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Studies of biodiversity have been conducted primarily with the aim of establishing the impact of logging on the flora and fauna of the Budongo Forest. Obviously of great importance for conservation, these studies have important ramifications for forestry practice and management strategies. It has been found, for example, that selective logging can improve resource availability for primates. A secondary aim has been the detailed study of the behaviour and ecology of chimpanzees. Although much of this research has been pure, it has produced results that can be applied directly to forest management. It has been found that chimpanzees play a vital for the dispersal and regeneration of important timber species.
Examples of studies undertaken:
- Impact of selective logging on the density of diurnal primate populations: A.J. Plumptre Shrubs and herbs of the forest floor: E. Rogers