In Parrott, J. & MacKenzie, N., editors, Aspen in Scotland: Biodiversity and Management, pages 1–6. Highland Aspen Group. Paper abstract bibtex
This paper presents a short overview of the importance of aspen for forest biodiversity in boreal northern Europe. I will first present some figures of the number of species associated with aspen. Next, I will explain a few highlights related to the occurrence and dynamics of aspen trees in boreal landscapes. Finally, I will present some aspects on the possibilities to maintain and restore aspen and its associated biota.