden

Ask, Peter (2002). Biodiversity and deciduous forest in landscape management. Diss. (sammanfattning/summary) Uppsala : Sveriges lantbruksuniv., Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae. Silvestria, 1401-6230 ; 248
ISBN 91-576-6332-7
[Doctoral thesis]

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The landscape perspective has come to play an important role in efforts to achieve sustainable forestry, especially regarding the protection of biodiversity. However, introducing such a perspective in forestry planning can be difficult in areas where forestry is dominated by non-industrial private forest (NIPF) owners, such as southern Sweden. In this part of Sweden most of the biodiversity values are associated with deciduous trees, and forest owners as well as society have expressed an interest in increasing the proportion of these tree species. The major objective of the thesis is to achieve a better knowledge and understanding of the problems and possibilities of forest landscape management in southern Sweden. This was approached by addressing problems concerning the setting aside of forest areas, assessment of biodiversity and strategies for increasing the amount of deciduous trees in the landscape. In the thesis it was concluded that, in two investigated landscapes, a common view existed among the NIPF owners regarding what areas to voluntarily set aside from commercial forestry. It was suggested that such a common view could be the basis of a planning process involving a landscape perspective in areas with NIPF ownership. The process of setting aside areas for biodiversity purposes was scrutinised. It was argued that in areas dominated by NTPF ownership this could be done in a more efficient way if a system for cooperation over the borders of estates was introduced. Tn the search for methods to assess biodiversity, stand characteristics interpreted in colour-infrared aerial photographs was correlated to the occurrence of epiphytic lichens in a landscape. Tt was concluded that this methodology could be a useful tool for achieving landscape-covering data on forest biodiversity. Finally, a simulation study of different strategies for increasing the proportion of deciduous trees was performed in two different forest landscapes

Authors/Creators:Ask, Peter
Title:Biodiversity and deciduous forest in landscape management
Subtitle:studies in southern Sweden
Series Name/Journal:Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae. Silvestria
Year of publishing :November 2002
Number of Pages:37
ALLI. Ask, P. & Carlsson, M. 2000. Nature conservation and timber production in areas with fragmented ownership patterns. Forest Policy and Economics 1 : 209-223. II. Ask, P. & Fredman P. Efficiency in forest protection in multiple landowner areas. (Manuscript) III. Ask, P. & Nilsson, S.G. Stand characteristics in colour-infrared aerial photographs as indicators of epiphytic lichens. (Submitted manuscript). IV. Ask, P. & Andersson, M. Strategies for increasing the proportion of deciduous trees. A landscape study from southern Sweden. (Submitted manuscript)
Place of Publication:Uppsala
ISBN for printed version:91-576-6332-7
Publication Type:Doctoral thesis
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:P Natural resources > P01 Nature conservation and land resources
K Forestry > K10 Forestry production
Subjects:Not in use, please see Agris categories
Agrovoc terms:deciduous summer forests, forest management, landscape conservation, private ownership, remote sensing, infrared radiation, endangered species, biodiversity, simulation models, forestry development, broadleaved trees, sweden
Keywords:Case study, red-listed species, nature conservation, timber production, retention trees, logistic regression, projection model
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ID Code:107
Department:(S) > Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Deposited By: Staff Epsilon
Deposited On:26 Nov 2002 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:01

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