Maintaining ecosystem function and services in logged tropical forests

Edwards, David P., Tobias, Joseph A., Sheil, Douglas, Meijaard, Erik and Laurance, William F. (2014) Maintaining ecosystem function and services in logged tropical forests. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 29 9: 511-520. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2014.07.003


Author Edwards, David P.
Tobias, Joseph A.
Sheil, Douglas
Meijaard, Erik
Laurance, William F.
Title Maintaining ecosystem function and services in logged tropical forests
Journal name Trends in Ecology and Evolution   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0169-5347
1872-8383
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2014.07.003
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 29
Issue 9
Start page 511
End page 520
Total pages 10
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier Ltd
Language eng
Abstract Vast expanses of tropical forests worldwide are being impacted by selective logging. We evaluate the environmental impacts of such logging and conclude that natural timber-production forests typically retain most of their biodiversity and associated ecosystem functions, as well as their carbon, climatic, and soil-hydrological ecosystem services. Unfortunately, the value of production forests is often overlooked, leaving them vulnerable to further degradation including post-logging clearing, fires, and hunting. Because logged tropical forests are extensive, functionally diverse, and provide many ecosystem services, efforts to expand their role in conservation strategies are urgently needed. Key priorities include improving harvest practices to reduce negative impacts on ecosystem functions and services, and preventing the rapid conversion and loss of logged forests.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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