This project examines terrestrial gastropods as indicator organisms to study the effects of variable retention forest practices on the biodiversity of forest floor organisms within managed forest lands. Results will help guide retention practices.
prepared by Kristiina Ovaska and Lennart Sopuck.
Sopuck, Lennart G., Ovaska, Kristiina; Beese, W.J. (Bill). 2006. Terrestrial gastropods as focal species for monitoring the ecological effects of variable-retention logging practices: progress report for 2005 field season. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2006MR264