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  1. Nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) deposition have largely affected soil respiration (Rs) in forest ecosystems. However, few studies have explored how N and P individually or in combination to influence Rs and its c...

    Authors: Junjun Zhang, Yong Li, Jinsong Wang, Weinan Chen, Dashuan Tian and Shuli Niu

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:37

    Content type: Research

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  2. In 2019, 100 years had elapsed since the first National Forest Inventory (NFI) was established in Norway. Motivated by a fear of over-exploitation of timber resources, NFIs today enable informed policy making ...

    Authors: Johannes Breidenbach, Ronald E. McRoberts, Iciar Alberdi, Clara Antón-Fernández and Erkki Tomppo

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:36

    Content type: Editorial

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  3. Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky), commonly known as Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), is a wood-boring insect that can cause lethal infestation to multiple borer leaf trees. In Gansu Province, northwest China,...

    Authors: Quan Zhou, Xudong Zhang, Linfeng Yu, Lili Ren and Youqing Luo

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:35

    Content type: Research

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  4. As one of the main components of land-use change, deforestation is considered the greatest threat to global environmental diversity with possible irreversible environmental consequences. Specifically, one exam...

    Authors: Shamsollah Ayoubi, Nafiseh Sadeghi, Farideh Abbaszadeh Afshar, Mohammad Reza Abdi, Mojtaba Zeraatpisheh and Jesus Rodrigo-Comino

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:32

    Content type: Research

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  5. Vegetation phenology research has largely focused on temperate deciduous forests, thus limiting our understanding of the response of evergreen vegetation to climate change in tropical and subtropical regions.

    Authors: Peixin Ren, Zelin Liu, Xiaolu Zhou, Changhui Peng, Jingfeng Xiao, Songhan Wang, Xing Li and Peng Li

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:31

    Content type: Research

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  6. Climate extremes are likely to become more common in the future and are expected to change ecosystem processes and functions. As important consumers of seeds in forests, rodents are likely to affect forest reg...

    Authors: Qingqiu Zhou, Debao Li, Shangwen Xia, Zhe Chen, Bo Wang and Jianping Wu

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:30

    Content type: Research

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  7. Black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) BSP)-forested peatlands are widespread ecosystems in boreal North America in which peat accumulation, known as the paludification process, has been shown to induce forest growt...

    Authors: Joannie Beaulne, Étienne Boucher, Michelle Garneau and Gabriel Magnan

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:28

    Content type: Research

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  8. Tree-related microhabitats (hereafter, “TreMs”) are key components of forest biodiversity but they are still poorly known in North American hardwood forests. The spatial patterns of living trees bearing TreMs ...

    Authors: Maxence Martin, Patricia Raymond and Yan Boucher

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:27

    Content type: Research

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  9. Species-specific genotypic features, local neighbourhood interactions and resource supply strongly influence the tree stature and growth rate. In mixed-species forests, diversity-mediated biomass allocation ha...

    Authors: Louis Georgi, Matthias Kunz, Andreas Fichtner, Karl Friedrich Reich, Anne Bienert, Hans-Gerd Maas and Goddert von Oheimb

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:26

    Content type: Research

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  10. Equatorward, rear-edge tree populations are natural monitors to estimate species vulnerability to climate change. According to biogeographical theory, exposition to drought events increases with increasing ari...

    Authors: J. Julio Camarero, Antonio Gazol, Gabriel Sangüesa-Barreda, Marta Vergarechea, Raquel Alfaro-Sánchez, Nicolás Cattaneo and Sergio M. Vicente-Serrano

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:25

    Content type: Research

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  11. The terminal branch orders of plant root systems are increasingly known as an ephemeral module. This concept is crucial to recognize belowground processes. However, it is unknown if root modules still exist af...

    Authors: Jihong Li, Chengming You, Li Zhang, Han Li, Bo Tan, Yang Liu, Lixia Wang, Sining Liu and Zhenfeng Xu

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:23

    Content type: Research

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  12. Determining the spatial distribution of tree heights at the regional area scale is significant when performing forest above-ground biomass estimates in forest resource management research. The geometric-optica...

    Authors: Congrong Li, Jinling Song and Jindi Wang

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:24

    Content type: Research

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  13. Soil fungi play crucial roles in ecosystem functions. However, how snow cover change associated with winter warming affects soil fungal communities remains unclear in the Tibetan forest.

    Authors: Li Zhang, Yuzhi Ren, Kaijun Yang, Zhijie Li, Bo Tan, Yang Liu, Han Li, Chengming You, Sining Liu, Lixia Wang, Rui Yin, Jian Zhang and Zhenfeng Xu

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:22

    Content type: Research

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  14. The prediction of biogeographical patterns from a large number of driving factors with complex interactions, correlations and non-linear dependences require advanced analytical methods and modeling tools. This...

    Authors: Albert Morera, Juan Martínez de Aragón, José Antonio Bonet, Jingjing Liang and Sergio de-Miguel

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:21

    Content type: Research

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  15. Snags (standing dead trees) are important biological legacies in forest systems, providing numerous resources as well as a record of recent tree mortality. From 1997 to 2017, we monitored snag populations in d...

    Authors: Joseph L. Ganey, Jose M. Iniguez, Scott C. Vojta and Amy R. Iniguez

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:20

    Content type: Research

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  16. Robinia pseudoacacia is a widely planted pioneer tree species in reforestations on barren mountains in northern China. Because of its nitrogen-fixing ability, it can play a positive role in soil and forest restor...

    Authors: Kun Li, Xu Han, Ruiqiang Ni, Ge Shi, Sergio de-Miguel, Chuanrong Li, Weixing Shen, Yikun Zhang and Xingzhong Zhang

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:19

    Content type: Research

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  17. Wildfires are one of the major environmental concerns in Mediterranean ecosystems. Thus, many studies have addressed wildfire impacts on soil and vegetation in Mediterranean forests, but the linkages between t...

    Authors: Víctor Fernández-García, Elena Marcos, Sara Huerta and Leonor Calvo

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:18

    Content type: Research

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  18. There is an urgent need for quantifying the terrestrial carbon sink in the context of global carbon emissions. However, neither the flux measurements, nor the national wood balances fulfil this purpose. In thi...

    Authors: E. D. Schulze, R. Valentini and O. Bouriaud

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:15

    Content type: Discussion

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  19. Anthropogenic disturbances are increasingly affecting the vitality of tropical dry forests. The future condition of this important biome will depend on its capability to resist and recover from these disturban...

    Authors: Hadgu Hishe, Louis Oosterlynck, Kidane Giday, Wanda De Keersmaecker, Ben Somers and Bart Muys

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:16

    Content type: Research

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  20. The NASA’s Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) satellite mission aims at scanning forest ecosystems on a multi-temporal short-rotation basis. The GEDI data can validate and update statistics from na...

    Authors: Juan Guerra-Hernández and Adrián Pascual

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:14

    Content type: Research

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  21. Nutrient cycling in tropical forests has a large importance for primary productivity, and decomposition of litterfall is a major process influencing nutrient balance in forest soils. Although large-scale facto...

    Authors: Pedro Henrique de Godoy Fernandes, Andréa Lúcia Teixeira de Souza, Marcel Okamoto Tanaka and Renata Sebastiani

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:13

    Content type: Research

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  22. National forest inventory and forest monitoring systems are more important than ever considering continued global degradation of trees and forests. These systems are especially important in a country like Bang...

    Authors: Matieu Henry, Zaheer Iqbal, Kristofer Johnson, Mariam Akhter, Liam Costello, Charles Scott, Rashed Jalal, Md. Akhter Hossain, Nikhil Chakma, Olaf Kuegler, Hossain Mahmood, Rajib Mahamud, Mohammad Raqibul Hasan Siddique, Khaled Misbahuzzaman, Mohammad Main Uddin, Mohammed Al Amin…

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:12

    Content type: Research

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  23. The relationship between physiological age of parental trees and lifespan of clonal offspring is unclear. White oak (Quercus fabri Hance) has a high sprouting capability after harvest, with the regenerated sprout...

    Authors: Honggang Sun, Sisheng Wu and Liwen Wu

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:11

    Content type: Research

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  24. Current automated forest investigation is facing a dilemma over how to achieve high tree- and plot-level completeness while maintaining a high cost and labor efficiency. This study tackles the challenge by exp...

    Authors: Yunsheng Wang, Antero Kukko, Eric Hyyppä, Teemu Hakala, Jiri Pyörälä, Matti Lehtomäki, Aimad El Issaoui, Xiaowei Yu, Harri Kaartinen, Xinlian Liang and Juha Hyyppä

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:10

    Content type: Research

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  25. Multi-purpose use of forests in a sustainable way forces a recognition of how introduction of alien woody species in forests with different land use histories affect native plants other than trees. Lingonberry Va...

    Authors: Beata Woziwoda, Marcin K. Dyderski and Andrzej M. Jagodziński

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:9

    Content type: Research

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  26. It is still not clear whether the effects of N deposition on soil greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are influenced by plantation management schemes. A field experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of ...

    Authors: Junbo Zhang, Quan Li, Jianhua Lv, Changhui Peng, Zhikang Gu, Lianghua Qi, Xuzhong Song and Xinzhang Song

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:6

    Content type: Research

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  27. Studies on the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem productivity have suggested that species richness and functional diversity are the main drivers of ecosystem processes. Several patterns on this r...

    Authors: Benedicto Vargas-Larreta, Jorge Omar López-Martínez, Edgar J. González, José Javier Corral-Rivas and Francisco Javier Hernández

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:8

    Content type: Research

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  28. Mature oak (Quercus spp.) and hickory (Carya spp.) trees are gradually being replaced by more shade-tolerant tree species across the eastern U.S., likely due to fire suppression and increased precipitation. Oaks ...

    Authors: Don C. Radcliffe, David M. Hix and Stephen N. Matthews

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:7

    Content type: Research

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  29. Forests perform various important ecosystem functions that contribute to ecosystem services. In many parts of the world, forest management has shifted from a focus on timber production to multi-purpose forestr...

    Authors: Nadja K. Simons, María R. Felipe-Lucia, Peter Schall, Christian Ammer, Jürgen Bauhus, Nico Blüthgen, Steffen Boch, François Buscot, Markus Fischer, Kezia Goldmann, Martin M. Gossner, Falk Hänsel, Kirsten Jung, Peter Manning, Thomas Nauss, Yvonne Oelmann…

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:5

    Content type: Research

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  30. Increasing the use of forest harvest residues for bioenergy production reduces greenhouse emissions from the use of fossil fuels. However, it may also reduce carbon stocks and habitats for deadwood dependent s...

    Authors: Anu Akujärvi, Anna Repo, Altti M. Akujärvi and Jari Liski

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:4

    Content type: Research

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  31. Large-scale afforestation can significantly change the ground cover and soil physicochemical properties, especially the soil fertility maintenance and water conservation functions of artificial forests, which ...

    Authors: Chun Han, Yongjing Liu, Cankun Zhang, Yage Li, Tairan Zhou, Salman Khan, Ning Chen and Changming Zhao

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:3

    Content type: Research

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  32. Soil organic carbon (SOC) is important for soil quality and fertility in forest ecosystems. Labile SOC fractions are sensitive to environmental changes, which reflect the impact of short-term internal and exte...

    Authors: Xiaodan Sun, Gang Wang, Qingxu Ma, Jiahui Liao, Dong Wang, Qingwei Guan and Davey L. Jones

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:2

    Content type: Research

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  33. Forest inventories have always been a primary information source concerning the forest ecosystem state. Various applied survey approaches arise from the numerous important factors during sampling scheme planni...

    Authors: Marek Lisańczuk, Krzysztof Mitelsztedt, Karolina Parkitna, Grzegorz Krok, Krzysztof Stereńczak, Emilia Wysocka-Fijorek and Stanisław Miścicki

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:65

    Content type: Research

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  34. Aboveground biomass (AGB) is a fundamental indicator of forest ecosystem productivity and health and hence plays an essential role in evaluating forest carbon reserves and supporting the development of targete...

    Authors: Huiyi Su, Wenjuan Shen, Jingrui Wang, Arshad Ali and Mingshi Li

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:64

    Content type: Research

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  35. The double sampling method known as “big BAF sampling” has been advocated as a way to reduce sampling effort while still maintaining a reasonably precise estimate of volume. A well-known method for variance de...

    Authors: Jeffrey H. Gove, Timothy G. Gregoire, Mark J. Ducey and Thomas B. Lynch

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:62

    Content type: Research

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  36. Larch (Larix Mill.) forests are widely distributed in the upper parts of mountainous areas in China, playing vital roles in constructing mountain landscapes and maintaining mountain environments. Despite their im...

    Authors: Wenjing Fang, Qing Zhao, Qiong Cai, Anwar Eziz, Guoping Chen, Yuhao Feng, Heng Zhang, Jiangling Zhu, Chengjun Ji, Zhiyao Tang and Jingyun Fang

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:61

    Content type: Research

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  37. The age of forest stands is critical information for forest management and conservation, for example for growth modelling, timing of management activities and harvesting, or decisions about protection areas. H...

    Authors: Johannes Schumacher, Marius Hauglin, Rasmus Astrup and Johannes Breidenbach

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:60

    Content type: Research

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  38. Nesting trees and habitat represent the key factor underpinning stand selection by forest-dwelling birds. While two large European species – the black stork (Ciconia nigra L.) and white-tailed eagle (Haliaaetus a...

    Authors: Grzegorz Zawadzki, Dorota Zawadzka, Anna Sołtys and Stanisław Drozdowski

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:59

    Content type: Research

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  39. Metabolic scaling theory predicts that plant productivity and biomass are both size-dependent. However, this theory has not yet been tested in plant roots.

    Authors: Qiang Deng, Zhiyou Yuan, Xinrong Shi, T. Ryan Lock and Robert L. Kallenbach

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:58

    Content type: Review

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  40. We contrast a new continuous approach (CA) for estimating plot-level above-ground biomass (AGB) in forest inventories with the current approach of estimating AGB exclusively from the tree-level AGB predicted f...

    Authors: Christoph Kleinn, Steen Magnussen, Nils Nölke, Paul Magdon, Juan Gabriel Álvarez-González, Lutz Fehrmann and César Pérez-Cruzado

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:57

    Content type: Research

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  41. Seed dispersal by scatter-hoarding animals can affect the developmental dynamics of plant communities. However, how animals might participate in plant inter-community competition has rarely been investigated. ...

    Authors: Haibin Kang, Mingjie Chang, Shutong Liu, Zhi Chao, Xinping Zhang and Dexiang Wang

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:56

    Content type: Research

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  42. The impacts of selective logging on ecosystem multifunctionality (EMF) remain largely unexplored. In this study, we analyzed the response of nine variables related to four ecosystem functions (i.e. nutrient cy...

    Authors: Xiaobo Huang, Shuaifeng Li and Jianrong Su

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:55

    Content type: Research

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  43. The local pivotal method (LPM) utilizing auxiliary data in sample selection has recently been proposed as a sampling method for national forest inventories (NFIs). Its performance compared to simple random sam...

    Authors: Minna Räty, Mikko Kuronen, Mari Myllymäki, Annika Kangas, Kai Mäkisara and Juha Heikkinen

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:54

    Content type: Research

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  44. The assessment of change in forest ecosystems, especially the change of canopy heights, is essential for improving global carbon estimates and understanding effects of climate change. Spaceborne lidar systems ...

    Authors: Tong Sun, Jianbo Qi and Huaguo Huang

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:53

    Content type: Research

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