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  1. Content type: Research

    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

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  2. Content type: Research

    Coupling biomass models with nutrient concentrations can provide sound estimations of carbon and nutrient contents, enabling the improvement of carbon and nutrient balance in forest ecosystems. Although nutrie...

    Authors: Roque Rodríguez-Soalleiro, Cristina Eimil-Fraga, Esteban Gómez-García, Juan Daniel García-Villabrille, Alberto Rojo-Alboreca, Fernando Muñoz, Nerea Oliveira, Hortensia Sixto and César Pérez-Cruzado

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:35

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  3. Content type: Research

    Recent projections expect that Vietnam will be affected most severely by climate change with higher temperatures, more precipitation and rising sea levels. Especially increased temperatures will worsen the sit...

    Authors: Astrid Moser-Reischl, Enno Uhl, Thomas Rötzer, Peter Biber, Tran van Con, Nguyen Thanh Tan and Hans Pretzsch

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:37

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  4. Content type: Research

    Forest management decisions are based on expectations of future developments. For sound decisions it is essential to accurately predict the expected values in future developments and to account for their inher...

    Authors: Matthias Albert, Ralf-Volker Nagel, Johannes Sutmöller and Matthias Schmidt

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:33

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  5. Content type: Research

    The importance of structurally diverse forests for the conservation of biodiversity and provision of a wide range of ecosystem services has been widely recognised. However, tools to quantify structural diversi...

    Authors: Felix Storch, Carsten F. Dormann and Jürgen Bauhus

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:34

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  6. Content type: Research

    Rapid economic development in China has resulted in an increase in severe air pollution in city groups such as the Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei Metropolitan Region. PM2.5 (fine particles with an aerodynamic equivalent d...

    Authors: Junqi Ding, Xiaoxiu Lun, Weifang Ma, Lu Zhao, Yingying Cao, Fengbin Sun and Renna Li

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:36

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  7. Content type: Research

    Leaf Area Index (LAI) is an important parameter used in monitoring and modeling of forest ecosystems. The aim of this study was to evaluate performance of the artificial neural network (ANN) models to predict ...

    Authors: İlker Ercanlı, Alkan Günlü, Muammer Şenyurt and Sedat Keleş

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:29

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  8. Content type: Research

    In the context of ecosystem management, the present study aims to compare the natural and the present-day forested landscapes of a large territory in Quebec (Canada). Using contemporary and long-term fire cycl...

    Authors: Pierre Grondin, Sylvie Gauthier, Véronique Poirier, Patrice Tardif, Yan Boucher and Yves Bergeron

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:30

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  9. Content type: Research

    The distribution of forest vegetation within urban environments is critically important as it influences urban environmental conditions and the energy exchange through the absorption of solar radiation and mod...

    Authors: Giona Matasci, Nicholas C. Coops, David A. R. Williams and Nick Page

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:31

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  10. Content type: Research

    Over the last decades interest has grown on how climate change impacts forest resources. However, one of the main constraints is that meteorological stations are riddled with missing climatic data. This study ...

    Authors: Alonso Barrios, Guillermo Trincado and René Garreaud

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:28

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  11. Content type: Review

    Canada’s boreal forest represents an important contributor of the world’s wood supply industry. However, maintaining or increasing productivity of the boreal forest may be challenging in areas dominated by for...

    Authors: Benoit Lafleur, Nicole J. Fenton, Martin Simard, Alain Leduc, David Paré, Osvaldo Valeria and Yves Bergeron

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:27

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  12. Content type: Research

    Improved understanding of the processes shaping the assembly of tropical tree communities is crucial for gaining insights into the evolution of forest communities and biological diversity. The climate is thoug...

    Authors: K. Nagaraju Shivaprakash, B. R. Ramesh, Ramanan Umashaanker and Selvadurai Dayanandan

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:25

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  13. Content type: Research

    Treeline dynamics have inevitable impacts on the forest treeline structure and composition. The present research sought to estimate treeline movement and structural shifts in response to recent warming in Cehe...

    Authors: Maliheh Arekhi, Ahmet Yesil, Ulas Yunus Ozkan and Fusun Balik Sanli

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:23

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  14. Content type: Research

    Coarse woody debris (CWD) is very important for forest ecosystems, particularly for biodiversity and carbon storage. Its relevance as a possible reservoir and source of nutrients is less clear, especially in c...

    Authors: Steffen Herrmann and Jürgen Bauhus

    Citation: Forest Ecosystems 2018 5:22

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  15. 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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  16. Content type: Research

    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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  17. Content type: Research

    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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  18. Content type: Research

    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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  19. Content type: Research

    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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  20. 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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  21. Content type: Research

    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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. Content type: Research

    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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  25. Content type: Research

    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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. Content type: Research

    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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  29. 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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  30. Content type: Research

    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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  31. Content type: Research

    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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  32. Content type: Research

    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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  33. Content type: Research

    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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  34. Content type: Research

    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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  35. 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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  36. Content type: Research

    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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  37. Content type: Research

    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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  38. 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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  39. Content type: Research

    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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