Size Matters, but what do we mean by the size of a wood?

How big a wood is has profound effects on the wildlife in it: the ecological literature is full of graphs of species-richness plotted against site-size for example; studies of the interaction of size and isolation effects on species richness, based initially on islands, have been extended to habitat patches of one sort or another. Size… Continue reading Size Matters, but what do we mean by the size of a wood?

Carbon, wildlife, timber – not all combinations work

On a global level one of the best solutions to the climate and biodiversity crises is to leave forests unharvested, or to harvest only at the levels currently done by indigenous populations; and to allow logged forest to regrow without further logging. This minimal interventionist approach is likely to give high benefits in both biodiversity… Continue reading Carbon, wildlife, timber – not all combinations work