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- Johann, Franz; Schaich, Harald
- Forest ecology and management 2016 v.380 pp. 70-81
- issues and policy; deciduous forests; temperate forests; cultural landscape; dead wood; forest ownership; microhabitats; Chiroptera; forest stands; forest management; private forestry; trees; forest ecosystems; public ownership; bark; biodiversity; stand basal area; insects; birds; Germany
- ... Tree microhabitats – e.g. cavities, bark pockets or crown dead wood – have been described as key habitat elements, which are particularly important for birds, bats and xylobiont insects. They are therefore vital for promoting biodiversity in forest ecosystems. The occurrence of such tree microhabitats in forest stands is closely related to forest management. In Central European cultural landscapes ...
- Kobashikawa, Shoko; Koike, Shinsuke
- Forest ecology and management 2016 v.380 pp. 100-106
- Chamaecyparis obtusa; Cryptomeria japonica; Ursus thibetanus; bark; conifers; forest management; foresters; forests; growth rings; managers; models; plantations; temporal variation; tree damage; tree trunk; trees; Japan
- ... Bark stripping by Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) has a serious impact on conifer plantations in Japan, resulting in physical damage to the tree trunks and reduction of the value of the timber. The aim of this study was to clarify whether these plantations are more prone to damage by bears at particular times and sites, to more effectively prevent this damaging behavior. The study was condu ...