Title

Economic Trade-Offs of Managing Forests for Timber Production and Vegetative Diversity

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Canadian Jorunal of Forest Research

Publication Date

1994

Volume

24

Issue

6

Abstract

Three indices of forest stand structural and compositional diversity were incorporated into a linear programming timber harvest scheduling model to examine the trade-offs between managing stands for timber production and biodiversity objectives. The indices, based on Shannon's diversity index, characterized stand species diversity, basal area diversity, and vertical crown diversity. While harvest-level objectives were often compatible with the maintenance of vegetative diversity, the maximization of present net value was accompanied by substantial reductions in all three measures of diversity.

Comments

Originally published by the National Research Council - Canada. Abstract available through remote link. Subscription required to access article fulltext.

First Page

1260

Last Page

1265

DOI

10.1139/x94-165