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  1. Content type: Research

    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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    One of the key forest characteristics is the biodiversity, particularly the diversity of trees which are forest ecosystem engineers. Nowadays the most worldwide common approach for assessment of forest conditi...

    Authors: Elena Tikhonova, Gleb Tikhonov, Nikolay Shevchenko, Svetlana Knyazeva, Alexandra Plotnikova, Natalia Lukina and Maxim Shashkov

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2017 4:27

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    Leaf out times of temperate forest trees are a prominent determinant of global carbon dynamics throughout the year. Abiotic cues of leaf emergence are well studied but investigation of the relative roles of sh...

    Authors: Elsa Desnoues, Julie Ferreira de Carvalho, Constantin M. Zohner and Thomas W. Crowther

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2017 4:26

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  7. Content type: Research

    The drought-tolerant tree species Colophospermum mopane is focussed at for an assessment of the impact of water stress, as well as for the specific adaptation potential of the species. Three differing sites (‘For...

    Authors: Joachim H. A. Krug

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2017 4:25

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    Understanding how trees respond to drought is critical to forecasting both short and long-term impacts of climate change on forests. The isotopic ratio of 13C to 12C stored in wood – referred to as δ13C – is wide...

    Authors: Tommaso Jucker, Charlotte Grossiord, Damien Bonal, Olivier Bouriaud, Arthur Gessler and David A. Coomes

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2017 4:24

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  9. Content type: Research

    Forest area, stand quality and growth of Siberian larch in Mongolia have decreased significantly over recent decades. This forest decline is frequently attributed to factors such as unregulated logging, increa...

    Authors: Alexander Gradel, Batsaikhan Ganbaatar, Ochirragchaa Nadaldorj, Batdorj Dovdondemberel and Antonin Kusbach

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2017 4:22

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  10. Content type: Research

    Some evidence suggests that forests attract rain and that deforestation contributes to changes in rainfall and temperature. The evidence, however, is scant, particularly on smaller spatial scales. The specific...

    Authors: Alemayehu Muluneh, Emiel van Loon, Woldeamlak Bewket, Saskia Keesstra, Leo Stroosnijder and Ashenafi Burka

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2017 4:23

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  11. Content type: Discussion

    Contrary to general belief, planted and naturalized stands of introduced species facilitate the recovery of natural evergreen forests and their diversity. Forest rehabilitation actions are often performed at g...

    Authors: Coert J. Geldenhuys, Angeline Atsame-Edda and Margaret W. Mugure

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2017 4:21

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  12. Content type: Research

    Consistent long-term declines in net aboveground biomass change have been reported in some boreal and tropical forests. Global change-type drought (i.e., demands of increased evapotranspiration exceeding soil ...

    Authors: Eric B. Searle and Han Y. H. Chen

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2017 4:18

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    The first three censuses of the 50-ha plot at Barro Colorado Island spanned an unusually harsh dry season during the 1983 El Niño. By the early 1990s, we had documented increases in tree mortality, tree growth...

    Authors: Richard Condit, Rolando Pérez, Suzanne Lao, Salomón Aguilar and Stephen P. Hubbell

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2017 4:17

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    A novel approach to modelling individual tree growth dynamics is proposed. The approach combines multiple imputation and copula sampling to produce a stochastic individual tree growth and yield projection system.

    Authors: John A. Kershaw Jr, Aaron R. Weiskittel, Michael B. Lavigne and Elizabeth McGarrigle

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2017 4:15

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  15. Content type: Research

    In India, rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) plantations cover ~0.8 million ha of land, emphasizing its significant role in the Earth’s carbon dynamics. Therefore, it is important to estimate the biomass stocks of plant...

    Authors: Biplab Brahma, Gudeta W. Sileshi, Arun Jyoti Nath and Ashesh Kumar Das

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2017 4:14

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  16. Content type: Research

    After their death, Scots pine trees can remain standing for decades and sometimes up to 200 years, forming long-lasting and ecologically important structures in boreal forest landscapes. Standing dead pines de...

    Authors: Timo Kuuluvainen, Tuomas Aakala and Gergely Várkonyi

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2017 4:12

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  17. Content type: Research

    With farmland afforestation becoming common policy in many European Union countries, we studied how early forest succession (from meadow to young stand) influences small mammal species composition, diversity, ...

    Authors: Linas Balčiauskas, Aušra Čepukienė and Laima Balčiauskienė

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2017 4:11

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    In the German Democratic Republic (GDR), resin tapping in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) forests was a major economic activity, and resin-tapped stands are frequently found up until this day. In this study, we ...

    Authors: Ernst van der Maaten, Annemarie Mehl, Martin Wilmking and Marieke van der Maaten-Theunissen

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2017 4:7

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    One of the most important drivers of forest biodiversity is conspecific negative density dependence (CNDD), a reduction in performance when conspecific densities are high. While the majority of CNDD research h...

    Authors: Benjamin S. Ramage and Isabel J. Mangana

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2017 4:8

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  20. Content type: Research

    Understory plants represents the largest component of biodiversity in most forest ecosystems and plays a key role in forest functioning. Despite their importance, the influence of overstory-layer composition o...

    Authors: Luciana Mestre, Mónica Toro-Manríquez, Rosina Soler, Alejandro Huertas-Herrera, Guillermo Martínez-Pastur and María Vanessa Lencinas

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2017 4:6

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  21. Content type: Research

    Tropical forests play an important role in the global carbon (C) cycle. However, tropical montane forests have been studied less than tropical lowland forests, and their role in carbon storage is not well unde...

    Authors: Sebastian Paulick, Claudia Dislich, Jürgen Homeier, Rico Fischer and Andreas Huth

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2017 4:5

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  22. Content type: Research

    Forest management strategies such as thinning have long been used to enhance ecosystem functions, especially in plantations. Thinning in plantations with high deer density, however, may not yield a desired inc...

    Authors: Atsushi Tamura and Masanobu Yamane

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2017 4:1

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  23. Content type: Research

    Currently, the common and feasible way to estimate the most accurate forest biomass requires ground measurements and allometric models. Previous studies have been conducted on allometric equations development ...

    Authors: Solichin Manuri, Cris Brack, Fatmi Noor’an, Teddy Rusolono, Shema Mukti Anggraini, Helmut Dotzauer and Indra Kumara

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2016 3:28

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    Growth and yield models are important tools for forest planning. Due to its geographic location, topology, and history of management, the forests of the Adirondacks Region of New York are unique and complex. H...

    Authors: Aaron Weiskittel, Christian Kuehne, John Paul McTague and Mike Oppenheimer

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2016 3:26

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    Information on forest structure, growth, and disturbance history is essential for effective forest management in a dynamic landscape. Because most of our research concerning the ecology and growth of Thuja occide...

    Authors: Joshua A. Kincaid

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2016 3:25

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    We compare the climate sensitivity of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) in two forest nature reserves in northeastern Germany. The one reserve, Schlossberg, is characterized by shallow chalk soils, whereas in t...

    Authors: Marieke van der Maaten-Theunissen, Hanna Bümmerstede, Janette Iwanowski, Tobias Scharnweber, Martin Wilmking and Ernst van der Maaten

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2016 3:24

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  27. Content type: Research

    Tropical dry forests cover less than 13 % of the world’s tropical forests and their area and biodiversity are declining. In southern Africa, the major threat is increasing population pressure, while drought ca...

    Authors: Vera De Cauwer, Coert J. Geldenhuys, Raf Aerts, Miya Kabajani and Bart Muys

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2016 3:23

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  28. Content type: Research

    Climate change is likely to cause significant modifications in forests. Rising to this challenge may require adaptation of forest management, and therefore should trigger proactive measures by forest managers,...

    Authors: Rita Sousa-Silva, Quentin Ponette, Kris Verheyen, Ann Van Herzele and Bart Muys

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2016 3:22

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Forest Ecosystems 2016 3:27

  29. Content type: Research

    Replacement of fossil fuel based energy with biochar-based bioenergy production can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions while mitigating the adverse impacts of climate change and global warming. However, the ...

    Authors: Krish Homagain, Chander Shahi, Nancy Luckai and Mahadev Sharma

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2016 3:21

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  30. Content type: Research

    The quantitative impact of forest management on forests’ wood resource was evaluated for Picea and Fagus mixed forests. The effects on the productivity of tendering operations, thinnings and rotation length ha...

    Authors: Olivier Bouriaud, Gheorghe Marin, Laura Bouriaud, Dominik Hessenmöller and Ernst-Detlef Schulze

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2016 3:20

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  31. Content type: Research

    In mid hills of Western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh India, growth, yield and economics of Solanum khasianum as a potential medicinal herb under Pinus roxburghii (Chir pine) plantation has been studied for two con...

    Authors: Chandra Shekher Sanwal, Raj Kumar, Raheel Anwar, Vijaysinha Kakade, Sushma Kerketta and S. D. Bhardwaj

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2016 3:19

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    Attention has recently been drawn to the issue of transboundary invasions, where species introduced and naturalized in one country cross international borders and become problematic in neighbouring countries. ...

    Authors: João Martins, David M. Richardson, Renato Henriques, Elizabete Marchante, Hélia Marchante, Paulo Alves, Mirijam Gaertner, João P. Honrado and Joana R. Vicente

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2016 3:17

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  33. Content type: Research

    Seed production, seed dispersal and seedling establishment are relevant life phases of plants. Understanding these processes and their patterns is essential to recognize vegetation dynamics and to apply it to ...

    Authors: Abrham Abiyu, Demel Teketay, Gerhard Glatzel and Georg Gratzer

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2016 3:16

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  34. Content type: Research

    This contribution evaluates the effect of forest structure and tree species diversity on plot productivity and individual tree growth in the unique Knysna forests in Southern Africa using mapped tree data from...

    Authors: Klaus v. Gadow, GongQiao Zhang, Graham Durrheim, David Drew and Armin Seydack

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2016 3:15

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  35. Content type: Research

    In recent decades, native Araucaria forests in Brazil have become fragmented due to the conversion of forest to agricultural lands and commercial tree plantations. Consequently, the forest dynamics in this forest...

    Authors: Enrique Orellana, Afonso Figueiredo Filho, Sylvio Péllico Netto and Jerome Klaas Vanclay

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2016 3:12

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