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  1. Content type: Research

    Coarse woody debris (CWD) is very important for forest ecosystems, particularly for biodiversity and carbon storage. Its relevance as a possible reservoir and source of nutrients is less clear, especially in c...

    Authors: Steffen Herrmann and Jürgen Bauhus

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:22

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    Over the last decades, many forest simulators have been developed for the forests of individual European countries. The underlying growth models are usually based on national datasets of varying size, obtained...

    Authors: Mart-Jan Schelhaas, Geerten M Hengeveld, Nanny Heidema, Esther Thürig, Brigitte Rohner, Giorgio Vacchiano, Jordi Vayreda, John Redmond, Jarosław Socha, Jonas Fridman, Stein Tomter, Heino Polley, Susana Barreiro and Gert-Jan Nabuurs

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:21

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    Climate change triggered many studies showing that trends and events of environmental conditions can reduce but also accelerate growth at the stand and individual tree level. However, it is still rather unknow...

    Authors: Hans Pretzsch, Gerhard Schütze and Peter Biber

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:20

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    The main objective of this study was to examine the climatic sensitivity of the radial growth response of 13 eastern white pine (Pinus strobus L.) provenances planted at seven test sites throughout the northern p...

    Authors: Sophan Chhin, Ronald S. Zalesny Jr, William C. Parker and John Brissette

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:18

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    Volume and taper equations are essential for obtaining estimates of total and merchantable stem volume. Taper functions provide advantages to merchantable volume equations because they estimate diameter inside...

    Authors: Krishna P. Poudel, Hailemariam Temesgen and Andrew N. Gray

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:16

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    Forestry offers possibilities to sequestrate carbon in living biomass, deadwood and forest soil, as well as in products prepared of wood. In addition, the use of wood may reduce carbon emissions from fossil fu...

    Authors: Timo Pukkala

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:11

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    Forest health is currently assessed in Europe (ICP Forests monitoring program). Crown defoliation and dieback, tree mortality, and pathogenic damage are the main aspects considered in tree health assessment. T...

    Authors: Filippo Bussotti, Matteo Feducci, Giovanni Iacopetti, Filomena Maggino, Martina Pollastrini and Federico Selvi

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:12

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    Australia’s energy future is at the crossroads and the role of renewable sources is in focus. Biomass from sustainably managed forests provide a significant opportunity for electricity and heat generation and ...

    Authors: Michael R. Ngugi, Victor J. Neldner, Sean Ryan, Tom Lewis, Jiaorong Li, Phillip Norman and Michelle Mogilski

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:6

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    There are many satellite systems acquiring environmental data on the world. Acquired global remote sensing datasets require ground reference data in order to calibrate them and assess their quality. Regarding ...

    Authors: Krzysztof Stereńczak, Marek Lisańczuk and Yousef Erfanifard

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:1

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    Generalized height-diameter curves based on a re-parameterized version of the Korf function for Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.), Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) and silver birch (Betula pendula Roth) in ...

    Authors: Matthias Schmidt, Johannes Breidenbach and Rasmus Astrup

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:9

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    Knowledge of the different kinds of tree communities that currently exist can provide a baseline for assessing the ecological attributes of forests and monitoring future changes. Forest inventory data can faci...

    Authors: Jennifer K. Costanza, Don Faber-Langendoen, John W. Coulston and David N. Wear

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:8

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    Two approaches mark the difference between the “ecological” and “agricultural” view of the biodiversity/growth relation. In ecology the trend is averaged by taking monocultures of all species as baseline to ev...

    Authors: E. D. Schulze, O. Bouriaud, U. Weber, C. Roscher, D. Hessenmoeller, F. Kroiher and P. Schall

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:3

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    Ecosystem representation is one key component in assessing the biodiversity impacts of land-use changes that will irrevocably alter natural ecosystems. We show how detailed vegetation plot data can be used to ...

    Authors: Kathrin Affeld, Susan K. Wiser, Ian J. Payton and Miquel DeCáceres

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:13

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    Trees play crucial roles in the biosphere and societies worldwide, with a total of 60,065 tree species currently identified. Increasingly, a large amount of data on tree species occurrences is being generated ...

    Authors: Josep M. Serra-Diaz, Brian J. Enquist, Brian Maitner, Cory Merow and Jens-C. Svenning

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 4:30

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    Forests are a key component of the global carbon cycle, and research is needed into the effects of human-driven and natural processes on their carbon pools. Airborne laser scanning (ALS) produces detailed 3D m...

    Authors: David A. Coomes, Daniel Šafka, James Shepherd, Michele Dalponte and Robert Holdaway

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:10

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    Canopy structure, defined by leaf area index (LAI), fractional vegetation cover (FCover) and fraction of absorbed photosynthetically active radiation (fAPAR), regulates a wide range of forest functions and eco...

    Authors: Marion Pfeifer, Alemu Gonsamo, William Woodgate, Luis Cayuela, Andrew R. Marshall, Alicia Ledo, Timothy C. E. Paine, Rob Marchant, Andrew Burt, Kim Calders, Colin Courtney-Mustaphi, Aida Cuni-Sanchez, Nicolas J. Deere, Dereje Denu, Jose Gonzalez de Tanago, Robin Hayward…

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:7

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    The State of Arunachal Pradesh is part of the Himalaya biodiversity hotspots distributed over an area with the largest elevation gradients in the world, ranging from lowland tropical forests to alpine vegetation.

    Authors: P. Saikia, J. Deka, S. Bharali, Amit Kumar, O. P. Tripathi, L. B. Singha, S. Dayanandan and M. L. Khan

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2017 4:28

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    Fujian cypress (Fokienia hodginsii) is a highly valued but endangered tree species. The Ta Xua Nature Reserve in Vietnam is one of its main conservation centers. This nature reserve consists of a fully protected ...

    Authors: Thi Hoa Hong Dao and Dirk Hölscher

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2017 4:29

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