The management practice known as retention forestry, which involves deliberately leaving selected trees standing when wood is harvested, has spread to forests over much of the world and is bringing broad benefits to conservation, according to an assessment published in the July 2012 issue of BioScience.
BioScience, published monthly, is the journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS; www.aibs.org). BioScience is a forum for integrating the life sciences that publishes commentary and peer-reviewed articles. The journal has been published since 1964. AIBS is a meta-level organization for professional scientific societies and organizations that are involved with biology. It represents nearly 160 member societies and organizations. The article by Gustafsson and colleagues can be accessed ahead of print at www.aibs.org/bioscience-press-releases/ until early July.
The complete list of peer-reviewed articles in the July, 2012 issue of BioScience is as follows. These are now published ahead of print.Retention Forestry to Maintain Multifunctional Forests: A World Perspective.
Emilio Civantos, Wilfried Thuiller, Luigi Maiorano, Antoine Guisan, and Miguel B. Araújo
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Jessica R. Henkel, Bryan J. Sigel, and Caz M. TaylorCritical Habitat and the Role of Peer Review in Government Decisions.
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