Hyvarinen, E., M. Simila and P. Virnes
In order to evaluate the effectiveness of forest restoration a monitoring site network has been established. Effects of restoration on two focal species groups – beetles and polypores – are monitored along with the development of stand structure. The very first results obtained from the monitoring network show that increasing volume of dead wood increased the number of beetle species compared to the control plots both in pine-dominated and in spruce-dominated stands. The species communities composed largely of phloem feeders and their related species. These are usually good dispersers and thus well able to locate newly formed resources.
European Conference on Ecological Restoration