Recent Articles

Open access

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

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...

Share article

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...

Share article

Effects of functional phylogeny of light-response-related orthologous genes on seedling survival in a subtropical forest

Light is an important environmental factor affecting the growth and survival of plants in forest communities. The competition for light resources and divergent responses to light may affect plant species...

Share article

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...

Share article

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...

Share article

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....

Share article

Diversity of beetle species and functional traits along gradients of deadwood suggests weak environmental filtering

Gradients in local environmental characteristics may favour the abundance of species with particular traits, while other species decline, or favour species with different traits at the same time, without...

Share article

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...

Share article

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...

Share article

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...

Share article

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...

Share article

A better carbon-water flux simulation in multiple vegetation types by data assimilation

The accurate estimation of carbon-water flux is critical for understanding the carbon and water cycles of terrestrial ecosystems and further mitigating climate change. Model simulations and observations...

Share article

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...

Share article

Conifer establishment after the eruption of the Paricutin volcano in central Mexico

Volcanic eruptions have large effects on forest ecosystems and create new substrates, triggering primary succession processes. The Paricutín volcano, born in central-western Mexico, erupted between...

Share article

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...

Share article

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...

Share article

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...

Share article

Intraspecific variation in shoot flammability in Dracophyllum rosmarinifolium is not predicted by habitat environmental conditions

Flammability is a compound plant trait that can vary significantly across natural populations within species. Investigating intraspecific variation in flammability provides insights into the evolution...

Share article

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,...

Share article

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...

Share article

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...

Share article

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...

Share article

Cross-classes domain inference with network sampling for natural resource inventory

There are two distinct types of domains, design- and cross-classes domains, with the former extensively studied under the topic of small-area estimation. In natural resource inventory, however, most...

Share article

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...

Share article

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,...

Share article

Stay Informed

Register your interest and receive email alerts tailored to your needs. Sign up below.