The impacts of commercial woodland management on butterfly biodiversity.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/305410
Title:
The impacts of commercial woodland management on butterfly biodiversity.
Authors:
Taylor, Donna L.; Ramsey, Andrew ( 0000-0002-5550-9977 ) ; Convery, Ian; Lawrence, Anna; Weatheral, Andrew
Abstract:
Although the effects on biodiversity in woodland managed for conservation have been studied for a range of species, there is very little empirical data on the potential impacts of commercial woodland management on biodiversity in the UK. This study measured species richness and abundance of diurnal butterflies as a proxy for the habitat quality of three different woodland management techniques in the Morecambe Bay limestone woodland region. Butterflies were sampled at two sites; Gait Barrows and Witherslack, where three woodland management techniques were carried out: low management woodland (woodland with no recent intervention); traditional coppice management for conservation; and commercial woodland management. Both coppice management for conservation and commercial management had significantly higher butterfly species richness and abundance when compared to low management woodland; neither butterfly species richness nor abundance were significantly different between the traditional coppice management for conservation and commercial woodland management. UK Biodiversity Action Plan fritillary species (high brown fritillary Argynnis adippe; pearl bordered fritillary Boloria euphrosyne; and small pearl bordered fritillary Boloria selene) were not significantly different between the traditional coppice management for conservation and commercial management.
Affiliation:
University of Cumbria; Forestry Research
Citation:
Donna L. Taylor, Andrew Ramsey, Ian Convery, Anna Lawrence & Andrew Weatheral (2013) The impacts of commercial woodland management on butterfly biodiversity. Conservation Evidence. 10, 10-15
Journal:
Conservation Evidence
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/305410
Additional Links:
http://www.conservationevidence.com/individual-study/4022
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Sponsors:
UKERC
Appears in Collections:
Biological Sciences Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Donna L.en
dc.contributor.authorRamsey, Andrewen
dc.contributor.authorConvery, Ianen
dc.contributor.authorLawrence, Annaen
dc.contributor.authorWeatheral, Andrewen
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-14T16:41:42Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-14T16:41:42Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationDonna L. Taylor, Andrew Ramsey, Ian Convery, Anna Lawrence & Andrew Weatheral (2013) The impacts of commercial woodland management on butterfly biodiversity. Conservation Evidence. 10, 10-15en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/305410-
dc.description.abstractAlthough the effects on biodiversity in woodland managed for conservation have been studied for a range of species, there is very little empirical data on the potential impacts of commercial woodland management on biodiversity in the UK. This study measured species richness and abundance of diurnal butterflies as a proxy for the habitat quality of three different woodland management techniques in the Morecambe Bay limestone woodland region. Butterflies were sampled at two sites; Gait Barrows and Witherslack, where three woodland management techniques were carried out: low management woodland (woodland with no recent intervention); traditional coppice management for conservation; and commercial woodland management. Both coppice management for conservation and commercial management had significantly higher butterfly species richness and abundance when compared to low management woodland; neither butterfly species richness nor abundance were significantly different between the traditional coppice management for conservation and commercial woodland management. UK Biodiversity Action Plan fritillary species (high brown fritillary Argynnis adippe; pearl bordered fritillary Boloria euphrosyne; and small pearl bordered fritillary Boloria selene) were not significantly different between the traditional coppice management for conservation and commercial management.en
dc.description.sponsorshipUKERCen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.conservationevidence.com/individual-study/4022en
dc.subjectWoodfuelen
dc.subjectButterfliesen
dc.subjectFritillaryen
dc.subjectWoodland managementen
dc.subjectConservationen
dc.subjectBiodiversityen
dc.titleThe impacts of commercial woodland management on butterfly biodiversity.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Cumbriaen
dc.contributor.departmentForestry Researchen
dc.identifier.journalConservation Evidenceen
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