It will assess how VR affects the colonisation of plants, birds and beetles after forest harvesting. Biodiversity surveys will be conducted at various distances from edge into logging regeneration where the nearest edges consist of either late-successional (mixed forest) or early-successional (sclerophyll) vegetation. Knowledge gained will identify where and how VR silviculture provides greatest ecological benefits for practical forest management.
|Supervisors||Sue Baker, Nick Jones and Greg Jordan|
|UTAS Collaborators||Chris Burridge, Jayne Balmer, Tom Baker|
|External Collaborators / Partners||Forestry Tasmania , Forests and Forest Industries Council (FFIC), Tim Wardlaw, Forestry Tasmania, Andrew Hingston, Forestry Tasmania, Jerry Franklin, University of Washington, Tom Spies, US Department of Agriculture|
|Funding Source||ARC Linkage|
Authorised by the Head of School, Biological Sciences
17 April, 2012