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Web Ecology An open-access peer-reviewed journal
Web Ecol., 14, 61-64, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/we-14-61-2014
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19 Dec 2014
Comment on "Opinion paper: Forest management and biodiversity": the role of protected areas is greater than the sum of its number of species
M. Mikoláš1, M. Svoboda1, V. Pouska1, R. C. Morrissey1, D. C. Donato2, W. S. Keeton3, T. A. Nagel4, V. D. Popescu5, J. Müller6, C. Bässler6, J. Knorn7, L. Rozylowicz8, C. M. Enescu9, V. Trotsiuk1, P. Janda1, H. Mrhalová1, Z. Michalová1, F. Krumm10, and D. Kraus10 1Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Kamýcká 129, 16521 Praha 6 – Suchdol, Czech Republic
2University of Washington, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, Seattle, Washington, USA
3University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, Aiken Center, 81 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA
4University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Vecna Pot 83, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
5Simon Fraser University, Biological Sciences, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
6Bavarian Forest National Park, Department of Conservation and Research, Freyunger Str. 2, 94481 Grafenau, Germany
7Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Geography Department, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany
8University of Bucharest, Centre for Environmental Research (CCMESI), 1 N. Balcescu Blvd., 010041, Bucharest, Romania
9University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, Faculty of Agriculture, 59 Mărăşti Blvd., 011464, Bucharest, Romania
10European Forest Institute, Wonnhaldestr. 4, 79100 Freiburg, Germany
Abstract. No abstract available.

Citation: Mikoláš, M., Svoboda, M., Pouska, V., Morrissey, R. C., Donato, D. C., Keeton, W. S., Nagel, T. A., Popescu, V. D., Müller, J., Bässler, C., Knorn, J., Rozylowicz, L., Enescu, C. M., Trotsiuk, V., Janda, P., Mrhalová, H., Michalová, Z., Krumm, F., and Kraus, D.: Comment on "Opinion paper: Forest management and biodiversity": the role of protected areas is greater than the sum of its number of species, Web Ecol., 14, 61-64, https://doi.org/10.5194/we-14-61-2014, 2014.
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Clear-fellings to introduce heterogeneity can be an important component of a forest management plan. However, it is misleading to compare clear-fellings to protected areas dominated by old-growth forests using a simplistic measure of biodiversity and without a landscape perspective. To minimize the well-documented role of protected areas can have adverse effects on forested landscapes, primary forest remnants, and taxa that rely on forest structural elements characteristic of old-growth forests.
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