Dead wood dependent organisms in one of the oldest protected forests of Europe: Investigating the contrasting effects of within-stand variation in a highly diversified environment

Dead wood dependent organisms in one of the oldest protected forests of Europe: Investigating the... •Old-growth forests can have high within-stand (fine-scale) structural variability.•Saproxylic fungi and beetles were used as model group to study fine-scale variability.•Responses to habitat variability differed both between and within taxa.•Beetles preferred canopy openness, while fungi revealed complex patterns.•Full range of structural variability helps sustain late-successional biodiversity. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forest Ecology and Management Elsevier

Dead wood dependent organisms in one of the oldest protected forests of Europe: Investigating the contrasting effects of within-stand variation in a highly diversified environment

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0378-1127
eISSN
1872-7042
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.foreco.2015.12.041
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Abstract

•Old-growth forests can have high within-stand (fine-scale) structural variability.•Saproxylic fungi and beetles were used as model group to study fine-scale variability.•Responses to habitat variability differed both between and within taxa.•Beetles preferred canopy openness, while fungi revealed complex patterns.•Full range of structural variability helps sustain late-successional biodiversity.

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Forest Ecology and ManagementElsevier

Published: Mar 1, 2016

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