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  1. The aim of this study was to construct a nationwide stand age model by using National Forest Inventory (NFI) data and nationwide airborne laser scanning (ALS) data. In plantation forestry, age is usually known...

    Authors: Matti Maltamo, Hermanni Kinnunen, Annika Kangas and Lauri Korhonen

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:44

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  2. The increasing availability of remotely sensed data has recently challenged the traditional way of performing forest inventories, and induced an interest in model-based inference. Like traditional design-based...

    Authors: Svetlana Saarela, André Wästlund, Emma Holmström, Alex Appiah Mensah, Sören Holm, Mats Nilsson, Jonas Fridman and Göran Ståhl

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:43

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  3. Modelling aboveground biomass (AGB) in forest and woodland ecosystems is critical for accurate estimation of carbon stocks. However, scarcity of allometric models for predicting AGB remains an issue that has n...

    Authors: Raymond Aabeyir, Stephen Adu-Bredu, Wilson Agyei Agyare and Michael J. C. Weir

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:41

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  4. Land-use change and forest management may alter soil organic matter (SOM) and nutrient dynamics, due in part to alterations in litter input and quality. Acacia was introduced in eucalypt plantations establishe...

    Authors: Lydie-Stella Koutika, Lorenzo Cafiero, Annamaria Bevivino and Agustín Merino

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:40

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  5. This study aimed to determine the litterfall production, accumulation, decomposition rate and nutrient stocks, and to estimate the soil carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) stocks in three palm swamp ecosystems with di...

    Authors: Gracielle de Brito Sales, Taynan Aquilles Marinho Lessa, Daniela Aparecida Freitas, Maria das Dores Magalhães Veloso, Maria Ligia de Souza Silva, Luiz Arnaldo Fernandes and Leidivan Almeida Frazão

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:39

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  6. Natural afforestation of former agricultural lands with alder species is common in Europe. Symbiotic nitrogen fixation by actinomycetes associated with alder species has been widely used for improvement of soi...

    Authors: Oļģerts Nikodemus, Dārta Kaupe, Imants Kukuļs, Guntis Brūmelis, Raimonds Kasparinskis, Iluta Dauškane and Agita Treimane

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:38

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  7. Forests are an important component of the global carbon (C) cycle and can be net sources or sinks of CO2, thus mitigating or exacerbating the effects of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. While forest produc...

    Authors: Oleksandra Hararuk, Werner A. Kurz and Markus Didion

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:36

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  8. Schima genus of Theaceae is confined to subtropics and tropics of South, East and Southeast Asia. Thirteen species of Schima are distributed in subtropical China. Many of them appear as dominant canopy species in...

    Authors: Cindy Q. Tang, Peng-Bin Han, Shuaifeng Li, Li-Qin Shen, Diao-Shun Huang, Yun-Fang Li, Ming-Chun Peng, Chong-Yun Wang, Xiao-Shuang Li, Wei Li, Wei Wang and Zhi-Ying Zhang

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:35

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  9. Climate change may strongly influence soil erosion risk, namely through variations in the precipitation pattern. Forests may contribute to mitigate the impacts of climate change on soil erosion and forest mana...

    Authors: Ana Raquel Rodrigues, Brigite Botequim, Catarina Tavares, Patrícia Pécurto and José G. Borges

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:34

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  10. The LiBackpack is a recently developed backpack light detection and ranging (LiDAR) system that combines the flexibility of human walking with the nearby measurement in all directions to provide a novel and ef...

    Authors: Yuyang Xie, Jie Zhang, Xiangwu Chen, Shuxin Pang, Hui Zeng and Zehao Shen

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:33

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  11. Soil and vegetation have a direct impact on the process and direction of plant community succession, and determine the structure, function, and productivity of ecosystems. However, little is known about the sy...

    Authors: Chan Chen, Xi Fang, Wenhua Xiang, Pifeng Lei, Shuai Ouyang and Yakov Kuzyakov

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:32

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  12. Forest canopy height is a key forest structure parameter. Precisely estimating forest canopy height is vital to improve forest management and ecological modelling. Compared with discrete-return LiDAR (Light De...

    Authors: Cheng Wang, Shezhou Luo, Xiaohuan Xi, Sheng Nie, Dan Ma and Youju Huang

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:31

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  13. Fires have a fundamental impact on phytocoenoses and, depending on the size of the fire, can have a positive or negative effect. The role of fires in the formation of the species composition of plants, restora...

    Authors: Ewa Błońska, Bartłomiej Bednarz, Magdalena Kacprzyk, Wojciech Piaszczyk and Jarosław Lasota

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:28

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  14. Scenario analyses that evaluate management effects on the long-term provision and sustainability of forest ecosystem services and biodiversity (ESB) also need to account for disturbances. The objectives of thi...

    Authors: Christian Temperli, Clemens Blattert, Golo Stadelmann, Urs-Beat Brändli and Esther Thürig

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:27

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  15. Tropical forests play a fundamental role in the provision of diverse ecosystem services, such as biodiversity, climate and air quality regulation, freshwater provision, carbon cycling, agricultural support and...

    Authors: Graciela Tejada, Eric Bastos Görgens, Alex Ovando and Jean Pierre Ometto

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:25

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  16. Global warming has brought many negative impacts on terrestrial ecosystems, which makes the vulnerability of ecosystems one of the hot issues in current ecological research. Here, we proposed an assessment met...

    Authors: Kai Xu, Xiangping Wang, Chao Jiang and Osbert Jianxin Sun

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:23

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  17. A number of hypotheses and theories, such as the Janzen-Connell hypothesis, have been proposed to explain the natural maintenance of biodiversity in tropical and temperate forest ecosystems. However, to date t...

    Authors: Arne Pommerening, Hongxiang Wang and Zhonghua Zhao

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:22

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  18. Forest management affects the viability of forest grouse populations, causing alterations to habitat quality. At the regional level, common targets for wood harvesting and safeguarding of specific habitats are...

    Authors: Helena Haakana, Esa Huhta, Hannu Hirvelä and Tuula Packalen

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:21

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  19. Much land is subject to damage by construction, development and exploitation with consequent loss of environmental function and services. How might the loss be recovered?

    Authors: Mike Mentis

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:19

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  20. Deep Learning Algorithms (DLA) have become prominent as an application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Techniques since 2010. This paper introduces the DLA to predict the relationships between individual tree ...

    Authors: İlker Ercanlı

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:12

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  21. Large area forest inventories often use regular grids (with a single random start) of sample locations to ensure a uniform sampling intensity across the space of the surveyed populations. A design-unbiased est...

    Authors: Steen Magnussen, Ronald E. McRoberts, Johannes Breidenbach, Thomas Nord-Larsen, Göran Ståhl, Lutz Fehrmann and Sebastian Schnell

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:17

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  22. Net primary productivity (NPP) in forests plays an important role in the global carbon cycle. However, it is not well known about the increase rate of China’s forest NPP, and there are different opinions about...

    Authors: Yuhe Ji, Guangsheng Zhou, Tianxiang Luo, Yakir Dan, Li Zhou and Xiaomin Lv

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:15

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  23. Gap models are individual-based models for forests. They simulate dynamic multispecies assemblages over multiple tree-generations and predict forest responses to altered environmental conditions. Their develop...

    Authors: H. H. Shugart, Adrianna Foster, Bin Wang, Dan Druckenbrod, Jianyong Ma, Manuel Lerdau, Sassan Saatchi, Xi Yang and Xiaodong Yan

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:14

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  24. Forest inventories are increasingly based on airborne laser scanning (ALS). In Finland, the results of these inventories are calculated for small grid cells, 16 m by 16 m in size. Use of grid data in forest pl...

    Authors: Timo Pukkala

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:13

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  25. In Mediterranean mountain socio-ecosystems, both grazing by livestock and the dry season may influence tree regeneration. However, the relative contributions of these drivers are poorly known, even though pres...

    Authors: Xavier Fortuny, Christopher Carcaillet and Sandrine Chauchard

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:11

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  26. Inbreeding in seed orchards is expected to increase with the advancement of breeding cycles, which results in the delivery of crops with suboptimal genetic gain, reduced genetic diversity, and lower seed set. ...

    Authors: Boning Yang, Haihong Sun, Jiandong Qi, Shihui Niu, Yousry A. El-Kassaby and Wei Li

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:10

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  27. Understanding the spatial pattern and driving factors of forest carbon density in mountainous terrain is of great importance for monitoring forest carbon in support of sustainable forest management for mitigat...

    Authors: Lina Sun, Mengben Wang and Xiaohui Fan

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:9

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  28. Recent warming is affecting species composition and species areal distribution of many regions. However, although most treeline studies have estimated the rates of forest expansion into tundra, still little is...

    Authors: Nadezhda M. Devi, Vladimir V. Kukarskih, Аrina A. Galimova, Valeriy S. Mazepa and Andrey A. Grigoriev

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:7

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  29. Fagus sylvatica forms the treeline across the Apennines mountain range, with an average elevation of 1589 m a.s.l. Previous studies evidenced that the current position of the treeline in the Apennines is heavily ...

    Authors: Giuliano Bonanomi, Maurizio Zotti, Valentina Mogavero, Gaspare Cesarano, Luigi Saulino, Angelo Rita, Giulio Tesei, Marina Allegrezza, Antonio Saracino and Emilia Allevato

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:5

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  30. Species turnover (β-diversity) along elevational gradients is one of the most important concepts in plant ecology. However, there is a lack of consensus about the main driving mechanisms of tree β-diversity at...

    Authors: Johanna Andrea Martínez-Villa, Sebastián González-Caro and Álvaro Duque

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:2

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  31. The universal occurrence of randomly distributed dark holes (i.e., data pits appearing within the tree crown) in LiDAR-derived canopy height models (CHMs) negatively affects the accuracy of extracted forest in...

    Authors: Wuming Zhang, Shangshu Cai, Xinlian Liang, Jie Shao, Ronghai Hu, Sisi Yu and Guangjian Yan

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:1

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  32. Predictive models shed light on aboveground fungal yield dynamics and can assist decision-making in forestry by integrating this valuable non-wood forest product into forest management planning. However, the c...

    Authors: Mariola Sánchez-González, Sergio de-Miguel, Pablo Martin-Pinto, Fernando Martínez-Peña, María Pasalodos-Tato, Juan Andrés Oria-de-Rueda, Juan Martínez de Aragón, Isabel Cañellas and José Antonio Bonet

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:52

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  33. In recent decades the future of global forests has been a matter of increasing concern, particularly in relation to the threat of forest ecosystem responses under potential climate change. To the future predic...

    Authors: Xiaolu Zhou, Xiangdong Lei, Caixia Liu, Huabing Huang, Carl Zhou and Changhui Peng

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:51

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  34. Global change is causing an increase in the incidence of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on forests, which frequently interact synergistically and promote changes in forest structure, composition and fu...

    Authors: Teresa Alfaro Reyna, Jordi Martínez-Vilalta and Javier Retana

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:50

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  35. Within the framework of close-to-nature forestry, oak forest (Quercus robur, Q. petraea) regeneration techniques that consider both silvicultural and nature conservation demands have become a very important issue...

    Authors: Andreas Mölder, Holger Sennhenn-Reulen, Christoph Fischer, Hendrik Rumpf, Egbert Schönfelder, Johannes Stockmann and Ralf-Volker Nagel

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:49

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  36. Harvesting of forest products is a widespread driver of disturbance in developing nations, where policies are increasingly aimed at managing natural forests for sustainable use. There is thus need for research...

    Authors: Jessica Leaver, Johann C. Carstens and Michael I. Cherry

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:48

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  37. Forest productivity has a pivotal role in human well-being. Vegetation quantity, niche complementarity, mass-ratio, and soil resources are alternative/complementary ecological mechanisms driving productivity. ...

    Authors: Ariel Isaías Ayma-Romay and Horacio E. Bown

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:47

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