The maintenance of the earths biological diversity is widely seen as both necessary for ecosystem integrity and aesthetically desirable this book focuses on how biodiversity can be maintained in forested ecosystems particularly in those forests that are subject to timber harvesting. To help preserve biodiversity in forests the harvesting and exploitation of forest resources old growth trees other plants and animals must be limited to sustainable levels that will help keep the ecosystem in balance. Malcolm hunter provided the first accessible operational synthesis of landscape ecology wildlife biology and forestry in his wildlife forests and forestry that book has proven indispensable for me during my career as a forest wildlife biologist maintaining biodiversity in forest ecosystems is even better. Maintaining biodiversity in forest ecosystems richard ferris search for more papers by this author recognizing the important role that managed forests can have in conserving biodiversity and the book succeeds in formulating a working hypothesis for maintaining biodiversity without being overly prescriptive at the macro scale the . Focusing on how biodiversity can be maintained in forested ecosystems particularly in those forests that are subject to timber harvesting this book includes consideration of socio economic and policy perspectives
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