What is the aim of the review?
To systematically collate and synthesise published and unpublished evidence in order to address the question: “Are current management recommendations for conserving saproxylic invertebrates effective?” Within this, to investigate whether biotic and abiotic factors, such as those listed below, can be manipulated through site-based management in order to benefit saproxylic fauna:
- Provision of supplementary dead and decaying wood.
- Provision of simulated dead and decaying wood.
- Promotion of decay and cavities in younger trees.
- The microclimate surrounding dead and decaying wood (e.g., altering the degree of sun-exposure).