Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FII Project R04-056

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A Species-level Test of Ecological Representation on the Arrow TSA - Breeding Birds

Author(s): Serrouya, Robert (Slocan Forest Products Ltd.)
Subject: Biodiversity, Ecology, Forestry, Landscape ecology, Wildlife
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program

Abstract

Over the past 4 years, the Arrow IFPA has been engaged in research that quantifies the coarse-filter contribution that different landbase types (i.e., non-harvestable and harvestable landbases) making toward ecological representation in the Arrow TSA. The purpose of this research has been to determine how well the non-harvestable landbase represents the harvestable landbase, and to determine whether this is an effective strategy to maintain biodiversity in the Arrow TSA. Previous research has found significant differences in habitat elements (e.g., coarse woody debris and snags) between the harvestable and non-harvestable landbase. However, it is not known if these differences in habitat structure are biologically meaningful to the organisms that depend on them. Using breeding birds as indicator species, this study will compare the community similarity and species abundance between the harvestable and non-harvestable landbases in the Arrow TSA.


For further information, please contact Robert Serrouya, Slocan Forest Products Ltd. (serrouya@shaw.ca)

Updated September 08, 2005 

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