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Type of publication: Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Miškotyra / Forestry (A004);Ekologija ir aplinkotyra / Ecology and environmental sciences (N012)
Author(s): Lazdinis, Marius;Roberge, Jean-Michel;Kurlavičius, Petras;Mozgeris, Gintautas;Angelstam, Per
Title: Afforestation planning and biodiversity conservation: predicting effects on habitat functionality in Lithuania
Is part of: Journal of environmental planning and management. Abingdon : Routledge., 2005, Vol. 48, Iss. 3
Extent: p. 331-348
Date: 2005
Keywords: Afforestation;Biodiversity;Forests;Habitats;Landscape;Landscape ecology;Nature conservation;Wild birds;Wildlife conservation
Abstract: Habitat re-creation is one of the multiple faces of biodiversity restoration and encompasses the attempts to reconstruct an ecosystem on severely disturbed sites with little left to restore. Afforestation of abandoned or marginal agricultural land is an important tool for the re-creation of forest ecosystems and re-establishment of functional habitat networks for the maintenance of biodiversity. This study was performed in the context of the Danish-Lithuanian project 'Afforestation of abandoned agricultural land based on sustainable land use planning and environmentally sound forest management'. The study assessed how habitat re-creation as designed in alternative afforestation plans for two administrative regions in Lithuania will affect the functionality of the landscapes for bird species of conservation concern. Spatial analysis of the forest cover was performed under existing and proposed conditions using general landscape ecological principles concerning core and edge habitats as well as nearest-neighbour metrics. The results show that the use of general criteria may result in proportionally negative changes in the availability of some forest habitats relative to changes in total forest cover, thus leading to less significant improvements in the habitats of many naturally occurring (and even protected) species compared to what would be expected from changes in forest cover alone. To solve this dilemma it is suggested that the requirements of focal species and quantitative conservation objectives should be considered in a spatially explicit - each main forest type. It is concluded that to ensure functionality of habitat networks, knowledge and experience from the fields of landscape ecology and conservation biology should be more commonly incorporated into afforestation planning
Affiliation(s): Mykolo Romerio universitetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Švietimo akademija
Žemės ūkio akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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