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Springer -just now

Spruce forest stands in a stationary state

Abstract We present stationarity criteria for forest stands, and establish embodiments using a Norwegian empirical stand development model. The natural stationary states only slightly differ from the outcome of long-term simulations previously implemented using the same empirical model. Human interference in terms of diameter-limit cutting is introduced. Consequently, stationar...

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GIS approach to estimate windbreak crop yield effects in Kansas–Nebraska

Abstract Windbreaks were originally promoted across the U.S. Great Plains to reduce wind erosion. A review paper published nearly 30 years ago showed yield increases for a variety of crops associated with windbreaks. However, with the widespread use of no-till cropping systems and advanced crop genetics, the question is “Do windbreaks still provide a yield benefit?” This s...

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The utility of farmer ranking of tree attributes for selecting companion trees in coffee production systems

Abstract There is increasing interest in the potential of agroforestry to improve the productivity and sustainability of coffee production, but designing management options is knowledge intensive. Tree-crop interactions and the biophysical and socio-economic factors influencing farmers’ decision-making about companion trees are complex and context-specific but fine scale data...

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Species association in Xanthoceras sorbifolium Bunge communities and selection for agroforestry establishment

Abstract We embraced the “learning from nature and back to nature” paradigm to develop viable agroforestry scenarios through studying species association in 12 wild yellowhorn (Xanthoceras sorbifolium: a Chinese endemic oil woody plants) communities. We identified 18 species combinations for their suitability as agroforestry mixes where positive associations were detected a...

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Above- and belowground growth response of Picea abies seedlings exposed to varying levels of soil relative bulk density

Abstract During mechanized forest operations, machines with high wheel loads are operated directly on the soil and can pose serious concerns for the integrity and quality of soil properties. Simply relying on absolute soil density (g cm−3 or t m−3) as a measure of qualitative assessment remains site specific. Instead of absolute soil density, the aim of this study was to ...

Springer -14 hours ago

Use of organic acids to improve fractionation of the black soldier fly larvae juice into lipid- and protein-enriched fractions

Abstract This study focusses on the fractionation of proteins and lipids from insect biomass, more specifically from black soldier fly larvae. Insects are rich in proteins and lipids and offer potential as a protein source for food and feed. Fractionation processes often focus on extracting only one compound (lipid or protein), neglecting the impact of the extraction method on ot...

NYT -16 hours ago

The Lessons of a Hideous Forest

The insistence of wild growth at Fresh Kills Landfill should make us rethink nature....

Elsevier -20 hours ago

Breeding bird response to season of burn in an upland hardwood forest

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Cathryn H. Greenberg, Tara L. Keyser, W. Henry McNab, Patrick ScottAbstractUpland hardwood forest managers are increasingly burning during the growing-season in hopes of improving wildlife habitat and attaining or accelerating other restoration goals, highlighting the need for research addressing how season...

Elsevier -20 hours ago

Tree diversity reduces pine infestation by mistletoe

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Inge van Halder, Bastien Castagneyrol, Cristóbal Ordóñez, Felipe Bravo, Miren del Río, Lucile Perrot, Hervé JactelAbstractThe pattern that a given tree species suffers less damage when growing with heterospecific neighbors than amongst conspecific plants, i.e. associational resistance, is common for in...

Elsevier -20 hours ago

Primary forest distribution and representation in a Central European landscape: Results of a large-scale field-based census

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Martin Mikoláš, Karol Ujházy, Marián Jasík, Michal Wiezik, Igor Gallay, Pavol Polák, Juraj Vysoký, Marek Čiliak, Garrett W. Meigs, Miroslav Svoboda, Volodymyr Trotsiuk, William S. KeetonAbstractGiven the global intensification of forest management and climate change, protecting and studying forests ...

Elsevier -20 hours ago

Enhancement of nutrient absorption and interspecific nitrogen transfer in a Eucalyptus urophylla × eucalyptus grandis and Dalbergia odorifera mixed plantation

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Xianyu Yao, Yuanfa Li, Liangning Liao, Guo Sun, Hongxiang Wang, Shaoming YeAbstractThere is substantial evidence that legume-derived nitrogen (N) is transferred to neighboring nonlegumes in herbaceous mixtures and intercropping systems. However, considering that woody species are key sources and major consu...

Elsevier -20 hours ago

Stand carbon density drivers and changes under future climate scenarios across global forests

Publication date: 1 October 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 449Author(s): Yanrong Guo, Changhui Peng, Ralph Trancoso, Qiuan Zhu, Xiaolu ZhouAbstractClimate and soil factors drive forest carbon (C) density. However, their impacts on the aboveground carbon density (ACD) and belowground carbon density (BCD) of global forest types have not been quantified in previous studies. In this...