Forest management and wildlife: the systemic approach

Orazio Ciancio, Susanna Nocentini


The authors examine the relationship between classic forest management and simplification of forest stands. The single cause-single effect approach which has dominated classic forest management has reduced habitat carrying capacity. The limits of this approach are underlined and the authors point out the need for considering the forest as a complex biological system where both plants and animals interact not only with each other but also with economy, society and culture.


silviculture; biodiversity; wildlife management


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