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  1. Content type: Research

    Over the last decades, many forest simulators have been developed for the forests of individual European countries. The underlying growth models are usually based on national datasets of varying size, obtained...

    Authors: Mart-Jan Schelhaas, Geerten M Hengeveld, Nanny Heidema, Esther Thürig, Brigitte Rohner, Giorgio Vacchiano, Jordi Vayreda, John Redmond, Jarosław Socha, Jonas Fridman, Stein Tomter, Heino Polley, Susana Barreiro and Gert-Jan Nabuurs

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:21

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    Climate change triggered many studies showing that trends and events of environmental conditions can reduce but also accelerate growth at the stand and individual tree level. However, it is still rather unknow...

    Authors: Hans Pretzsch, Gerhard Schütze and Peter Biber

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:20

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    The main objective of this study was to examine the climatic sensitivity of the radial growth response of 13 eastern white pine (Pinus strobus L.) provenances planted at seven test sites throughout the northern p...

    Authors: Sophan Chhin, Ronald S. Zalesny Jr, William C. Parker and John Brissette

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:18

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    Volume and taper equations are essential for obtaining estimates of total and merchantable stem volume. Taper functions provide advantages to merchantable volume equations because they estimate diameter inside...

    Authors: Krishna P. Poudel, Hailemariam Temesgen and Andrew N. Gray

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:16

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    Forestry offers possibilities to sequestrate carbon in living biomass, deadwood and forest soil, as well as in products prepared of wood. In addition, the use of wood may reduce carbon emissions from fossil fu...

    Authors: Timo Pukkala

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:11

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  6. Content type: Research

    Forest health is currently assessed in Europe (ICP Forests monitoring program). Crown defoliation and dieback, tree mortality, and pathogenic damage are the main aspects considered in tree health assessment. T...

    Authors: Filippo Bussotti, Matteo Feducci, Giovanni Iacopetti, Filomena Maggino, Martina Pollastrini and Federico Selvi

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:12

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    Australia’s energy future is at the crossroads and the role of renewable sources is in focus. Biomass from sustainably managed forests provide a significant opportunity for electricity and heat generation and ...

    Authors: Michael R. Ngugi, Victor J. Neldner, Sean Ryan, Tom Lewis, Jiaorong Li, Phillip Norman and Michelle Mogilski

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:6

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  8. Content type: Research

    There are many satellite systems acquiring environmental data on the world. Acquired global remote sensing datasets require ground reference data in order to calibrate them and assess their quality. Regarding ...

    Authors: Krzysztof Stereńczak, Marek Lisańczuk and Yousef Erfanifard

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:1

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  9. Content type: Research

    Generalized height-diameter curves based on a re-parameterized version of the Korf function for Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.), Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) and silver birch (Betula pendula Roth) in ...

    Authors: Matthias Schmidt, Johannes Breidenbach and Rasmus Astrup

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:9

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    Knowledge of the different kinds of tree communities that currently exist can provide a baseline for assessing the ecological attributes of forests and monitoring future changes. Forest inventory data can faci...

    Authors: Jennifer K. Costanza, Don Faber-Langendoen, John W. Coulston and David N. Wear

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:8

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    Two approaches mark the difference between the “ecological” and “agricultural” view of the biodiversity/growth relation. In ecology the trend is averaged by taking monocultures of all species as baseline to ev...

    Authors: E. D. Schulze, O. Bouriaud, U. Weber, C. Roscher, D. Hessenmoeller, F. Kroiher and P. Schall

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:3

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  12. Content type: Research

    Ecosystem representation is one key component in assessing the biodiversity impacts of land-use changes that will irrevocably alter natural ecosystems. We show how detailed vegetation plot data can be used to ...

    Authors: Kathrin Affeld, Susan K. Wiser, Ian J. Payton and Miquel DeCáceres

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:13

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  13. Content type: Research

    Trees play crucial roles in the biosphere and societies worldwide, with a total of 60,065 tree species currently identified. Increasingly, a large amount of data on tree species occurrences is being generated ...

    Authors: Josep M. Serra-Diaz, Brian J. Enquist, Brian Maitner, Cory Merow and Jens-C. Svenning

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 4:30

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    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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  15. Content type: Research

    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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  20. 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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    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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    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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  24. 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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    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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. Content type: Research

    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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  33. 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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  34. 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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