Threat Levels and Threats to Red‐Listed Species in Swedish Forests

Threat Levels and Threats to Red‐Listed Species in Swedish Forests * D e p a r t m e n t of Wildlife Ecology, T h e Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7002, S-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden t Department of Entomology, The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7044, S-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden Department of Ecology and Environmental Research, The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7072, S-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden Introduction Forests are the main terrestrial habitats in Sweden (65% of the land area), and Swedish forestry is among the most technically developed in the world. Unfortunately, modern forestry has resulted in declining populations of many species (Ehnstr6m & Wald6n; Ingel6g et al. 1987; Ahl6n & Tjenberg 1992). Berg et al (1994) studied the distribution and habitat associations of the red-listed Swedish forest species. They found a higher n u m b e r of these species in southern than in northern Sweden, and southern deciduous forest was the habitat with most red-listed species, despite its small area. Most species were classified as dependent on specific elements of habitat, such as old trees, logs, and snags. But Swedish red-lists include a broad spectrum of species, from extinct species to relatively c o m m o n http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Conservation Biology Wiley

Threat Levels and Threats to Red‐Listed Species in Swedish Forests

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Copyright © 1995 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
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0888-8892
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1523-1739
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10.1046/j.1523-1739.1995.09061629.x
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* D e p a r t m e n t of Wildlife Ecology, T h e Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7002, S-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden t Department of Entomology, The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7044, S-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden Department of Ecology and Environmental Research, The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7072, S-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden Introduction Forests are the main terrestrial habitats in Sweden (65% of the land area), and Swedish forestry is among the most technically developed in the world. Unfortunately, modern forestry has resulted in declining populations of many species (Ehnstr6m & Wald6n; Ingel6g et al. 1987; Ahl6n & Tjenberg 1992). Berg et al (1994) studied the distribution and habitat associations of the red-listed Swedish forest species. They found a higher n u m b e r of these species in southern than in northern Sweden, and southern deciduous forest was the habitat with most red-listed species, despite its small area. Most species were classified as dependent on specific elements of habitat, such as old trees, logs, and snags. But Swedish red-lists include a broad spectrum of species, from extinct species to relatively c o m m o n

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Conservation BiologyWiley

Published: Dec 1, 1995

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