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Adaptive forest management in central Europe: Climate change impacts, strategies and integrative concept
Abstract Climatic warming may lead to increased or decreased future forest productivity. However, more frequent heat waves, droughts and storms and accompanying pathogen attacks are also expected forExpand
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Interspecific competition impacts on the morphology and distribution of fine roots in European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.)
Morphology and vertical distribution patterns of spruce and beech live fine roots (diameter ≤2 mm) were studied using a soil core method in three comparable mature stands in the Solling: (1) pureExpand
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The north-eastern distribution range of European beech—a review
Today, European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) seems to be a markedly successful tree species in the north-east of its distribution range. The distribution area may be larger than originally assumed;Expand
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Relationships between tree dimension and coarse root biomass in mixed stands of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and Norway spruce (Picea abies[L.] Karst.)
Relationships between tree parameters above ground and the biomass of the coarse root system were examined in six mixed spruce-beech stands in the Solling Mountain region in northwest Germany. TheExpand
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The impact of Short Rotation Coppice plantations on phytodiversity
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Climate change impacts on stand structure and competitive interactions in a southern Swedish spruce–beech forest
It is believed that European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) will increase its competitive ability at its northern range margin in Scandinavia due to climate change. In mixed old-growth forests of beechExpand
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Understory dynamics after disturbance accelerate succession from spruce to beech-dominated forest—the Siggaboda case study
Abstract•• ContextIt is assumed that climate change will favour European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) to Norway spruce (Picea abies [L.] Karst.) at its northern range margins due to climate change andExpand
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High value of short rotation coppice plantations for phytodiversity in rural landscapes
The demand for wood from short rotation coppice (SRC) plantations as a renewable energy source is currently increasing and could affect biodiversity in agricultural areas. The objective was toExpand
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Restoring forests: What constitutes success in the twenty-first century?
Forest loss and degradation is occurring at high rates but humankind is experiencing historical momentum that favors forest restoration. Approaches to restoration may follow various paradigmsExpand
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Stand age characteristics and soil properties affect species composition of vascular plants in short rotation coppice plantations
Woody biomass plantations on agricultural sites are an attractive source of biomass for bioenergy, but their effects on local biodiversity are unclear. This study’s objective was to evaluate theExpand
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