Short-term effects of alternative thinning treatments on the richness, abundance and composition of epixylic bryophytes, lichens, and vascular plants in conifer plantations at microhabitat and stand scales

Short-term effects of alternative thinning treatments on the richness, abundance and composition... •Plantation management negatively impacts the diversity of log-dwelling flora.•I tested alternative thinning & debris-removal treatments to mitigate these impacts.•Thinning benefitted many species, but was detrimental for tiny mosses & liverworts.•Debris removal negatively impacted richness or cover of many flora.•Debris from thinning should be left on-site to promote biodiversity. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forest Ecology and Management Elsevier

Short-term effects of alternative thinning treatments on the richness, abundance and composition of epixylic bryophytes, lichens, and vascular plants in conifer plantations at microhabitat and stand scales

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0378-1127
eISSN
1872-7042
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.foreco.2018.02.019
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Abstract

•Plantation management negatively impacts the diversity of log-dwelling flora.•I tested alternative thinning & debris-removal treatments to mitigate these impacts.•Thinning benefitted many species, but was detrimental for tiny mosses & liverworts.•Debris removal negatively impacted richness or cover of many flora.•Debris from thinning should be left on-site to promote biodiversity.

Journal

Forest Ecology and ManagementElsevier

Published: May 1, 2018

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