A NEW INTEGRATED APPROACH FOR ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT

Grant number: LP140100075 | Funding period: 2015 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

As harvested regions can maintain high levels of biodiversity, forestry has moved away from conservation in large reserves, and instead focuses on creating a dynamic mosaic of harvested and unharvested forest. However, designing this mosaic poses complex problems. This project aims to identify underlying patterns and processes determining how forest biodiversity is distributed and use this information to develop decision models to underpin sustainable forest management plans. Existing and new evidence will be used, the latter derived from three innovative approaches for more efficient and cost effective biodiversity assessment: remote sensing of plants, next generation DNA technology of beet..

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