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A Review of Forest Gap Models
Forest gap models, initially conceived in 1969 as a special case of individual-tree based models, have become widely popular among forest ecologists for addressing a large number of applied researchExpand
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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
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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
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Tree species richness promotes productivity in temperate forests through strong complementarity between species.
Understanding the link between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning (BEF) is pivotal in the context of global biodiversity loss. Yet, long-term effects have been explored only weakly, especiallyExpand
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On the ecology of mountainous forests in a changing climate
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EXPLAINING FOREST COMPOSITION AND BIOMASS ACROSS MULTIPLE BIOGEOGRAPHICAL REGIONS
Current scientific concerns regarding the impacts of global change include the responses of forest composition and biomass to rapid changes in climate, and forest gap models have often been used toExpand
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Expanding forests and changing growth forms of Siberian larch at the Polar Urals treeline during the 20th century
The ongoing climatic changes potentially affect plant growth and the functioning of temperature-limited high-altitude and high-latitude ecosystems; the rate and magnitude of these biotic changes are,Expand
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Growth-dependent tree mortality models based on tree rings
Mortality is a crucial element of population dynamics. However, tree mortality is not well understood, particularly at the individual level. The objectives of this study were to (i) determine growthExpand
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PREDICTING THE TIME OF TREE DEATH USING DENDROCHRONOLOGICAL DATA
Complex interactions of various environmental factors result in high vari- ability of tree mortality in space and time. Tree mortality functions that are implemented in forest succession models haveExpand
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Comparing and evaluating process-based ecosystem model predictions of carbon and water fluxes in major European forest biomes
Process-based models can be classified into: (a) terrestrial biogeochemical models (TBMs), which simulate fluxes of carbon, water and nitrogen coupled within terrestrial ecosystems, and (b) dynamicExpand
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