As such, CWD could create spatially discrete patches of high biological productivity, as demonstrated for understorey plants in former temperate woodlands (Goldin and Brookhouse 2014).
However, surface-soil carbon within temperate woodland remnants is higher than in grassy areas where trees are absent (Prober et al.
The scientists say they are at least as rich as grassland communities in the temperate woodlands
of Victoria's national and state parks, previously described as among the richest known terrestrial vegetation.
Research programmes will link the collections at the gardens, encompassing the flora of the site itself, of Wales and west-Atlantic Europe, of Mediterranean regions and of temperate woodlands
Together they have written original descriptions of their tropical forests, temperate woodlands
, upland lakes, karstic terrains, desert landscapes, open prairies, mountainous highlands, rocky seashores or other land or waterscape.
Effected areas include not only the tropical forests of Central America, Indonesia and Australia, but also such temperate woodlands
as the Tonass National Forest in Alaska, threatened by logging.
In many temperate woodlands
, firewood extraction is a major element in industrial forestry operations, and the effects are catastrophic for wildlife with loss of tree hollows, mature trees and damage to nutrient cycles and invertebrate habitat.
once covered around 80 million hectares of southern Australia.