Title: Green desert?: Biodiversity patterns in forest plantations
Authors: Horák, Jakub
Brestovanská, Tereza
Mladenović, Strahinja
Kout, Jiří
Bogusch, Petr
Halda, Josef
Zasadil, Petr
Citation: HORÁK, J., BRESTOVANSKÁ, T., MLADENOVIĆ, S., KOUT, J., BOGUSCH, P., HALDA, J., ZASADIL, P. Green desert?: Biodiversity patterns in forest plantations. Forest Ecology and Management, 2019, roč. 433, č. February, s. 343-348. ISSN 0378-1127.
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Elsevier
Document type: článek
URI: 2-s2.0-85056746967
ISSN: 0378-1127
Keywords in different language: biological desert;forest management;native vegetation;multi-taxa approach;nonnative tree;threatened species
Abstract in different language: Forest plantations represent a globally important land use, and their growth is expected to triple by the end of the century. Therefore, they could represent an important habitat remnant to support the survival of species. We measured the impact of forest plantations on biodiversity with a focus on eight groups of biota including saproxylic and ground mycorrhizal fungi, lichens, herbs together with shrubs, tree seedlings, aculeate hymenopterans, beetles and birds, in patches with formerly continuous vegetation dominated by native oak and in patches in spruce plantations (reflecting spatiotemporal discontinuity) in the East-Bohemian woodlands of the Czech Republic. We found that species richness and numbers of obligate species were higher in native than in nonnative forests, but there was no significant difference in red-listed species. Nevertheless, the species of three of the eight studied groups profited from increasing proportion of spruce in the tree composition; only beetles and birds were negatively affected. The results revealed more highly contrasting and often complex responses among the groups than what might be expected theoretically. The first key issue in the management of plantation forests in terms of biodiversity is the partial retention and restoration of islands of native vegetation. The second issue is that the impact of a nonnative tree species is not always negative.
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