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Table 4 The eligibility criteria for article screening for the study question 1

From: What are the effects of even-aged and uneven-aged forest management on boreal forest biodiversity in Fennoscandia and European Russia? A systematic review protocol

Question elements Eligibility criteria
Population Included: Boreal forests in Fennoscandia and European Russia
Exposure Included: Even-aged and uneven-aged management
Comparators Included: Different forest management regimes, including retention forestry, and areas with no intervention, including protected forest areas, national parks Excluded: Non-forest lands, e.g. agricultural areas, parks in urban areas, wooded fields, e.g. christmas tree plantations
Outcomes Included: Species richness, species diversity, abundance Excluded: Community composition indices
Study design Included: Before-after (BA), control-intervention studies (CI), and studies combining both (BACI). Also, randomized controlled trials (RCT).