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  1. Successional paludification, a dynamic process that leads to the formation of peatlands, is influenced by climatic factors and site features such as surficial deposits and soil texture. In boreal regions, proj...

    Authors: Benoit Lafleur, Nicole J Fenton and Yves Bergeron

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2015 2:3

    Content type: Research article

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  2. This article considers threats to a project slipping on budget, schedule and fit-for-purpose. Threat is used here as the collective for risks (quantifiable bad things that can happen) and uncertainties (poorly...

    Authors: Mike Mentis

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2015 2:2

    Content type: Review

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  3. Depending on tree and site characteristics crown biomass accounts for a significant portion of the total aboveground biomass in the tree. Crown biomass estimation is useful for different purposes including eva...

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

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2015 2:1

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Frequent outbreaks of insects and diseases have been recorded in the native forests of western North America during the last few decades, but the distribution of these outbreaks has been far from uniform. In s...

    Authors: Wendy Peterman and Richard H Waring

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2014 1:24

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The ‘Khasi hill sal’ forest ecosystem in Meghalaya, India represents the easternmost limit of sal distribution. We tested if tree diversity and compositional heterogeneity of this ecosystem was higher than oth...

    Authors: Amit Kumar Tripathi and Uma Shankar

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2014 1:23

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Many tree species in tropical forests have distributions tracking local ridge-slope-valley topography. Previous work in a 50-ha plot in Korup National Park, Cameroon, demonstrated that 272 species, or 63% of t...

    Authors: David Kenfack, George B Chuyong, Richard Condit, Sabrina E Russo and Duncan W Thomas

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2014 1:22

    Content type: Research article

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  7. In this paper, a regression model for predicting the spatial distribution of forest cockchafer larvae in the Hessian Ried region (Germany) is presented. The forest cockchafer, a native biotic pest, is a major ...

    Authors: Matthias Schmidt and Rainer Hurling

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2014 1:19

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Information about competition responses is mainly available for monospecific stands or mixed stands with a small number of species. Studies on complex multi-species and highly structured forest ecosystems are ...

    Authors: Thomas Seifert, Stefan Seifert, Armin Seydack, Graham Durrheim and Klaus von Gadow

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2014 1:13

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Forest ecosystem functioning is strongly influenced by the absorption of photosynthetically active radiation (APAR), and therefore, accurate predictions of APAR are critical for many process-based forest growt...

    Authors: David I Forrester, Rubén Guisasola, Xiaolu Tang, Axel T Albrecht, Tran Lam Dong and Guerric le Maire

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2014 1:17

    Content type: Research

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  10. The minimum set of sub-models for simulating stand dynamics on an individual-tree basis consists of tree-level models for diameter increment and survival. Ingrowth model is a necessary third component in uneve...

    Authors: Rita Juma, Timo Pukkala, Sergio de-Miguel and Mbae Muchiri

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2014 1:14

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Progress of forest production in response to the environment requires a quantitative understanding of leaf area development. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate the dynamics of seasonal crown foliage in ...

    Authors: Sahadev Sharma, A T M Rafiqul Hoque, Kangkuso Analuddin and Akio Hagihara

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2014 1:15

    Content type: Research

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  12. Tectona grandis (teak) is one of the most important tropical timber speciesoccurring naturally in India. Appropriate growth models, based on advanced modeling techniques,are not available but are necessary for th...

    Authors: Vindhya Prasad Tewari, Juan Gabriel Álvarez-gonzález and Oscar García

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2014 1:9

    Content type: Research

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  13. This contribution complements Forest Ecosystems’ Thematic Series on “Forest Observational Studies”. We provide essential clarification regarding the definition and purpose of long-term field studies, review some ...

    Authors: XiuHai Zhao, Javier Corral-Rivas, ChunYu Zhang, Hailemariam Temesgen and Klaus v Gadow

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2014 1:8

    Content type: Review

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  14. We used mixed models with random components to develop height-diameter (h-d) functions for mixed, uneven-aged stands in northwestern Durango (Mexico), considering the breast height diameter (d) and stand varia...

    Authors: Sacramento Corral-Rivas, Juan Gabriel Álvarez-González, Felipe Crecente-Campo and José Javier Corral-Rivas

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2014 1:6

    Content type: Research

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  15. Studies on optimal stand management often make simplifications or restrict the choice of treatments. Examples of simplifications are neglecting natural regeneration that appears on a plantation site, omitting ...

    Authors: Timo Pukkala, Erkki Lähde and Olavi Laiho

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2014 1:3

    Content type: Research

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  16. The objective of this contribution is to consider guides to technical writing. Since the professional writes what he does and does what he writes, guides to how you execute the one relate to how you perform th...

    Authors: Mike Mentis

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2014 1:2

    Content type: Review

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