Thursday, 24 January 2013

Effect of ecological forestry on timber yields (#journal)

Ecological forestry in an uneven-aged, late-successional forest: Simulated effects of contrasting treatments on structure and yield

Hanson et al Volume 270, pp94-107

Considers seven ecological forestry practices and analyses their effect on timber yields. Overall, a forest with an integrated ecological management system is likely to yield around 30% less timber than a conventionally managed forest. However several of the techniques were successful in preserving the forest's key ecosystem characteristics.

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