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Carbon stocks in a highly fragmented landscape with seasonally dry tropical forest in the Neotropics

Global modeling of carbon storage and sequestration often mischaracterizes unique ecosystems such as the seasonally dry tropical forest of the central region of the Gulf of Mexico, because species diversity...

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No treeline shift despite climate change over the last 70 years

The recent rise in temperature and shifting precipitation regimes threaten ecosystems around the globe to different degrees. Treelines are expected to respond to climate warming by shifting to higher...

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Active forest management accelerates carbon storage in plantation forests in Lishui, southern China

China has committed to achieving peak CO2 emissions before 2030 and carbon neutrality before 2060; therefore, accelerated efforts are needed to better understand carbon accounting in industry and energy...

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Trade-offs among fine-root phosphorus-acquisition strategies of 15 tropical woody species

Plant roots show various functional strategies in soil phosphorus (P) acquisition. Under limited soil phosphatase activity, P deficiency is the main concern, and roots either invest carbon (C) to produce...

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Current climate overrides past climate change in explaining multi-site beta diversity of Lauraceae species in China

We aimed to characterise the geographical distribution of Sørensen-based multi-site dissimilarity (βsor) and its underlying true turnover (βsim) and nestedness (βsne) components for Chinese Lauraceae...

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Forest height mapping using inventory and multi-source satellite data over Hunan Province in southern China

Accurate mapping of forest canopy heights at a fine spatial resolution over large geographical areas is challenging. It is essential for the estimation of forest aboveground biomass and the evaluation...

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Assessing Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 spectral-temporal features for mapping tree species of northern plantation forests in Heilongjiang Province, China

Accurate mapping of tree species is highly desired in the management and research of plantation forests, whose ecosystem services are currently under threats. Time-series multispectral satellite images,...

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Structure complexity is the primary driver of functional diversity in the temperate forests of northeastern China

Assessing functional diversity to identify its spatial patterns and drivers is an important step towards understanding the adaptive capacity of ecosystems to environmental change. However, until now,...

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Allometry-based estimation of forest aboveground biomass combining LiDAR canopy height attributes and optical spectral indexes

Accurate estimates of forest aboveground biomass (AGB) are essential for global carbon cycle studies and have widely relied on approaches using spectral and structural information of forest canopies...

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Biochar amendments increase soil organic carbon storage and decrease global warming potentials of soil CH4 and N2O under N addition in a subtropical Moso bamboo plantation

Nitrogen (N) deposition affects soil greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while biochar application reduces GHG emissions in agricultural soils. However, it remains unclear whether biochar amendment can...

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Effects of fertilization on the growth dominance of Inland Northwest forests of the United States

Large trees have disproportionally large competitive advantage in access to light, which has been proposed to increase growth dominance of large trees (e.g., a larger proportion of volume growth than...

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How can the forest sector mitigate climate change in a changing climate? Case studies of boreal and northern temperate forests in eastern Canada

Forest based climate mitigation emerged as a key component of the Paris Agreement, and thus requires robust science to reduce uncertainties related to such strategies. The aim of this study was to assess...

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Retrieval of forest canopy height in a mountainous region with ICESat-2 ATLAS

Forest canopy height is one of the important forest parameters for accurately assessing forest biomass or carbon sequestration. ICESat-2 ATLAS provides the potential for retrieval of forest canopy height...

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Monitoring the abundance of saproxylic red-listed species in a managed beech forest by landsat temporal metrics

Rapid climate changes lead to an increase in forest disturbance, which in turn lead to growing concerns for biodiversity. While saproxylic beetles are relevant indicators for studying different aspects...

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Multiple forest structural elements are needed to promote beetle biomass, diversity and abundance

Retention forestry is a management strategy aiming to mitigate biodiversity loss by retaining structural elements such as dead trees that would otherwise be removed. Here we analyze the biomass, diversity...

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Two-level optimization approach to tree-level forest planning

Laser scanning and individual-tree detection are used increasingly in forest inventories. As a consequence, methods that optimize forest management at the level of individual trees will be gradually...

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Patterns and driving factors of leaf C, N, and P stoichiometry in two forest types with different stand ages in a mid-subtropical zone

Carbon (C), nitrogen (N), and phosphorus (P) stoichiometry is a key indicator of nutrient utilization in plants, and C/N/P ratios are related to the life histories and adaptation strategies of tree...

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The 2/3 scaling of twig nitrogen to phosphorus in woody plants

Nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) are important elements for plant metabolism and growth. Therefore, the quantification of the scaling relationship of N to P in plant organs can help us understand many...

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Variation in water supply leads to different responses of tree growth to warming

Global climate change, characterized by changes in precipitation, prolonged growing seasons, and warming-induced water deficits, is putting increased pressure on forest ecosystems globally. Understanding...

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Ecological niche modeling of the main forest-forming species in the Caucasus

Ecological niche modeling of the main forest-forming species within the same geographic range contributes significantly to understanding the coexistence of species and the regularities of formation...

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Pre-fire aboveground biomass, estimated from LiDAR, spectral and field inventory data, as a major driver of burn severity in maritime pine (Pinus pinaster) ecosystems

The characterization of surface and canopy fuel loadings in fire-prone pine ecosystems is critical for understanding fire behavior and anticipating the most harmful ecological effects of fire. Nevertheless,...

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Influence of soil and elevation on roadside cryptogam diversity in the tropical Andes

The deforestation caused by road construction is one of the main drivers for both biodiversity and function loss in tropical ecosystems. Terricolous cryptogams are pioneers in colonizing roadside and...

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Examining approaches for modeling individual tree growth response to thinning in Norway spruce

Using periodic measurements from permanent plots in non-thinned and thinned Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) H. Karst.) stands in Norway, individual-tree growth models were developed to predict annual...

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Drivers of tree demographic trade-offs in a temperate forest

The demographic trade-offs (i.e. growth and survival) play important roles in forest dynamics and they are driven by multiple factors, including species' inherent life-history strategies (such as shade-tolerance...

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Divergent allocations of nonstructural carbohydrates shape growth response to rainfall reduction in two subtropical plantations

Nonstructural carbohydrates (NSC) are indicators of tree carbon balance and play an important role in regulating plant growth and survival. However, our understanding of the mechanism underlying drought-induced...

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