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Individual study: Effect of silvicultural system on vascular flora in a wet sclerophyll forest in south-eastern Tasmania

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Wapstra M., Duncan F., Williams K. & Walsh D. (2003) Effect of silvicultural system on vascular flora in a wet sclerophyll forest in south-eastern Tasmania. Australian Forestry, 66, 247-257


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Log/remove trees within forests: effects on understory plants Forest Conservation

A replicated, before-and-after study in 1987-1993 in wet sclerophyll eucalypt forest in Tasmania, Australia (Wapstra et al. 2003) found that cutting treatments increased plant species richness. All treatments increased species richness/plot: clearcutting (before: 11; after: 15), group-selection (before: 13; after: 18) and partial-logging (before: 15; after: 22). Data were collected before (1987) and after (1995-1996) treatments in 44 group-selection (100 m diameter clearcut gaps) and 103 partial-logging (retaining 25%-50% of stems) plots (5 × 5 m), and in 25 clearcutting plots (20 × 20 m).