Resilience of bryophytes to timber harvesting
thesisposted on 2012-07-01, 00:00 authored by B Sinclair
The bryoflora showed a temporal sequence in composition and richness following clearfell-burn-sow logging. Although species richness increased with age, logging practices do not allow sufficient time for bryophytes to regain parity with old growth forests. Thus our bryoflora is not resilient to logging and are disappearing. This has potentially serious on-flow effects for vertebrate and bird diversity.