Download e-book for iPad: Biodiversity in Dead Wood (Ecology, Biodiversity and by Jogeir N. Stokland

By Jogeir N. Stokland

Fossils rfile the lifestyles of timber and wood-associated organisms from virtually four hundred million years in the past, and this day there are among 400,000 and 1 million wood-inhabiting species on this planet. this is often the 1st ebook to synthesise the normal background and conservation wishes of wood-inhabiting organisms. featuring a radical creation to biodiversity in decaying wooden, the booklet experiences the wealthy range of fungi, bugs and vertebrates that depend on useless wooden. It describes the sensible variety of those organisms and their particular habitat standards when it comes to host bushes, decay levels, tree dimensions, microhabitats and the encompassing setting. Recognising the threats posed via trees extraction and wooded area administration, the authors additionally current administration ideas for safeguarding and retaining the range of those species in forests in addition to in agricultural landscapes and concrete parks.

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