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Springer -just now

Coarse woody debris and wood-colonizing fungi differences between a reserve stand and a managed forest in the Taborz region of Poland

Abstract The aim of this research was to evaluate the amount of woody debris (m3/ha) on the forest floor and the associated wood-colonizing fungi. The study was performed in the Taborz region, known for its Scots pine provenance experiments, against the background of a recently launched Polish legislation to protect the biodiversity on the forest floor in managed (harvested) st...

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Effect of wind damage on the habitat suitability of saproxylic species in a boreal forest landscape

Abstract Many forest-dwelling species are dependent on deadwood. Sources of deadwood include competition- and senescence-related mortality of trees, and various damages. This study described a methodology for predicting the effect of wind damage on the amount of deadwood and suitability of the forest for saproxylic species. The methodology was used in a forested boreal landscap...

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Correction to: Advances in European agroforestry: results from the AGFORWARD project

In the original publication of the article, the copyright line was incorrect in Springer link. The correct copyright line should read as “The Author(s) 2018”. The original article has been corrected....

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Exploring the potential of edible forest gardens: experiences from a participatory action research project in Sweden

Abstract To meet the environmental challenges that are presently confronting society, the narrow focus on agricultural production needs to be altered to one that places equal value on the generation of crucial ecosystem services. Current research shows that perennial intercropping systems such as agroforestry may be a feasible alternative. Based on studies during the establishm...

Elsevier -1 week ago

Insect herbivory and avian insectivory in novel native oak forests: Divergent effects of stand size and connectivity

Publication date: 1 August 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 445Author(s): Elena Valdés-Correcher, Inge van Halder, Luc Barbaro, Bastien Castagneyrol, Arndt HampeAbstractThe value of novel native broadleaf woodlands for biodiversity conservation is important to consider for adequate forest management in rural landscapes. Passive reforestation has been proposed as a cost-efficient ...

Elsevier -1 week ago

Short-term effects of selection, gap, patch and clear cutting on the beetle fauna in boreal spruce-dominated forests

Publication date: 15 August 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 446Author(s): Jari Jokela, Juha Siitonen, Matti KoivulaAbstractEven-aged management based on clear cutting has simplified the structure of boreal forests, which has adversely affected ecosystem services, including biodiversity. A potential way of combining economic, ecological and social sustainability in forest manageme...

Elsevier -1 week ago

Conditions for translocation of a key threatened species, Dianthus inoxianus Gallego, in the southwestern Iberian Mediterranean forest

Publication date: 15 August 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 446Author(s): Javier López-Jurado, Enrique Mateos-Naranjo, Juan Luis García-Castaño, Francisco BalaoAbstractNatural Mediterranean forest ecosystems, especially pine plantations, are severely affected by human disturbances and global change consequences. To achieve an appropriate and complete management of these areas,...

Elsevier -1 week ago

Climate-mediated regeneration occurrence in Mediterranean pine forests: A modeling approach

Publication date: 15 August 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 446Author(s): Marta Vergarechea, Rafael Calama, Mathieu Fortin, Miren del RíoAbstractThe generation of projections under different climate scenarios and stand conditions provides a useful tool to explore the consequences of climate change on ecosystem dynamics and to define possible interventions to ensure their persist...

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Native forest regeneration and vegetation dynamics in non-native Pinus patula tree plantations in Madagascar

Publication date: 15 August 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 446Author(s): Herizo Randriambanona, Josoa R. Randriamalala, Stéphanie M. CarrièreAbstractToday, exotic invasive alien species are considered to be one of the greatest threats to biodiversity. However, not all exotic species cause negative consequences in the ecosystems in which they settle. In some cases, artificial p...

Elsevier -1 week ago

Sustained productivity of intensively managed loblolly pine plantations: Persistence of fertilization and weed control effects across rotations

Publication date: 15 August 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 446Author(s): Praveen Subedi, Eric J. Jokela, Jason G. Vogel, Timothy A. MartinAbstractTwo randomized complete block design experiments were used to study the effects of fertilization and weed control treatments on the productivity of second rotation loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantations growing on poorly-drained Sp...

Mongabay -1 week ago

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, May 17, 2019

Tropical forests With around 80,000 left, koalas have been declared “functionally extinct” in the wild (The Conversation, Inhabitat). Officials in Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration warn the rest of the world to stay out of the management of the Amazon rainforest (Bloomberg). Some coffee growers may be compensating for the sliding price of coffee on […]...

CIFOR -1 week ago

Keeping the peace in a national park buffer zone

Voices from the forest-farm interface: Friday video series (part III)...