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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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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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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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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...

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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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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...

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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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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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Removing harvest residues from hardwood stands affects tree growth, wood density and stem wood nutrient concentration in European beech (Fagus sylvatica) and oak (Quercus spp.)

Higher exportation of harvest residues from forests due to increased demand for woody biomass, has reportedly diminished soil mineral resources and may lead to degraded tree nutrition as well as growth....

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Modifying regeneration strategies classification to enhance the understanding of dominant species growth in fire-prone forest in Southwest China

In fire-prone ecosystems, plant species having different post-fire regeneration strategies (PFRS) coexist at the local scale while showing different growth dynamics. To evaluate the effect of PFRS on...

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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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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...

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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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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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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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Impact of tree litter identity, litter diversity and habitat quality on litter decomposition rates in tropical moist evergreen forest

Attempts to restore degraded highlands by tree planting are common in East Africa. However, up till now, little attention has been given to effects of tree species choice on litter decomposition and...

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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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Evaluating alternative hypotheses behind biodiversity and multifunctionality relationships in the forests of Northeastern China

The importance of biodiversity in maintaining multiple ecosystem functions has been widely accepted. However, the specific mechanisms affecting biodiversity and ecosystem multifunctionality (BEMF) relationships...

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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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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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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...

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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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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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Black locust coppice stands homogenize soil diazotrophic communities by reducing soil net nitrogen mineralization

Black locust (BL, Robinia pseudoacacia) is considered a promising tree species for reforestation due to its great ability to fix nitrogen. However, after two or three coppice-harvesting rotations, the...

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Novel evidence from Taxus fuana forests for niche-neutral process assembling community

Understanding the mechanisms underlying community assembly is helpful for conservation and restoration of communities, particularly those that contain rare and endangered species like Taxus fuana, which...

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