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A Review of Forest Gap Models
The structure of JABOWA is analysed in terms of the functional relationships used for formulating the processes of tree establishment, growth, and mortality, and it is concluded that JABowA contains a number of unrealistic assumptions that have not been questioned strongly to date. Expand
Alien species in a warmer world: risks and opportunities.
It is emphasised that global warming has enabled alien species to expand into regions in which they previously could not survive and reproduce and management practices regarding the occurrence of 'new' species could range from complete eradication to tolerance. Expand
Ecosystem Service Supply and Vulnerability to Global Change in Europe
A range of ecosystem models and scenarios of climate and land-use change to conduct a Europe-wide assessment of ecosystem service supply during the 21st century, finding that many changes increase vulnerability as a result of a decreasing supply of ecosystem services. Expand
Drought as an Inciting Mortality Factor in Scots Pine Stands of the Valais, Switzerland
Drought has a limiting effect on tree growth and acts as a bottleneck event in triggering Scots pine decline in the Valais. Expand
The relative importance of climatic effects, wildfires and management for future forest landscape dynamics in the Swiss Alps
Forest landscape dynamics result from the complex interaction of driving forces and ecological processes operating on various scales. Projected climate change for the 21st century will alterExpand
Tree species richness promotes productivity in temperate forests through strong complementarity between species.
This study generalises results from short-term experiments in grasslands to forest ecosystems and demonstrates that competition for light alone induces a positive effect of biodiversity on productivity, thus providing a new angle for explaining BEF relationships. Expand
A Simplified Forest Model to Study Species Composition Along Climate Gradients
The present study suggests that the evaluation of model behavior at scattered sites is insufficient to show their validity for simulating forest dynamics along climate gradients, and models other than FORECE should be scrutinized in this respect as well. Expand
On the ecology of mountainous forests in a changing climate
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Improving the formulation of tree growth and succession in a spatially explicit landscape model
Long-term forest landscape dynamics are determined by a set of driving forces including large-scale natural disturbances, land-use, the physical environment, and stand-scale succession processes.Expand
The Importance of Spatial Scale in Habitat Models: Capercaillie in the Swiss Alps
The role of scale in ecology is widely recognized as being of vital importance for understanding ecological patterns and processes. The capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) is a forest grouse species withExpand