Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation

Plantation Forests and Biodiversity: Oxymoron or Opportunity?

Editors: Brockerhoff, E.G., Jactel, H., Parrotta, J.A., Quine, C.P., Sayer, J., Hawksworth, D. (Eds.)

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This book brings together a selection of original research articles that address biodiversity and conservation in plantation forests. Although such forests are perhaps the ‘poor cousins’ of the species richer natural and semi-natural forests, they can still make a significant contribution to biodiversity conservation. This is particularly the case in regions that have lost much of their natural forest cover. Comparatively few studies have previously attempted to examine the biota associated with plantation forests and, as a result, some conservation needs and opportunities highlighted here have not been adequately recognised. Conversely, plantations have sometimes been a direct cause of natural habitat loss, and greater awareness is required to avoid this with future afforestation projects. The contributions in this volume provide new information about a wide range of taxa from lichens to primates, from various temperate and tropical regions around the world, in the context of plantation forestry, combined with suggestions for forest management at both stand and landscape levels, to improve biodiversity conservation. The findings are equally of interest to the scientific community, policy makers and forest managers. The topical examples of applied conservation issues will make the volume also highly valuable for use in conservation biology courses.

Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation, volume 17:5 (2008)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Plantation forests and biodiversity: oxymoron or opportunity?

    Brockerhoff, Eckehard G. (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • Epiphytes of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) plantations in Ireland and the effects of open spaces

    Coote, Linda (et al.)

    Pages 29-44

  • Bird assemblages in pine plantations replacing native ecosystems in NW Patagonia

    Lantschner, María Victoria (et al.)

    Pages 45-65

  • Identifying practical indicators of biodiversity for stand-level management of plantation forests

    Smith, George F. (et al.)

    Pages 67-91

  • Options for biodiversity conservation in managed forest landscapes of multiple ownerships in Oregon and Washington, USA

    Suzuki, Nobuya (et al.)

    Pages 93-115

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plantation Forests and Biodiversity: Oxymoron or Opportunity?
Editors
  • Eckehard G. Brockerhoff
  • Hervé Jactel
  • John A. Parrotta
  • Chris P. Quine
  • Jeffrey Sayer
  • David Hawksworth
Series Title
Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2807-5
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2807-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2806-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3685-6
Series ISSN
1875-1288
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 288
Additional Information
Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation, Volume 17, No. 5, 2008
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