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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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

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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. Digital hemispherical photography (DHP) is widely used to estimate the leaf area index (LAI) of forest plots due to its advantages of high efficiency and low cost. A crucial step in the LAI estimation of fores...

    Authors: Jie Zou, Wei Hou, Ling Chen, Qianfeng Wang, Peihong Zhong, Yong Zuo, Shezhou Luo and Peng Leng

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:52

    Content type: Research

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  30. Metabolic scaling theory (MST) is still in debate because observed allometric exponents often deviate from MST predictions, and can change significantly depending on environment, phylogeny, and disturbance. We...

    Authors: Han Sun, Xiangping Wang and Dayong Fan

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:51

    Content type: Research

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  31. Many fire-dependent forests have experienced significant declines in species, structural, and functional diversity. These changes are attributed in part to traditional management approaches that were dominated...

    Authors: Priscilla A. Nyamai, P. Charles Goebel, R. Gregory Corace III and David M. Hix

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:50

    Content type: Research

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  32. The nitrogen isotope natural abundance (δ15N) provides integrated information on ecosystem N dynamics, and carbon isotope natural abundance (δ13C) has been used to infer how water-using processes of plants change...

    Authors: Guoyong Yan, Shijie Han, Mingxin Zhou, Wenjing Sun, Binbin Huang, Honglin Wang, Yajuan Xing and Qinggui Wang

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:49

    Content type: Research

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  33. Forest management has historically focused on provisioning of goods (e.g. timber, biomass), but there is an increasing interest to manage forests also to maintain biodiversity and to provide other ecosystem se...

    Authors: Matías G. Goldenberg, Facundo J. Oddi, Juan H. Gowda and Lucas A. Garibaldi

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:47

    Content type: Research

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  34. In the early twentieth century, forestry was one of the most important sectors in Norway and an agitated discussion about the perceived decline of forest resources due to over-exploitation was ongoing. To base...

    Authors: Johannes Breidenbach, Aksel Granhus, Gro Hylen, Rune Eriksen and Rasmus Astrup

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:46

    Content type: Discussion

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  35. In contrast with the negligible contribution of the forest understorey to the total aboveground phytobiomass of a forest, its share in annual litter production and nutrient cycling may be more important. Wheth...

    Authors: Dries Landuyt, Evy Ampoorter, Cristina C. Bastias, Raquel Benavides, Sandra Müller, Michael Scherer-Lorenzen, Fernando Valladares, Safaa Wasof and Kris Verheyen

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:45

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research

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  37. 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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  38. 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

    Content type: Research

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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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  41. 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

    Content type: Research

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research

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  43. 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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  44. 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

    Content type: Research

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