Salvage logging effects on regulating and supporting ecosystem services — a systematic map

Leverkus, Alexandro B.; Rey Benayas, José María; Castro, Jorge; Boucher, Dominique; Brewer, Stephen; Collins, Brandon M.; Donato, Daniel; Fraver, Shawn; Kishchuk, Barbara E.; Lee, Eun-Jae; Lindenmayer, David B.; Lingua, Emanuele; Macdonald, Ellen; Marzano, Raffaella; Rhoades, Charles C.; Royo, Alejandro; Thorn, Simon; Wagenbrenner, Joseph W.; Waldron, Kaysandra; Wohlgemuth, Thomas; Gustafsson, Lena. 2018. Salvage logging effects on regulating and supporting ecosystem services — a systematic map. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 48(9): 983-1000.
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Pacific Southwest Research Station

Wildfires, insect outbreaks, and windstorms are increasingly common forest disturbances. Post-disturbance management often involves salvage logging, i.e., the felling and removal of the affected trees; however, this practice may represent an additional disturbance with effects on ecosystem processes and services. We developed a systematic map to provide an overview of the primary studies on this topic and created a database with information on the characteristics of the retrieved publications, including information on stands, disturbance, intervention, measured outcomes, and study design. Of 4341 retrieved publications, 90 were retained in the systematic map. These publications represented 49 studies, predominantly from North America and Europe. Salvage logging after wildfire was addressed more frequently than after insect outbreaks or windstorms. 

salvage harvesting, sanitation logging, wildfire, insect outbreak, windthrow, North America, Europe, intervention, disturbance