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  1. Deep Learning Algorithms (DLA) have become prominent as an application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Techniques since 2010. This paper introduces the DLA to predict the relationships between individual tree ...

    Authors: İlker Ercanlı

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:12

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  2. Large area forest inventories often use regular grids (with a single random start) of sample locations to ensure a uniform sampling intensity across the space of the surveyed populations. A design-unbiased est...

    Authors: Steen Magnussen, Ronald E. McRoberts, Johannes Breidenbach, Thomas Nord-Larsen, Göran Ståhl, Lutz Fehrmann and Sebastian Schnell

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:17

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  3. Net primary productivity (NPP) in forests plays an important role in the global carbon cycle. However, it is not well known about the increase rate of China’s forest NPP, and there are different opinions about...

    Authors: Yuhe Ji, Guangsheng Zhou, Tianxiang Luo, Yakir Dan, Li Zhou and Xiaomin Lv

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:15

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  4. Gap models are individual-based models for forests. They simulate dynamic multispecies assemblages over multiple tree-generations and predict forest responses to altered environmental conditions. Their develop...

    Authors: H. H. Shugart, Adrianna Foster, Bin Wang, Dan Druckenbrod, Jianyong Ma, Manuel Lerdau, Sassan Saatchi, Xi Yang and Xiaodong Yan

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:14

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  5. Forest inventories are increasingly based on airborne laser scanning (ALS). In Finland, the results of these inventories are calculated for small grid cells, 16 m by 16 m in size. Use of grid data in forest pl...

    Authors: Timo Pukkala

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:13

    Content type: Research

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  6. In Mediterranean mountain socio-ecosystems, both grazing by livestock and the dry season may influence tree regeneration. However, the relative contributions of these drivers are poorly known, even though pres...

    Authors: Xavier Fortuny, Christopher Carcaillet and Sandrine Chauchard

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:11

    Content type: Research

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  7. Inbreeding in seed orchards is expected to increase with the advancement of breeding cycles, which results in the delivery of crops with suboptimal genetic gain, reduced genetic diversity, and lower seed set. ...

    Authors: Boning Yang, Haihong Sun, Jiandong Qi, Shihui Niu, Yousry A. El-Kassaby and Wei Li

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:10

    Content type: Research

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  8. Understanding the spatial pattern and driving factors of forest carbon density in mountainous terrain is of great importance for monitoring forest carbon in support of sustainable forest management for mitigat...

    Authors: Lina Sun, Mengben Wang and Xiaohui Fan

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:9

    Content type: Research

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  9. Recent warming is affecting species composition and species areal distribution of many regions. However, although most treeline studies have estimated the rates of forest expansion into tundra, still little is...

    Authors: Nadezhda M. Devi, Vladimir V. Kukarskih, Аrina A. Galimova, Valeriy S. Mazepa and Andrey A. Grigoriev

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:7

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  10. Fagus sylvatica forms the treeline across the Apennines mountain range, with an average elevation of 1589 m a.s.l. Previous studies evidenced that the current position of the treeline in the Apennines is heavily ...

    Authors: Giuliano Bonanomi, Maurizio Zotti, Valentina Mogavero, Gaspare Cesarano, Luigi Saulino, Angelo Rita, Giulio Tesei, Marina Allegrezza, Antonio Saracino and Emilia Allevato

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:5

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  11. Species turnover (β-diversity) along elevational gradients is one of the most important concepts in plant ecology. However, there is a lack of consensus about the main driving mechanisms of tree β-diversity at...

    Authors: Johanna Andrea Martínez-Villa, Sebastián González-Caro and Álvaro Duque

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:2

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  12. The universal occurrence of randomly distributed dark holes (i.e., data pits appearing within the tree crown) in LiDAR-derived canopy height models (CHMs) negatively affects the accuracy of extracted forest in...

    Authors: Wuming Zhang, Shangshu Cai, Xinlian Liang, Jie Shao, Ronghai Hu, Sisi Yu and Guangjian Yan

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2020 7:1

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  13. Predictive models shed light on aboveground fungal yield dynamics and can assist decision-making in forestry by integrating this valuable non-wood forest product into forest management planning. However, the c...

    Authors: Mariola Sánchez-González, Sergio de-Miguel, Pablo Martin-Pinto, Fernando Martínez-Peña, María Pasalodos-Tato, Juan Andrés Oria-de-Rueda, Juan Martínez de Aragón, Isabel Cañellas and José Antonio Bonet

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:52

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  14. In recent decades the future of global forests has been a matter of increasing concern, particularly in relation to the threat of forest ecosystem responses under potential climate change. To the future predic...

    Authors: Xiaolu Zhou, Xiangdong Lei, Caixia Liu, Huabing Huang, Carl Zhou and Changhui Peng

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:51

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  15. Global change is causing an increase in the incidence of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on forests, which frequently interact synergistically and promote changes in forest structure, composition and fu...

    Authors: Teresa Alfaro Reyna, Jordi Martínez-Vilalta and Javier Retana

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:50

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  16. Within the framework of close-to-nature forestry, oak forest (Quercus robur, Q. petraea) regeneration techniques that consider both silvicultural and nature conservation demands have become a very important issue...

    Authors: Andreas Mölder, Holger Sennhenn-Reulen, Christoph Fischer, Hendrik Rumpf, Egbert Schönfelder, Johannes Stockmann and Ralf-Volker Nagel

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:49

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  17. Harvesting of forest products is a widespread driver of disturbance in developing nations, where policies are increasingly aimed at managing natural forests for sustainable use. There is thus need for research...

    Authors: Jessica Leaver, Johann C. Carstens and Michael I. Cherry

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:48

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  18. Forest productivity has a pivotal role in human well-being. Vegetation quantity, niche complementarity, mass-ratio, and soil resources are alternative/complementary ecological mechanisms driving productivity. ...

    Authors: Ariel Isaías Ayma-Romay and Horacio E. Bown

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:47

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  19. Natural resources within and around urban landscapes are under increasing pressure from ongoing urbanisation, and management efforts aimed at ensuring the sustainable provision of ecosystem services (ES) are a...

    Authors: Luke J. Potgieter, Mirijam Gaertner, Patrick J. O’Farrell and David M. Richardson

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:46

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  20. Forest residues can be a feasible alternative for converting energy into fuels, electricity, or heat. Compared to other second-generation bioenergy sources, they do not compete for food, are relatively cheap, ...

    Authors: Guadalupe Carrasco-Diaz, Gustavo Perez-Verdin, Jonathan Escobar-Flores and Marco Antonio Marquez-Linares

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:45

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  21. Fire has historically shaped the dynamics of Araucaria araucana-Nothofagus pumilio forests in the Andean region of South America. Nevertheless, human disturbances and stronger drought events have resulted in incr...

    Authors: Paola Arroyo-Vargas, Andres Fuentes-Ramírez, Bart Muys and Aníbal Pauchard

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:44

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  22. The stem curve of standing trees is an essential parameter for accurate estimation of stem volume. This study aims to directly quantify the occlusions within the single-scan terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) da...

    Authors: Peng Wan, Tiejun Wang, Wuming Zhang, Xinlian Liang, Andrew K. Skidmore and Guangjian Yan

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:43

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  23. The negative impacts of the exotic tree, Ailanthus altissima (tree-of-heaven, stink tree), is spreading throughout much of the Eastern United States. When forests are disturbed, it can invade and expand quickly i...

    Authors: Louis R. Iverson, Joanne Rebbeck, Matthew P. Peters, Todd Hutchinson and Timothy Fox

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:41

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  24. Afforestation of savannas in the Congolese coastal plains with eucalypt has provided wood pulp for industry and fuel energy for the local population. Typically, following afforestation, Acacia mangium are introdu...

    Authors: Lydie-Stella Koutika, Sylvain Ngoyi, Lorenzo Cafiero and Annamaria Bevivino

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:39

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  25. The knowledge gap regarding post-logging carbon recovery by increased growth is becoming more crucial to understand the significant contribution of forest to climate change mitigation. We assessed the ability ...

    Authors: Tunggul Butarbutar, Soeyitno Soedirman, Prem Raj Neupane and Michael Köhl

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:36

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  26. The insular nature and unique geographical set up of Andaman and Nicobar Islands has led to the evolution of variety of rare and distinct flora with high endemism. Despite several efforts to document the flori...

    Authors: K. N. Ganeshaiah, M. Sanjappa, Raviprasad Rao, C. Murugan and K. N. Shivaprakash

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:38

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  27. This study aimed to determine the influence of soil traits, vegetation structure and climate on litterfall dynamics along a successional gradient in a tropical dry forest (TDF) in southeastern Brazil. We used ...

    Authors: Saimo R. Souza, Maria D. M. Veloso, Mário M. Espírito-Santo, Jhonathan O. Silva, Arturo Sánchez-Azofeifa, Betânia G. Souza e Brito and Geraldo Wilson Fernandes

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:35

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  28. Understorey vegetation is a key biodiversity component of forest ecosystems. Previous studies examined its relations with the overstorey mainly in terms of taxonomic diversity, composition or productivity. So ...

    Authors: Andrea Coppi, Lorenzo Lazzaro, Evy Ampoorter, Lander Baeten, Kris Verheyen and Federico Selvi

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:37

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  29. Being the product of the same environment, soil and vegetation are mutually associated with each other, but the relationships between edaphic properties and vegetation characteristics are still far from clear....

    Authors: Natalia V. Lukina, Elena V. Tikhonova, Maria A. Danilova, Olga N. Bakhmet, Aleksandr M. Kryshen, Daria N. Tebenkova, Anastasia I. Kuznetsova, Vadim E. Smirnov, Tatiana Yu Braslavskaya, Aleksey V. Gornov, Maksim P. Shashkov, Svetlana V. Knyazeva, Anton D. Kataev, Ludmila G. Isaeva and Natalia V. Zukert

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:34

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  30. Soil respiration in forest ecosystems is an important part of the forest carbon (C) cycle. Studying the variation patterns of soil respiration under acid rain conditions is critically important for understandi...

    Authors: Yifan Li, Yunqi Wang, Yujie Wang and Bin Wang

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:32

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  31. Understanding the mechanisms underlying plant water use in response to drought is critical to predicting the trend of ecosystem development under a changing environment, while the responses of water use in clo...

    Authors: Xi-Pin Wu, Shirong Liu, Junwei Luan, Yi Wang and Chunju Cai

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:31

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  32. Dissimilarity in community composition is one of the most fundamental and conspicuous features by which different forest ecosystems may be distinguished. Traditional estimates of community dissimilarity are ba...

    Authors: Minhui Hao, J. Javier Corral-Rivas, M. Socorro González-Elizondo, K. Narayanagowda Ganeshaiah, M. Guadalupe Nava-Miranda, Chunyu Zhang, Xiuhai Zhao and Klaus von Gadow

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:30

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  33. China has a long tradition of managing planted forests. Different species of Populus, Eucalyptus, Larix, Cunninghamia and Pinus are planted to satisfy the local demand for wood products and provide ecological ser...

    Authors: Gongqiao Zhang, Gangying Hui, Yanbo Hu, Zhonghua Zhao, Xiuling Guan, Klaus von Gadow and Ganggang Zhang

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:28

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  34. The flow of goods and services occurring in catchment areas allows the production of a series of ecosystem services. These have a direct impact on the inhabitants of the territory, who in turn recognise and va...

    Authors: Carlos Esse, Rodrigo Santander-Massa, Francisco Encina-Montoya, Patricio De los Ríos, David Fonseca and Pablo Saavedra

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:25

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  35. Many regions in the world are experiencing changes in precipitation pattern, which likely impact soil nitrogen cycling and availability. However, we know little about how soil nitrogen processes respond to dro...

    Authors: Lin Chen, Yuanguang Wen, Ji Zeng, Hui Wang, Jingxin Wang, Bernard Dell and Shirong Liu

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:14

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  36. Lately, terrestrial point clouds have drawn attention as a new data source for in situ forest investigations. So far, terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) has the highest data quality among all terrestrial point c...

    Authors: Xinlian Liang, Yunsheng Wang, Jiri Pyörälä, Matti Lehtomäki, Xiaowei Yu, Harri Kaartinen, Antero Kukko, Eija Honkavaara, Aimad E. I. Issaoui, Olli Nevalainen, Matti Vaaja, Juho-Pekka Virtanen, Masato Katoh and Songqiu Deng

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:20

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  37. The nonstructural carbohydrates (NSCs) of plants are posited to be crucial traits for the resistance and resilience of plants to climate change-induced drought and flooding. However, the potential effects of p...

    Authors: Bin Yang, Changhui Peng, Qiuan Zhu, Xiaolu Zhou, Weiguo Liu, Min Duan, Hui Wang, Zhihao Liu, Xinyi Guo and Meng Wang

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:23

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