Skip to main content

Articles

Page 1 of 7

  1. Nitrogen (N) saturation theory proposes that an ecosystem might switch from N limitation to carbon (C), phosphorus (P), or other nutrient limitations if it receives continuous N input. Yet, after N limitation ...

    Authors: Hao Chen, Junjie Tang, Xibin Sun, Kayan Ma, Huaihai Chen and Dejun Li

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:68

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  2. Tropical forests are repositories of much of the world’s biodiversity and are critical for mitigation of climate change. Yet, the drivers of forest dynamics are poorly understood. This is in large part due to ...

    Authors: Colin A. Chapman, Carmen Galán-Acedo, Jan F. Gogarten, Rong Hou, Michael J. Lawes, Patrick A. Omeja, Dipto Sarkar, Anna Sugiyama and Urs Kalbitzer

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:66

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  3. This study aims to assess the effects of a forestation program and climate change on the annual and seasonal water balance of the Bogowonto catchment (597 km2) in Java, Indonesia. The catchment study is rare exam...

    Authors: Hero Marhaento, Martijn J. Booij, Noorhadi Rahardjo and Naveed Ahmed

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:64

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  4. Solar radiation (SR) plays critical roles in plant physiological processes and ecosystems functions. However, the exploration of SR influences on the biogeochemical cycles of forest ecosystems is still in a sl...

    Authors: Ran Tong, Yini Cao, Zhihong Zhu, Chenyang Lou, Benzhi Zhou and Tonggui Wu

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:62

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  5. The Norwegian forest resource map (SR16) maps forest attributes by combining national forest inventory (NFI), airborne laser scanning (ALS) and other remotely sensed data. While the ALS data were acquired over...

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

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:65

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  6. Stem CO2 efflux (ES) plays a critical role in the carbon budget of forest ecosystems. Thinning is a core practice for sustainable management of plantations. It is therefore necessary and urgent to study the effec...

    Authors: Kuangji Zhao, Timothy J. Fahey, Xiangzhen Wang, Jie Wang, Fang He, Chuan Fan, Zhongkui Jia and Xianwei Li

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:63

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  7. Black alder (Alnus glutinosa) forests are in severe decline across their area of distribution due to a disease caused by the soil-borne pathogenic Phytophthora alni species complex (class Oomycetes), “alder Phyto...

    Authors: Juan Guerra-Hernández, Ramón A. Díaz-Varela, Juan Gabriel Ávarez-González and Patricia María Rodríguez-González

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:61

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  8. There is substantial evidence that Eucalyptus for nitrogen (N) absorption and increasing the growth benefit from the introduction of N-fixing species, but the underlying mechanisms for microbially mediated soil N...

    Authors: Xianyu Yao, Qianchun Zhang, Haiju Zhou, Zhi Nong, Shaoming Ye and Qi Deng

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:59

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  9. Old-growth forests are irreplaceable with respect to climate change mitigation and have considerable carbon (C) sink potential in soils. However, the relationship between the soil organic carbon (SOC) turnover...

    Authors: Xin Xiong, Juxiu Liu, Guoyi Zhou, Qi Deng, Huiling Zhang, Guowei Chu, Ze Meng and Deqiang Zhang

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:58

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  10. Forest restoration has been considered an effective method to increase soil organic carbon (SOC), whereas it remains unclear whether long-term forest restoration will continuously increase SOC. Such large unce...

    Authors: Shuo Zhang, Qi Deng, Ying-Ping Wang, Ji Chen, Mengxiao Yu, Xi Fang, Hongbo He, Jinlei Chen, Pingping Xu, Shenhua Wang and Junhua Yan

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:57

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  11. Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) are an important part of forest biodiversity, and the subsistence and trade of local people, especially in less developed countries. Because of the high ecological and econom...

    Authors: Ting Zhang, Lizhong Yu, Yuan Man and Qiaoling Yan

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:56

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  12. Forest distribution in the forest-steppe of Mongolia depends on relief, permafrost, and climate, and is highly sensitive to climate change and anthropogenic disturbance. Forest fires and logging decreased the ...

    Authors: Michael Klinge, Choimaa Dulamsuren, Florian Schneider, Stefan Erasmi, Uudus Bayarsaikhan, Daniela Sauer and Markus Hauck

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:55

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  13. Herbs are an important part of the forest ecosystem, and their diversity and biomass can reflect the restoration of vegetation after forest thinning disturbances. Based on the near-mature secondary coniferous ...

    Authors: Gerong Wang, Yue Sun, Mo Zhou, Naiqian Guan, Yuwen Wang, Runhua Jiang, Zhiyu Liu, Mengjia Wu and Fucai Xia

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:53

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  14. Biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) play an essential role in tropospheric atmospheric chemical reactions. There are few studies conducted on BVOCs emission of dominant forest species in the Jing-Jin-J...

    Authors: Ying Lin, Xiaoxiu Lun, Wei Tang, Zhongzhi Zhang, Xiaoxi Jing, Chong Fan and Qiang Wang

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:52

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  15. Forest management affects the habitat conditions for many forest-dwelling species. Among them, the capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) is a rare forest grouse inhabiting old, mature forests. We compared the structure...

    Authors: Stanisław Drozdowski, Dorota Zawadzka, Grzegorz Zawadzki, Marcin Studnicki and Bogdan Brzeziecki

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:51

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  16. Tree mortality and regeneration (seedling and sapling recruitment) are essential components of forest dynamics in arid regions, especially where subjected to serious eco-hydrological problems. In recent decade...

    Authors: Ayjamal Keram, Ümüt Halik, Tayierjiang Aishan, Maierdang Keyimu, Kadeliya Jiapaer and Guolei Li

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:49

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  17. Organic carbon stored in forest soils (SOC) represents an important element of the global C cycle. It is thought that the C storage capacity of the stable pool can be enhanced by increasing forest productivity...

    Authors: Marco Diers, Robert Weigel, Heike Culmsee and Christoph Leuschner

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:47

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  18. Forest management planning involves deciding which silvicultural treatment should be applied to each stand and at what time to best meet the objectives established for the forest. For this, many mathematical f...

    Authors: José M. González-González, Miguel E. Vázquez-Méndez and Ulises Diéguez-Aranda

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:48

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  19. Fragmentation and deforestation are one of the greatest threats to forests, and these processes are of even more concern in the tropics, where the seasonal dry forest is possibly one of the most threatened eco...

    Authors: Carlos A. Rivas, José Guerrero-Casado and Rafael M. Navarro-Cerillo

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:46

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  20. As a structurally and functionally important component in forest ecosystems, plant debris plays a crucial role in the global carbon cycle. Although it is well known that plant debris stocks vary greatly with t...

    Authors: Zhihui Wang, Lianjun Zhao, Yi Bai, Fei Li, Jianfeng Hou, Xuqing Li, Yurui Jiang, Yuyue Deng, Bingqian Zheng and Wanqin Yang

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:40

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  21. Assessment of the reasons for the ambiguous influence of forests on the structure of the water balance is the subject of heated debate among forest hydrologists. Influencing the components of total evaporation...

    Authors: A. Onuchin, Т. Burenina, А. Shvidenko, D. Prysov and A. Musokhranova

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:45

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  22. There are many studies on disentangling the responses of autotrophic (AR) and heterotrophic (HR) respiration components of soil respiration (SR) to long-term drought, but few studies have focused on the mechan...

    Authors: Jinglei Zhang, Shirong Liu, Cuiju Liu, Hui Wang, Junwei Luan, Xiaojing Liu, Xinwei Guo and Baoliang Niu

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:41

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  23. Pine wilt disease (PWD) is a major ecological concern in China that has caused severe damage to millions of Chinese pines (Pinus tabulaeformis). To control the spread of PWD, it is necessary to develop an effecti...

    Authors: Run Yu, Lili Ren and Youqing Luo

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:44

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  24. A challenge in current forestry is adaptation of managed forests to climate change, which is likely to alter the main processes of forest dynamics, i.e. natural regeneration. Scots pine will probably lose some...

    Authors: Dobrowolska Dorota, Kurek Przemysław, Olszowska Grażyna and Leszek Bolibok

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:43

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  25. Replacing non-renewable materials and energy with wood offers a potential strategy to mitigate climate change if the net emissions of ecosystem and technosystem are reduced in a considered time period. Displac...

    Authors: Tanja Myllyviita, Sampo Soimakallio, Jáchym Judl and Jyri Seppälä

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:42

    Content type: Review

    Published on:

  26. Inputs of above- and belowground litter into forest soils are changing at an unprecedented rate due to continuing human disturbances and climate change. Microorganisms drive the soil carbon (C) cycle, but the ...

    Authors: Yanli Jing, Peng Tian, Qingkui Wang, Weibin Li, Zhaolin Sun and Hong Yang

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2021 8:38

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  27. 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

    Published on:

  28. 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

    Published on:

  29. 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

    Published on:

  30. 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

    Published on:

  31. 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

    Published on:

  32. 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

    Published on:

  33. 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

    Published on:

  34. 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

    Published on:

  35. 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

    Published on:

  36. 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

    Published on:

  37. 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

    Published on:

  38. 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

    Published on:

  39. 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

    Published on:

  40. 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

    Published on:

  41. 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

    Published on:

  42. 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

    Published on: