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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. Forests are increasingly valued for non-timber ecosystem services in place of conventional wood fiber production. Biomass carbon sequestration is one of the key ecosystem services forests are relied upon for m...

    Authors: Xuhua Li, Tanzeel Javaid Aini Farooqi, Chao Jiang, Shirong Liu and Osbert Jianxin Sun

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:22

    Content type: Research

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  23. To accurately and efficiently quantify forest carbon stocks, a good forest inventory using appropriate sampling that minimizes costs and human effort is needed for landowners who want to enter carbon offset ma...

    Authors: Yingbing Chen, Ting-Ru Yang, Yung-Han Hsu, John A. Kershaw Jr and Dale Prest

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:13

    Content type: Research

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  24. Human impacts on Earth’s ecosystems have greatly intensified in the last decades. This is reflected in unexpected disturbance events, as well as new and increasing socio-economic demands, all of which are affe...

    Authors: Christian Messier, Jürgen Bauhus, Frederik Doyon, Fanny Maure, Rita Sousa-Silva, Philippe Nolet, Marco Mina, Núria Aquilué, Marie-Josée Fortin and Klaus Puettmann

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:21

    Content type: Discussion

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  25. Climate-induced challenge remains a growing concern in the dry tropics, threatening carbon sink potential of tropical dry forests. Hence, understanding their responses to the changing climate is of high priori...

    Authors: Zenebe Girmay Siyum, J. O. Ayoade, M. A. Onilude and Motuma Tolera Feyissa

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:15

    Content type: Research

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  26. Soil temperature and moisture are sensitive indicators in soil organic matter decomposition because they control global carbon and water cycles and their potential feedback to climatic variations. Although the...

    Authors: Min Yan, Zengyuan Li, Xin Tian, Li Zhang and Yu Zhou

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:12

    Content type: Research

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  27. Tree species represent 20% of the vascular plant species worldwide and they play a crucial role in the global functioning of the biosphere. The Mediterranean Basin is one of the 36 world biodiversity hotspots,...

    Authors: Frédéric Médail, Anne-Christine Monnet, Daniel Pavon, Toni Nikolic, Panayotis Dimopoulos, Gianluigi Bacchetta, Juan Arroyo, Zoltán Barina, Marwan Cheikh Albassatneh, Gianniantonio Domina, Bruno Fady, Vlado Matevski, Stephen Mifsud and Agathe Leriche

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:17

    Content type: Research

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  28. Environmental change has resulted in changes in forest growth in Europe during the last century. This has consequences for the products and services delivered by forest. Mixing tree species is often proposed a...

    Authors: Astrid Vannoppen, Vincent Kint, Quentin Ponette, Kris Verheyen and Bart Muys

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:10

    Content type: Research

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  29. We investigated how the precision and costs of forest resource estimates for sample plots of different type and size depend on the spatial structure of forests and jointly studied the effects of tree density a...

    Authors: Henrike Häbel, Mikko Kuronen, Helena M. Henttonen, Annika Kangas and Mari Myllymäki

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:8

    Content type: Research

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  30. The effect of forest fire on soil is complex and relatively less understood than its above ground effect. Understanding the effect of fire on forest soils can allow improving management of valuable forest ecos...

    Authors: Satyam Verma, Dharmatma Singh, Ajeet Kumar Singh and Shanmuganathan Jayakumar

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:6

    Content type: Research

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  31. European forests are considered a crucial resource for supplying biomass to a growing bio-economy in Europe. This study aimed to assess the potential availability of forest biomass from European forests and it...

    Authors: Pieter Johannes Verkerk, Joanne Brighid Fitzgerald, Pawan Datta, Matthias Dees, Geerten Martijn Hengeveld, Marcus Lindner and Sergey Zudin

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:5

    Content type: Research

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  32. Winter moth (Operophtera brumata) and mottled umber moth (Erannis defoliaria) are forest Lepidoptera species characterized by periodic high abundance in a 7–11 year cycle. During outbreak years they cause severe ...

    Authors: Anika Hittenbeck, Ronald Bialozyt and Matthias Schmidt

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:4

    Content type: Research

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  33. The global decrease in wildlife populations, especially birds, is mainly due to land use change and increasing intensity of land use (Parmesan and Yohe 2003). However, impacts of management tools to mitigate biod...

    Authors: Ernst Detlef Schulze, Dylan Craven, Andrew M. Durso, Jiri Reif, Marcus Guderle, Franz Kroiher, Petra Hennig, Anne Weiserbs, Peter Schall, Christian Ammer and Nico Eisenhauer

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:3

    Content type: Research

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  34. Soil organic carbon (SOC) is a large reservoir of terrestrial carbon (C); it consists of different fractions of varying complexity and stability. Partitioning SOC into different pools of decomposability help b...

    Authors: Xiaolu Sun, Zuoxin Tang, Michael G. Ryan, Yeming You and Osbert Jianxin Sun

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2019 6:1

    Content type: Research

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  35. Plants have been hypothesized to maintain strong control over xylem tension by closing stomata and to operate at a water potential above or near the critical potential at which cavitation commences. An alterna...

    Authors: Dayong Fan, Shouren Zhang, Hui Yan, Qian Wu, Xinwu Xu and Xiangping Wang

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:40

    Content type: Research

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  36. Accurate downed woody debris (DWD) volume or mass estimates are needed for numerous applications such as fuel loading, forest carbon, and biodiversity/habitat assessments. The line-intersect sampling (LIS) met...

    Authors: Shawn Fraver, Mark J. Ducey, Christopher W. Woodall, Anthony W. D’Amato, Amy M. Milo and Brian J. Palik

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:39

    Content type: Research

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