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The effects of environmental and species structure on soil eukaryotic microbes inhabiting semi-arid mountains remain unclear. Furthermore, whether community assembly differs in a variety of soil habitat types, for example, artificial forest, artificial bush, farmland,...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6042
65 downloads
285 views

Background Nitrogen (N) is an important macronutrient that controls the productivity of ecosystems and biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) is a major source of N in terrestrial systems, particularly tropical forests. Bamboo dominates theses forests, but our knowledge...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Biogeochemistry","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6024
38 downloads
430 views

Moso bamboo has large potential to alleviate global warming through carbon sequestration. Since soil respiration (Rs) is a major source of CO2 emissions, we analyzed the dynamics of soil respiration (Rs) and its relation to environmental factors in a Moso bamboo...

["Ecology","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5747
53 downloads
328 views

Background Urban forests help in mitigating carbon emissions; however, their associations with landscape patterns are unclear. Understanding the associations would help us to evaluate urban forest ecological services and favor urban forest management via landscape...

["Ecology","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5825
69 downloads
254 views

Shade tolerance, the minimum light requirement for plant survival, is a key trait for understanding community assembly and forest dynamics. However, it is poorly defined for tree species to date. Current methods of measuring shade tolerance vary considerably in...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5736
59 downloads
248 views

Changes in the concentration of soil nitrogen (N) or its components may directly affect ecosystem functioning in forestry. Thinning of forest stands, a widely used forestry management practice, may transform soil nutrients directly by altering the soil environment,...

["Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Biogeochemistry","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5647
62 downloads
681 views

Exploring the human dimensions of forest fires is a crucial, although often overlooked, aspect of wildfire research, since wildfires often have important socio-economic impacts and humans are nowadays the main cause of wildfires in many areas of the world. We carried...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5657
43 downloads
210 views

Background Experiencing an adequate amount of cold temperatures over winter is necessary for many temperate tree species to break dormancy and flower in spring. Thus, changes in winter and spring temperatures associated with climate change may influence when trees...

["Climate Change Biology","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5221
127 downloads
477 views

Eucalyptus is harvested for wood and fiber production in many tropical and sub-tropical habitats globally. Plantation has been controversial because of its influence on the surrounding environment, however, the influence of massive Eucalyptus planting on soil microbial...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Microbiology","Soil Science","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5648
176 downloads
319 views

Background The need for energy sources with low greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable production encourages the search for alternative biomass sources. However, the use of biomass fuels faces the problem of storage, transport and lower energy densities. Low-density...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5504
115 downloads
458 views

Background Rapid urbanization in semi-arid regions necessitates greater cooling, humidifying, and shading services from urban trees, but maximizing these services requires an exact understanding of their association with forest characteristics and background street...

["Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5450
174 downloads
483 views

Background Over the last decades sub-Saharan Africa has experienced severe land degradation and food security challenges linked to loss of soil fertility and soil organic matter (SOM), recurrent drought and increasing population. Although primary production in...

["Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Natural Resource Management","Biogeochemistry","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5232
95 downloads
434 views

Background Plant-water relations have been of significant concern in forestry and ecology studies in recent years, yet studies investigating the annual differences in the characteristics of inter-class water consumption in trees are scarce. Methods We classified...

["Ecology","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5164
97 downloads
434 views

Background The post-harvest recovery and sustained productivity of Nothofagus pumilio forests in Tierra del Fuego may be affected by the abundance and composition of ectomycorrhizal fungi (EMF). Timber harvesting alters EMF community structure in many managed forests,...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Mycology","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5008
2 citations
625 downloads
3,453 views

Background While the importance of conserving ecosystems for sustainable development is widely recognized, it is increasingly evident that despite delivering global benefits, conservation often comes at local cost. Protected areas funded by multilateral lenders...

["Conservation Biology","Natural Resource Management","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5106

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