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Past and present pressures on forest resources have led to a drastic decrease in the surface area of unmanaged forests in Europe. Changes in forest structure, composition, and dynamics inevitably lead to changes in the biodiversity of forest-dwelling species. The possible biodiversity gains and losses due to forest management (i.e., anthropogenic pressures(More)
Variations in the natural 13C abundance of soil organic matter (SOM) at different depths combined with SOM radiocarbon dating were used to reconstruct the history of the forest-savanna successions over the last millennium in the Gabon coastal area. A chronosequence was established by comparing the δ13C profiles and the radiocarbon dating of a Gabon savanna(More)
a Julius-von-Sachs-Institut für Biowissenschaften, Lehrstuhl für Pharmazeutische Biologie, Universität Würzburg, Mittlerer Dallenbergweg 64, D -97082 Würzburg, Fax: 0049 931 8 8 8 6182, Bundesrepublik Deutschland b Gesellschaft für Biotechnologische Forschung mbH, M ascheroder Weg 1, D-38124 Braunschweig.Bundesrepublik Deutschland c Institut für(More)
Understanding the processes that shape biodiversity patterns is essential for ecosystem management and conservation. Local environmental conditions are often good predictors of species distribution and variations in habitat quality usually positively correlate to species richness. However, beside habitat limitation, species presence-absence may be(More)
We present repeated tree measurement data from 63 permanent plots in mountain forests in France. Plot elevations range from 800 (lower limit of the montane belt) to 1942 m above sea level (subalpine belt). Forests mainly consist of pure or mixed stands dominated by European beech (Fagus sylvatica), Silver fir (Abies alba), and Norway spruce (Picea abies),(More)
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