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The potential impacts of wood harvesting of bush thickening species on biodiversity and ecological processes.

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dc.contributor.author Joubert, David F.
dc.contributor.author Zimmermann, Ibo
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-23T08:08:08Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-23T08:08:08Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation Joubert, D.F., & Zimmermann, I. (2002). The impacts of wood harvesting of bush thickening species on biodiversity and ecological processes. Proceedings of the First National Forestry Research Workshop held on 12 and 13 March 2002 in Windhoek, Namibia, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Forestry Publication, 9, 67-78. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10628/255
dc.description This paper was presented at the National Forestry Research Workshop held in Windhoek. en_US
dc.description.abstract Studies of the effects of bush clearing have mostly focussed on economic issues such as production. In this paper, biodiversity and ecological effects of bush clearing were investigated, largely through a literature survey. Vertebrate and plant taxa were focussed upon. Two future scenarios were discussed. The first scenario was that future wood harvesting would follow Forestry Stewardship Council Principles and Forestry Guidelines. The second scenario was that demand exceeded supply and that sound sustainable principles would be abandoned in certain areas, in order to chase demand. In the first scenario, biodiversity would be improved, as would ecological processes. In the second scenario, arboreal species, including cavity users, and species requiring microhabitats and shelter would be badly affected, with local extinctions of these species likely. Management recommendations are provided. Biodiversity research should be viewed as a priority, in order to better understand the effects of different wood harvesting management strategies. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Namibia, Ministry of Environment and Tourism en_US
dc.subject Bush thickening - Namibia en_US
dc.subject Wood harvesting - Namibia en_US
dc.title The potential impacts of wood harvesting of bush thickening species on biodiversity and ecological processes. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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