Green infrastructure maintenance is more than land cover: Large herbivores limit recruitment of key-stone tree species in Sweden

Green infrastructure maintenance is more than land cover: Large herbivores limit recruitment of... •Green infrastructure restoration must consider both pattern and process in landscapes.•Deciduous forest habitats do not function as a green infrastructure in northern Europe.•A natural experiment examined the role of large herbivores for habitat restoration.•Herbivore damage on deciduous saplings limits recruitment of ecologically mature trees.•Multi-species wildlife management and conservation planning need to be integrated. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Landscape and Urban Planning Elsevier

Green infrastructure maintenance is more than land cover: Large herbivores limit recruitment of key-stone tree species in Sweden

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0169-2046
eISSN
1872-6062
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.07.019
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Abstract

•Green infrastructure restoration must consider both pattern and process in landscapes.•Deciduous forest habitats do not function as a green infrastructure in northern Europe.•A natural experiment examined the role of large herbivores for habitat restoration.•Herbivore damage on deciduous saplings limits recruitment of ecologically mature trees.•Multi-species wildlife management and conservation planning need to be integrated.

Journal

Landscape and Urban PlanningElsevier

Published: Nov 1, 2017

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