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ISSN: 2197-5620
CN: 10-1166/S
p-ISSN: 2095-6355

How do nitrogen-limited alpine coniferous forests acquire nitrogen? A rhizosphere perspective

Alpine coniferous forest ecosystems dominated by ectomycorrhizal (ECM) tree species are generally characterized by low soil nitrogen (N) availability but stabilized plant productivity. Thus, elucidating...

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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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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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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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Six forests in one: Tree species diversity in the Bosque Protector Chongón Colonche, a lowland mountain range in coastal Ecuadorian

Tropical mountain ranges shape the structure of tree communities and promote highly diverse natural habitats. The “Bosque Protector Chongón-Colonche” (BPCC), an 86,000-ha mountain formation situated...

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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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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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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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Remote sensing of bark beetle damage in Norway spruce individual tree canopies using thermal infrared and airborne laser scanning data fusion

Increasing threat to Central Europe's forests from the growing population of the European spruce bark beetle Ips typographus (L.) calls for developing highly effective methods of detection of the infestation...

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Ground-based/UAV-LiDAR data fusion for quantitative structure modeling and tree parameter retrieval in subtropical planted forest

Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) has contributed immensely to forest mapping and 3D tree modelling. From the perspective of data acquisition, the integration of LiDAR data from different platforms...

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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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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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Mismatch between species distribution and climatic niche optima in relation to functional traits

Forecasts of climate change impacts on biodiversity often assume that the current geographical distributions of species match their niche optima. However, empirical evidence has challenged this assumption,...

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Urbanization strengthens the edge effects on species diversity and composition of woody plants in remnant forests

Urban remnant forests are embedded in urban areas and are threatened directly and indirectly by urbanization. The direct effects (e.g., loss of area) have been well studied. However, knowledge about...

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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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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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Modeling of cold-temperate tree Pinus koraiensis (Pinaceae) distribution in the Asia-Pacific region: Climate change impact

Pinus koraiensis Siebold & Zucc. (Korean pine) is a key species of the mixed cold temperate forests of Northeast Asia. Current climate change can significantly worsen the quality of P. koraiensis habitats...

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Temporal shifts in the explanatory power and relative importance of litter traits in regulating litter decomposition

Litter traits critically affect litter decomposition from local to global scales. However, our understanding of the temporal dynamics of litter trait-decomposition linkages, especially their dependence...

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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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Functional diversity dominates positive species mixture effects on ecosystem multifunctionality in subtropical plantations

Mixed-species plantations generally exhibit higher ecosystem multifunctionality than monospecific plantations. However, it is unclear how tree species functional composition influences species mixture...

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Functional trait profiles and diversity of trees regenerating in disturbed tropical forests and agroforests in Indonesia

A main question in restoration of degraded forests and forest landscapes recovering from logging and fire is what to expect from natural regeneration through surviving propagules in the soil or seed...

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Contrast in vulnerability to freezing-induced xylem embolism contributes to divergence in spring phenology between diffuse- and ring-porous temperate trees

The spring phenology and growth strategy of temperate tree species can be strongly linked to their sensitivity to frosts, which deserve more profound investigations under the background of climate warming...

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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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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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Elevation gradient distribution of indices of tree population in a montane forest: The role of leaf traits and the environment

To disentangle the controls on species distribution in the context of climate change is a central element in proposed strategies to maintain species diversity. However, previous studies have focused...

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