Effects of Reduced-Impact Logging on Decomposers in the Deramakot Forest Reserve

  • Motohiro HasegawaEmail author
  • Arthur Y. C. Chung
  • Tomohiro Yoshida
  • Tsutomu Hattori
  • Masahiro Sueyoshi
  • Masamichi T. Ito
  • Satoshi Kita
Part of the Ecological Research Monographs book series (ECOLOGICAL)


The management of natural tropical production forests is charged to meet with mutually exclusive demands, that is, the production of wood materials and the conservation of biodiversity. One possible way of meeting both demands is to introduce improved management techniques such as reduced-impact logging. The effectiveness of reduced-impact logging in maintaining biodiversity was recognized in selected organisms (e.g., mammals; Mannan et al. 2008). However, this concept needs to be further substantiated in other taxa because benefits of reduced-impact logging can be specific to certain taxonomic groups only.


Coarse Woody Debris Soil Fauna Dung Beetle Oribatid Mite Decomposer Community 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Motohiro Hasegawa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Arthur Y. C. Chung
    • 2
  • Tomohiro Yoshida
    • 3
  • Tsutomu Hattori
    • 1
  • Masahiro Sueyoshi
    • 1
  • Masamichi T. Ito
    • 4
  • Satoshi Kita
    • 5
  1. 1.Forestry and Forest Products Research InstituteTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.Sabah Forestry DepartmentForest Research CentreSandakanMalaysia
  3. 3.Field Science Center, Faculty of AgricultureTokyo University of Agriculture and TechnologyTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Surugadai UniversityHannoJapan
  5. 5.Laboratory of Forest Ecology, Graduate School of AgricultureKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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