Latest publication from our past R&D project - "Wind & Biodiversity" sheds light on forest management to ensure sustainability of bat populations
This recently published scientific article was part of our past R&D project - Project Wind & Biodiversity, and aimed to propose management measures for coniferous production forests, to ensure sustainability of bat populations. Based on our results, two straightforward management actions should be implemented in coniferous production forests to increase their value for bat assemblages: the maintenance of old coniferous stands, and the cutting of dry branches at the subcanopy level.
See more in: Pereira MJR, Filipa Peste F, Paula A, Pereira P, Bernardino J, Vieira J, Bastos C, Mascarenhas M, Costa H. and Fonseca C. 2016. Managing coniferous production forests towards bat conservation. Wildlife Research 43(1) 80-92.