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Biodiversity Management in Tasmania's Temperate Native Forests

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Sustainable Timber Tasmania's Dr Marie Yee's entry to the ILTER Most Striking Case competition on using the research from TERN's Warra Tall Eucalypt SuperSite to facilitate innovative biodiversity management in Tasmania's temperate native forests.

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Biodiversity Management in Tasmania's Temperate Native Forests

  1. 1. A LANDSCAPE APPROACH TO BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT IN TASMANIA’S TEMPERATE NATIVE FORESTS ILTER Most Striking Case Competition entry Marie Yee, Sustainable Timber Tasmania Warra LTER Photo credit : Yoav Bar Ness
  2. 2. Warra LTER Eucalypt SuperSite - Australia  Situated in the most productive temperate ecosystems of the world, the cool temperate west forest biome, uniquely extending across environmental and socioe-cological gradients.  A research hub for studying the dynamics of tall wet eucalypt forest, undertaking detailed baseline monitoring of cryptic biota, hosting multidisciplinary research that monitors long term biotic responses to natural and anthropogenic disturbance regimes.  Research findings scaled up to a landscape scale to help drive improvements in forest
  3. 3. Landscape Context Planning System Integrating landscape ecology into forest management GIS SYSTEMS PLANNING SYSTEMS MONITORING SYSTEMS IMPROVED MANAGEMENT Learnings from Warra LTER research have been used to help develop a new GIS-based conservation planning system that provides a landscape approach to biodiversity management in Tasmania’s public production forests.
  4. 4. Ongoing research using novel technology Helping to monitor and continually improve forest management Current projects at Warra include habitat mapping using LiDAR, bird monitoring using bioacoustic technology, and measuring carbon fluxes in relation to forest stress. Results from monitoring can readily be scenario tested using the LCP System, such that management can better keep apace with new information and emerging ecological trends in these changing times.

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