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Unveiling the adaptation strategies of woody plants in remnant forest patches to spatiotemporal urban expansion through leaf trait networks

With the expansion of urban areas, the remnants of forested areas play a crucial role in preserving biodiversity in urban environments. This study aimed to explore the impact of spatiotemporal urban...

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Predicting carbon storage of mixed broadleaf forests based on the finite mixture model incorporating stand factors, site quality, and aridity index

The diameter distribution function (DDF) is a crucial tool for accurately predicting stand carbon storage (CS). The current key issue, however, is how to construct a high-precision DDF based on stand...

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Carbon allocation in Picea jezoensis: Adaptation strategies of a non-treeline species at its upper elevation limit

Understanding the physiological adaptations of non-treeline trees to environmental stress is important to understand future shifts in species composition and distribution of current treeline ecotone....

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Leaf habit differentiation explains trait tradeoffs across savanna woody plants

Identifying how leaf habit subdivisions link to the fast–slow and avoidance–tolerance trait tradeoffs can provide new insight into divergence in ecophysiological strategies among plant functional groups....

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Tree species identity and interaction determine vertical forest structure in young planted forests measured by terrestrial laser scanning

Vertical forest structure is closely linked to multiple ecosystem characteristics, such as biodiversity, habitat, and productivity. Mixing tree species in planted forests has the potential to create...

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Atmospheric nitrogen deposition affects forest plant and soil system carbon: Nitrogen: Phosphorus stoichiometric flexibility: A meta-analysis

Nitrogen (N) deposition affects forest stoichiometric flexibility through changing soil nutrient availability to influence plant uptake. However, the effect of N deposition on the flexibility of carbon...

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Litter quality and decomposer complexity co-drive effect of drought on decomposition

Litter decomposition is key to ecosystem carbon (C) and nutrient cycling, but this process is anticipated to weaken due to projected more extensive and prolonged drought. Yet how litter quality and...

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The rate of deadwood decomposition processes in tree stand gaps resulting from bark beetle infestation spots in mountain forests

Decaying wood is an essential element of forest ecosystems and it affects its other components. The aim of our research was to determine the decomposition rate of deadwood in various humidity and thermal...

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The unimodal latitudinal pattern of K, Ca and Mg concentration and its potential drivers in forest foliage in eastern China

Potassium (K), calcium (Ca), and magnesium (Mg) are essential elements with important physiological functions in plants. Previous studies showed that leaf K, Ca, and Mg concentrations generally increase...

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Modeling the effect of stand and site characteristics on the probability of mistletoe infestation in Scots pine stands using remote sensing data

Over the past decade, the presence of mistletoe (Viscum album ssp. austriacum) in Scots pine stands has increased in many European countries. Understanding the factors that influence the occurrence...

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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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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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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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Demographic changes in China's forests from 1998 to 2018

Tree demography is an essential indicator of various forest ecosystem services, and understanding its changes is critical for the sustainable management of forests. During the past four decades, China...

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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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Prediction of tree crown width in natural mixed forests using deep learning algorithm

Crown width (CW) is one of the most important tree metrics, but obtaining CW data is laborious and time-consuming, particularly in natural forests. The Deep Learning (DL) algorithm has been proposed...

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Absorptive root-multidimension strategy links air temperature and species distribution in a montane forest

Air temperature affects absorptive root traits, which are closely related to species distribution. However, it is still unclear how air temperature regulates species distribution through changes in...

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Deadwood affects the soil organic matter fractions and enzyme activity of soils in altitude gradient of temperate forests

The main objective of our study has been to determine the role of deadwood in the shaping of the amount of soil organic matter fractions in mountain forest soils. For this purpose, a climosequence approach...

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Alternative expressions for stand diameter in complex forests

Quadratic mean diameter is the most frequently reported descriptor of the diameter distribution of forests. As such, it is often used as an indicator of forest stand structure, developmental stage,...

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Remote sensing of subtropical tree diversity: The underappreciated roles of the practical definition of forest canopy and phenological variation

Tree species diversity is vital for maintaining ecosystem functions, yet our ability to map the distribution of tree diversity is limited due to difficulties in traditional field-based approaches. Recent...

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Regeneration of Nothofagus dombeyi (Mirb.) Ørst. in little to moderately disturbed southern beech forests in the Andes of Patagonia (Argentina)

Natural forests and stands subjected to little to moderate human impact are continuously declining worldwide and with these, their biodiversity and ecosystem services. Many Nothofagus forests in the...

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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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Spatiotemporal dynamics and geo-environmental factors influencing mangrove gross primary productivity during 2000–2020 in Gaoqiao Mangrove Reserve, China

Mangrove forests are a significant contributor to the global carbon cycle, and the accurate estimation of their gross primary productivity (GPP) is essential for understanding the carbon budget within...

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Tree sapling vitality and recovery following the unprecedented 2018 drought in central Europe

Ongoing climate change is anticipated to increase the frequency and intensity of drought events, thereby affecting forest recovery dynamics and elevating tree mortality. The drought of 2018, with its...

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Silver fir tree-ring fluctuations decrease from north to south latitude—total solar irradiance and NAO are indicated as the main influencing factors

Silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) is a flexible European tree species, mainly vegetating within the mountainous regions of Europe, but its growth responses across its latitudinal and longitudinal range...

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