Assessing the sustainability of private native forestry using biodiversity surrogates and metrics

Ross Peacock

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Abstract

Biodiversity surrogates and their compiled metric scoring systems are increasingly used by governments to monitor compliance with environmental standards and certification schemes, and to direct natural resource management investments to on-ground activities. Biodiversity surrogates and related metrics were developed as techniques to rapidly assess vegetation condition and to rank the expected habitat biodiversity value. The metrics include assessment of forest stands relative to regional benchmarks, and the connectivity to nearby remnant vegetation. This report uses four case studies in northern NSW, eastern Victoria and southern Tasmania, to examine the applicability of biodiversity metrics to assessing the ecological sustainability of private native forestry under different forest management inputs.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBarton, ACT
PublisherRural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC)
ISBN (Print)1741515939
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameRIRDC publication
PublisherRural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC)
Volume08/004
ISSN (Print)1440-6845

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