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  1. Content type: Research

    Understorey vegetation is a key biodiversity component of forest ecosystems. Previous studies examined its relations with the overstorey mainly in terms of taxonomic diversity, composition or productivity. So ...

    Authors: Andrea Coppi, Lorenzo Lazzaro, Evy Ampoorter, Lander Baeten, Kris Verheyen and Federico Selvi

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:37

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    Being the product of the same environment, soil and vegetation are mutually associated with each other, but the relationships between edaphic properties and vegetation characteristics are still far from clear....

    Authors: Natalia V. Lukina, Elena V. Tikhonova, Maria A. Danilova, Olga N. Bakhmet, Aleksandr M. Kryshen, Daria N. Tebenkova, Anastasia I. Kuznetsova, Vadim E. Smirnov, Tatiana Yu Braslavskaya, Aleksey V. Gornov, Maksim P. Shashkov, Svetlana V. Knyazeva, Anton D. Kataev, Ludmila G. Isaeva and Natalia V. Zukert

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:34

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    Soil respiration in forest ecosystems is an important part of the forest carbon (C) cycle. Studying the variation patterns of soil respiration under acid rain conditions is critically important for understandi...

    Authors: Yifan Li, Yunqi Wang, Yujie Wang and Bin Wang

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:32

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  4. Content type: Research

    Understanding the mechanisms underlying plant water use in response to drought is critical to predicting the trend of ecosystem development under a changing environment, while the responses of water use in clo...

    Authors: Xi-Pin Wu, Shirong Liu, Junwei Luan, Yi Wang and Chunju Cai

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:31

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  5. Content type: Research

    Dissimilarity in community composition is one of the most fundamental and conspicuous features by which different forest ecosystems may be distinguished. Traditional estimates of community dissimilarity are ba...

    Authors: Minhui Hao, J. Javier Corral-Rivas, M. Socorro González-Elizondo, K. Narayanagowda Ganeshaiah, M. Guadalupe Nava-Miranda, Chunyu Zhang, Xiuhai Zhao and Klaus von Gadow

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:30

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  6. Content type: Research

    China has a long tradition of managing planted forests. Different species of Populus, Eucalyptus, Larix, Cunninghamia and Pinus are planted to satisfy the local demand for wood products and provide ecological ser...

    Authors: Gongqiao Zhang, Gangying Hui, Yanbo Hu, Zhonghua Zhao, Xiuling Guan, Klaus von Gadow and Ganggang Zhang

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:28

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  7. Content type: Research

    The flow of goods and services occurring in catchment areas allows the production of a series of ecosystem services. These have a direct impact on the inhabitants of the territory, who in turn recognise and va...

    Authors: Carlos Esse, Rodrigo Santander-Massa, Francisco Encina-Montoya, Patricio De los Ríos, David Fonseca and Pablo Saavedra

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:25

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  8. Content type: Research

    Many regions in the world are experiencing changes in precipitation pattern, which likely impact soil nitrogen cycling and availability. However, we know little about how soil nitrogen processes respond to dro...

    Authors: Lin Chen, Yuanguang Wen, Ji Zeng, Hui Wang, Jingxin Wang, Bernard Dell and Shirong Liu

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:14

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  9. Content type: Research

    Lately, terrestrial point clouds have drawn attention as a new data source for in situ forest investigations. So far, terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) has the highest data quality among all terrestrial point c...

    Authors: Xinlian Liang, Yunsheng Wang, Jiri Pyörälä, Matti Lehtomäki, Xiaowei Yu, Harri Kaartinen, Antero Kukko, Eija Honkavaara, Aimad E. I. Issaoui, Olli Nevalainen, Matti Vaaja, Juho-Pekka Virtanen, Masato Katoh and Songqiu Deng

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:20

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  10. Content type: Research

    The nonstructural carbohydrates (NSCs) of plants are posited to be crucial traits for the resistance and resilience of plants to climate change-induced drought and flooding. However, the potential effects of p...

    Authors: Bin Yang, Changhui Peng, Qiuan Zhu, Xiaolu Zhou, Weiguo Liu, Min Duan, Hui Wang, Zhihao Liu, Xinyi Guo and Meng Wang

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:23

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  11. Content type: Research

    Forests are increasingly valued for non-timber ecosystem services in place of conventional wood fiber production. Biomass carbon sequestration is one of the key ecosystem services forests are relied upon for m...

    Authors: Xuhua Li, Tanzeel Javaid Aini Farooqi, Chao Jiang, Shirong Liu and Osbert Jianxin Sun

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:22

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  12. Content type: Research

    To accurately and efficiently quantify forest carbon stocks, a good forest inventory using appropriate sampling that minimizes costs and human effort is needed for landowners who want to enter carbon offset ma...

    Authors: Yingbing Chen, Ting-Ru Yang, Yung-Han Hsu, John A. Kershaw Jr and Dale Prest

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:13

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  13. Content type: Discussion

    Human impacts on Earth’s ecosystems have greatly intensified in the last decades. This is reflected in unexpected disturbance events, as well as new and increasing socio-economic demands, all of which are affe...

    Authors: Christian Messier, Jürgen Bauhus, Frederik Doyon, Fanny Maure, Rita Sousa-Silva, Philippe Nolet, Marco Mina, Núria Aquilué, Marie-Josée Fortin and Klaus Puettmann

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:21

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  14. Content type: Research

    Climate-induced challenge remains a growing concern in the dry tropics, threatening carbon sink potential of tropical dry forests. Hence, understanding their responses to the changing climate is of high priori...

    Authors: Zenebe Girmay Siyum, J. O. Ayoade, M. A. Onilude and Motuma Tolera Feyissa

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:15

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  15. Content type: Research

    Soil temperature and moisture are sensitive indicators in soil organic matter decomposition because they control global carbon and water cycles and their potential feedback to climatic variations. Although the...

    Authors: Min Yan, Zengyuan Li, Xin Tian, Li Zhang and Yu Zhou

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:12

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  16. Content type: Research

    Tree species represent 20% of the vascular plant species worldwide and they play a crucial role in the global functioning of the biosphere. The Mediterranean Basin is one of the 36 world biodiversity hotspots,...

    Authors: Frédéric Médail, Anne-Christine Monnet, Daniel Pavon, Toni Nikolic, Panayotis Dimopoulos, Gianluigi Bacchetta, Juan Arroyo, Zoltán Barina, Marwan Cheikh Albassatneh, Gianniantonio Domina, Bruno Fady, Vlado Matevski, Stephen Mifsud and Agathe Leriche

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:17

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  17. Content type: Research

    Environmental change has resulted in changes in forest growth in Europe during the last century. This has consequences for the products and services delivered by forest. Mixing tree species is often proposed a...

    Authors: Astrid Vannoppen, Vincent Kint, Quentin Ponette, Kris Verheyen and Bart Muys

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:10

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  18. Content type: Research

    We investigated how the precision and costs of forest resource estimates for sample plots of different type and size depend on the spatial structure of forests and jointly studied the effects of tree density a...

    Authors: Henrike Häbel, Mikko Kuronen, Helena M. Henttonen, Annika Kangas and Mari Myllymäki

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:8

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  19. Content type: Research

    The effect of forest fire on soil is complex and relatively less understood than its above ground effect. Understanding the effect of fire on forest soils can allow improving management of valuable forest ecos...

    Authors: Satyam Verma, Dharmatma Singh, Ajeet Kumar Singh and Shanmuganathan Jayakumar

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:6

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  20. Content type: Research

    European forests are considered a crucial resource for supplying biomass to a growing bio-economy in Europe. This study aimed to assess the potential availability of forest biomass from European forests and it...

    Authors: Pieter Johannes Verkerk, Joanne Brighid Fitzgerald, Pawan Datta, Matthias Dees, Geerten Martijn Hengeveld, Marcus Lindner and Sergey Zudin

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:5

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  21. Content type: Research

    Winter moth (Operophtera brumata) and mottled umber moth (Erannis defoliaria) are forest Lepidoptera species characterized by periodic high abundance in a 7–11 year cycle. During outbreak years they cause severe ...

    Authors: Anika Hittenbeck, Ronald Bialozyt and Matthias Schmidt

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:4

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  22. Content type: Research

    The global decrease in wildlife populations, especially birds, is mainly due to land use change and increasing intensity of land use (Parmesan and Yohe 2003). However, impacts of management tools to mitigate biod...

    Authors: Ernst Detlef Schulze, Dylan Craven, Andrew M. Durso, Jiri Reif, Marcus Guderle, Franz Kroiher, Petra Hennig, Anne Weiserbs, Peter Schall, Christian Ammer and Nico Eisenhauer

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:3

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  23. Content type: Research

    Soil organic carbon (SOC) is a large reservoir of terrestrial carbon (C); it consists of different fractions of varying complexity and stability. Partitioning SOC into different pools of decomposability help b...

    Authors: Xiaolu Sun, Zuoxin Tang, Michael G. Ryan, Yeming You and Osbert Jianxin Sun

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:1

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  24. Content type: Research

    Plants have been hypothesized to maintain strong control over xylem tension by closing stomata and to operate at a water potential above or near the critical potential at which cavitation commences. An alterna...

    Authors: Dayong Fan, Shouren Zhang, Hui Yan, Qian Wu, Xinwu Xu and Xiangping Wang

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:40

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  25. Content type: Research

    Accurate downed woody debris (DWD) volume or mass estimates are needed for numerous applications such as fuel loading, forest carbon, and biodiversity/habitat assessments. The line-intersect sampling (LIS) met...

    Authors: Shawn Fraver, Mark J. Ducey, Christopher W. Woodall, Anthony W. D’Amato, Amy M. Milo and Brian J. Palik

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:39

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  26. Content type: Research

    Coupling biomass models with nutrient concentrations can provide sound estimations of carbon and nutrient contents, enabling the improvement of carbon and nutrient balance in forest ecosystems. Although nutrie...

    Authors: Roque Rodríguez-Soalleiro, Cristina Eimil-Fraga, Esteban Gómez-García, Juan Daniel García-Villabrille, Alberto Rojo-Alboreca, Fernando Muñoz, Nerea Oliveira, Hortensia Sixto and César Pérez-Cruzado

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:35

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  27. Content type: Research

    Recent projections expect that Vietnam will be affected most severely by climate change with higher temperatures, more precipitation and rising sea levels. Especially increased temperatures will worsen the sit...

    Authors: Astrid Moser-Reischl, Enno Uhl, Thomas Rötzer, Peter Biber, Tran van Con, Nguyen Thanh Tan and Hans Pretzsch

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:37

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  28. Content type: Research

    Forest management decisions are based on expectations of future developments. For sound decisions it is essential to accurately predict the expected values in future developments and to account for their inher...

    Authors: Matthias Albert, Ralf-Volker Nagel, Johannes Sutmöller and Matthias Schmidt

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:33

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  29. Content type: Research

    The importance of structurally diverse forests for the conservation of biodiversity and provision of a wide range of ecosystem services has been widely recognised. However, tools to quantify structural diversi...

    Authors: Felix Storch, Carsten F. Dormann and Jürgen Bauhus

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:34

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  30. Content type: Research

    Rapid economic development in China has resulted in an increase in severe air pollution in city groups such as the Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei Metropolitan Region. PM2.5 (fine particles with an aerodynamic equivalent d...

    Authors: Junqi Ding, Xiaoxiu Lun, Weifang Ma, Lu Zhao, Yingying Cao, Fengbin Sun and Renna Li

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:36

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  31. Content type: Research

    Leaf Area Index (LAI) is an important parameter used in monitoring and modeling of forest ecosystems. The aim of this study was to evaluate performance of the artificial neural network (ANN) models to predict ...

    Authors: İlker Ercanlı, Alkan Günlü, Muammer Şenyurt and Sedat Keleş

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:29

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  32. Content type: Research

    In the context of ecosystem management, the present study aims to compare the natural and the present-day forested landscapes of a large territory in Quebec (Canada). Using contemporary and long-term fire cycl...

    Authors: Pierre Grondin, Sylvie Gauthier, Véronique Poirier, Patrice Tardif, Yan Boucher and Yves Bergeron

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:30

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  33. Content type: Research

    The distribution of forest vegetation within urban environments is critically important as it influences urban environmental conditions and the energy exchange through the absorption of solar radiation and mod...

    Authors: Giona Matasci, Nicholas C. Coops, David A. R. Williams and Nick Page

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:31

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  34. Content type: Research

    Over the last decades interest has grown on how climate change impacts forest resources. However, one of the main constraints is that meteorological stations are riddled with missing climatic data. This study ...

    Authors: Alonso Barrios, Guillermo Trincado and René Garreaud

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:28

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  35. Content type: Review

    Canada’s boreal forest represents an important contributor of the world’s wood supply industry. However, maintaining or increasing productivity of the boreal forest may be challenging in areas dominated by for...

    Authors: Benoit Lafleur, Nicole J. Fenton, Martin Simard, Alain Leduc, David Paré, Osvaldo Valeria and Yves Bergeron

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:27

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  36. Content type: Research

    Improved understanding of the processes shaping the assembly of tropical tree communities is crucial for gaining insights into the evolution of forest communities and biological diversity. The climate is thoug...

    Authors: K. Nagaraju Shivaprakash, B. R. Ramesh, Ramanan Umashaanker and Selvadurai Dayanandan

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:25

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