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

Influence of climate fluctuations on Pinus palustris growth and drought resilience

The longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) ecosystem is an endangered ecosystem in the southeastern USA, and efforts to restore the species are ongoing. However, in recent decades, the region has experienced...

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A tree detection method based on trunk point cloud section in dense plantation forest using drone LiDAR data

Single-tree detection is one of the main research topics in quantifying the structural properties of forests. Drone LiDAR systems and terrestrial laser scanning systems produce high-density point clouds...

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Why ecosystem characteristics predicted from remotely sensed data are unbiased and biased at the same time – and how this affects applications

Remotely sensed data are frequently used for predicting and mapping ecosystem characteristics, and spatially explicit wall-to-wall information is sometimes proposed as the best possible source of information...

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Habitat heterogeneity and biotic interactions mediate climate influences on seedling survival in a temperate forest

Seedling stage has long been recognized as the bottleneck of forest regeneration, and the biotic and abiotic processes that dominate at seedling stage largely affect the dynamics of forest. Seedlings...

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Grouping tree species to estimate basal area increment in temperate multispecies forests in Durango, Mexico

Multispecies forests have received increased scientific attention, driven by the hypothesis that biodiversity improves ecological resilience. However, a greater species diversity presents challenges...

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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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Using machine learning algorithms to estimate stand volume growth of Larix and Quercus forests based on national-scale Forest Inventory data in China

Estimating the volume growth of forest ecosystems accurately is important for understanding carbon sequestration and achieving carbon neutrality goals. However, the key environmental factors affecting...

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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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Climate and fire drivers of forest composition and openness in the Changbai Mountains since the Late Glacial

Ongoing climate changes have a direct impact on forest growth; they also affect natural fire regimes, with further implications for forest composition. Understanding of how these will affect forests...

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Growth phenology adjusts to seasonal changes in water availability in coexisting evergreen and deciduous mediterranean oaks

Different leaf (evergreen vs. deciduous habit) and xylem (diffuse-vs. ring-porous wood) traits represent contrasting strategies to face seasonal changes in water availability and temperature. However,...

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Contrasting climate drivers of seasonal growth in western vs. eastern Mexican mountain conifer forests

Hydroclimate affects the radial growth responses of trees, but the drivers of their spatial and population variability are not sufficiently understood. We addressed this issue by sampling several conifer...

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Plant functional trait diversity and structural diversity co-underpin ecosystem multifunctionality in subtropical forests

Tree species diversity is assumed to be an important component in managing forest ecosystems because of effects on multiple functions or ecosystem multifunctionality. However, the importance of tree...

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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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Developing allometric equations to estimate forest biomass for tree species categories based on phylogenetic relationships

The development of allometric biomass models is important process in biomass estimation because the reliability of forest biomass and carbon estimations largely depends on the accuracy and precision...

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Eucalyptus carbon stock estimation in subtropical regions with the modeling strategy of sample plots – airborne LiDAR – Landsat time series data

Updating eucalyptus carbon stock data in a timely manner is essential for better understanding and quantifying its effects on ecological and hydrological processes. At present, there are no suitable...

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Trunk volume estimation of irregular shaped Populus euphratica riparian forest using TLS point cloud data and multivariate prediction models

Trunk volume (Vt) is an essential parameter for estimating forest stand volume, biomass, and carbon sequestration potential. As the dominant tree species in desert riparian forests, Euphrates poplar...

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An improved area-based approach for estimating plot-level tree DBH from airborne LiDAR data

The diameter at breast height (DBH) of trees and stands is not only a widely used plant functional trait in ecology and biodiversity but also one of the most fundamental measurements in managing forests....

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Orchid diversity and distribution pattern in karst forests in eastern Yunnan Province, China

Global biodiversity loss and mass extinction of species have raised serious global concerns, especially in fragile ecosystems. Karst forest, a well-known fragile ecosystem, is served as a natural laboratory...

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A test of the mycorrhizal-associated nutrient economy framework in two types of tropical rainforests under nutrient enrichments

Shifts in tree species and their mycorrhizal associations driven by global change play key roles in biogeochemical cycles. In this paper, we proposed a framework of the mycorrhizal-associated nutrient...

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Forest management causes soil carbon loss by reducing particulate organic carbon in Guangxi, Southern China

The loss of soil organic carbon (SOC) following conversion of natural forests to managed plantations has been widely reported. However, how different SOC fractions and microbial necromass C (MNC) respond...

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A guide for selecting the appropriate plot design to measure ungulate browsing

Ungulate browsing often impairs tree regeneration, thus preventing the achievement of economic or conservation goals. Forest ungulate management would thus benefit from a practical decision tool that...

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Once upon a time biomass burning in the western Alps: Nesting effects of climate and local drivers on long-term subalpine fires

The present article questions the relative importance of local- and large-scale processes on the long-term dynamics of fire in the subalpine belt in the western Alps. The study is based on soil charcoal...

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Leaf nitrogen resorption is more important than litter nitrogen mineralization in mediating the diversity–productivity relationship along a nitrogen-limited temperate forest succession chronosequence

The resorption of nutrients by plants before litter fall and the mineralization of nutrients from plant litter by soil processes are both important pathways supporting primary productivity. While the...

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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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Effects of lag time in forest restoration and management

The increased speed of global change and associated high severity disturbances, in conjunction with the increasing suite of societal expectations on forests, suggest that the timeliness of interventions...

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