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Springer -20 hours ago

Assessing the influence of harvesting intensities on structural diversity of forests in south-west Germany

Abstract Background To increase ecosystem resilience and biodiversity, the maintenance and improvement of structural and compositional diversity of forests has become an important goal in forest management for many forest owners and jurisdictions. At the same time, future harvesting intensity (HI) may increase to meet the demand for ...

USFS -3 days ago

Interspecific effects between overstorey and regeneration in small‑scale mixtures of three late‑successional species in the Western Carpathians (southern Poland)

In mixed-species forests, species composition of the overstorey affects regeneration processes through its influence on seed rain intensity and micro-site characteristics. Based on extensive inventory data (1583 sample plots), this study investigated relationships between the percentages of silver fir (Abies alba Mill.), European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.), and Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) H. K...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Global pulpwood prices fall

In the 2Q 2019, the European Sawlog Price Index (ESPI) fell to a nine-year low, reported Wood Resources International in its Wood Resource Quarterly. In Euro terms, average sawlog prices in Austria and Germany have fallen almost 20% over the past two years, improving the competitiveness of the two countries sawmilling industry. US softwood log shipments to China have fallen by US$124 million in...

UN-REDD Programme -1 week ago

A Day at a National Forest Inventory Camp in Papua New Guinea (Short Version)

The world’s 3rd largest rainforest – after the Amazon and Congo Basin- is found on the island of New Guinea. It is shared by 2 countries – Papua New Guinea (PNG) to the east and Indonesia to the west. The island only covers 1% of the planet’s land area, but it harbors 5% of its animal and plant species - including the world’s largest butterfly. Yet despite being a biodiversity hotspo...

UN-REDD Programme -1 week ago

A Day at a National Forest Inventory Camp in Papua New Guinea (Long version)

The world’s 3rd largest rainforest – after the Amazon and Congo Basin- is found on the island of New Guinea. It is shared by 2 countries – Papua New Guinea (PNG) to the east and Indonesia to the west. The island only covers 1% of the planet’s land area, but it harbors 5% of its animal and plant species - including the world’s largest butterfly. Yet despite being a biodiversity hotsp...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Linking tree physiological constraints with predictions of carbon and water fluxes at an old‐growth coniferous forest

Old-growth coniferous forests of the Pacific Northwest are among the most productive temperate ecosystems and have the capacity to store large amounts of carbon for multiple centuries. To date, there are considerable gaps in modeling ecosystem fluxes and their responses to physiological constraints in these old-growth forests. These model shortcomings limit our ability to understand and project ho...

USFS -2 weeks ago

American Samoa’s forest resources: Forest inventory and analysis, 2012

This report highlights key findings from 2012 data collected by the Forest Inventory and Analysis program across all forested land on four islands in American Samoa, updating previously published findings from data collected in 2001 (Donnegan et al. 2004). We summarize and interpret basic resource information such as estimates of forest area, stem volume, biomass, numbers of trees, damages to tree...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Resolution dependence in an area-based approach to forest inventory with airborne laser scanning

In an Area Based Approach (ABA) to forest inventories using Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS) data, the sample plot size may vary or the cell size may differ from the plot size. Although this resolution mismatch may cause bias and increase in prediction error, it has not been thoroughly studied. The aim of this study was to clarify the meaning of resolution dependence in ABA, and to further identify i...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Estimating upper stem diameters and volume of Douglas-fir and Western hemlock trees in the Pacific northwest

Background: Volume and taper equations are essential for obtaining estimates of total and merchantable stem volume. Taper functions provide advantages to merchantable volume equations because they estimate diameter inside or outside bark at specific heights on the stem, enabling the estimation of total and merchantable stem volume, volume of individual logs, and a height at a given diameter. <b...

USFS -2 weeks ago

Combining potentially incompatible community datasets when harmonizing forest inventories in subarctic Alaska, USA

Aims: Plant responses to disturbances and environmental variation can manifest in communities as compositional nestedness (i.e., one community is a subset of another) and/or turnover (two communities represent different compositional gradient spaces). Yet, different sampling designs can artificially give an illusion of such compositional differences among two datasets, making it problematic to har...

USFS -2 weeks ago

A Comprehensive Inventory of Protected Areas and other Land Conservation Mechanisms in Puerto Rico.

Geospatial inventories of protected areas and information regarding additional conservation mechanisms that were established to protect natural resources are useful in evaluating conservation effectiveness and supporting conservation planning at broader scales. The lack of a single inventory and common terminology among stakeholders in Puerto Rico was identified as a major limitation in planning a...

Springer -2 weeks ago

Impact of modelling choices on setting the reference levels for the EU forest carbon sinks: how do different assumptions affect the country-specific forest reference levels?

Abstract Background In 2018, the European Union (EU) adopted Regulation 2018/841, which sets the accounting rules for the land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) sector for the period 2021–2030. This regulation is part of the EU’s commitments to comply with the Paris Agreement. According to the new regulation, emissions a...