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Plantation Forests and Biodiversity: Oxymoron or Opportunity?

  • Eckehard G. Brockerhoff
  • Hervé Jactel
  • John A. Parrotta
  • Christopher P. Quine
  • Jeffrey Sayer
  • David L. Hawksworth

Part of the Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation book series (TOBC, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Eckehard G. Brockerhoff, Hervé Jactel, John A. Parrotta, Christopher P. Quine, Jeffrey Sayer
    Pages 1-27
  3. Linda Coote, George F. Smith, Daniel L. Kelly, Saoirse O’Donoghue, Paul Dowding, Susan Iremonger et al.
    Pages 29-44
  4. María Victoria Lantschner, Verónica Rusch, Celina Peyrou
    Pages 45-65
  5. George F. Smith, Tom Gittings, Mark Wilson, Laura French, Anne Oxbrough, Saoirse O’Donoghue et al.
    Pages 67-91
  6. Erika Buscardo, George F. Smith, Daniel L. Kelly, Helena Freitas, Susan Iremonger, Fraser J. G. Mitchell et al.
    Pages 133-148
  7. Luc Barbaro, Laurent Couzi, Vincent Bretagnolle, Julien Nezan, Fabrice Vetillard
    Pages 149-163
  8. Jos Barlow, Ivanei S. Araujo, William L. Overal, Toby A. Gardner, Fernanda da Silva Mendes, Iain R. Lake et al.
    Pages 165-180
  9. Robert Nasi, Piia Koponen, John G. Poulsen, Melanie Buitenzorgy, W. Rusmantoro
    Pages 181-202
  10. Stephen M. Pawson, Eckehard G. Brockerhoff, Esther D. Meenken, Raphael K. Didham
    Pages 203-224

About this book


This book brings together a selection of original research articles that address biodiversity and conservation in plantation forests. Although such forests are perhaps the ‘poor cousins’ of the species richer natural and semi-natural forests, they can still make a significant contribution to biodiversity conservation. This is particularly the case in regions that have lost much of their natural forest cover. Comparatively few studies have previously attempted to examine the biota associated with plantation forests and, as a result, some conservation needs and opportunities highlighted here have not been adequately recognised. Conversely, plantations have sometimes been a direct cause of natural habitat loss, and greater awareness is required to avoid this with future afforestation projects. The contributions in this volume provide new information about a wide range of taxa from lichens to primates, from various temperate and tropical regions around the world, in the context of plantation forestry, combined with suggestions for forest management at both stand and landscape levels, to improve biodiversity conservation. The findings are equally of interest to the scientific community, policy makers and forest managers. The topical examples of applied conservation issues will make the volume also highly valuable for use in conservation biology courses.

Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation, volume 17:5 (2008)


Afforestation Biodiversity conservation Conservation biology Forest management Landscape ecology Plantation forests biodiversity ecology ecosystem forest

Editors and affiliations

  • Eckehard G. Brockerhoff
    • 1
  • Hervé Jactel
    • 2
  • John A. Parrotta
    • 3
  • Christopher P. Quine
    • 4
  • Jeffrey Sayer
    • 5
  • David L. Hawksworth
    • 6
  1. 1.Scion (New Zealand Forest Research Institute)ChristchurchNew Zealand
  2. 2.INRACestas CedexFrance
  3. 3.U.S. Forest Service Research & DevelopmentArlingtonUSA
  4. 4.Forest Research Northern Research StationRoslin, MidlothianUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.IUCN The World Conservation Union Forest ConservationGlandSwitzerland
  6. 6.Dept. Biología Vegetal IIUniversidad Complutense Fac. FarmaciaMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Plantation Forests and Biodiversity: Oxymoron or Opportunity?
  • Editors Eckehard G. Brockerhoff
    Hervé Jactel
    John A. Parrotta
    Chris P. Quine
    Jeffrey Sayer
    David Leslie Hawksworth
  • Series Title Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-481-2806-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-3685-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-90-481-2807-5
  • Series ISSN 1875-1288
  • Series E-ISSN 1875-1296
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 288
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation, Volume 17, No. 5, 2008
  • Topics Biodiversity
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