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Both wild-type and teratological seed cones are described in the monoecious conifer Glyptostrobus pensilis and compared with those of other Cupressaceae sensu lato and other conifers. Some Cupressaceae apparently possess a proliferation of axillary structures in...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4948
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1,404 views

Despite the local and global importance of forests, deforestation is driven by various socio-economic and biophysical factors continues in many countries. In Nepal, in response to massive deforestation, the community forestry program has been implemented to reduce...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Natural Resource Management","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4855
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Background The spruce forests are dominant communities in northwest China, and play a key role in national carbon budgets. However, the patterns of carbon stock distribution and accumulation potential across stand ages are poorly documented. Methods We investigated...

["Ecosystem Science","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4859
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Altitudinal patterns in the population ecology of mountain bird species are useful for predicting species occurrence and behavior. Numerous hypotheses about the complex interactions among environmental factors have been proposed; however, these still remain controversial....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4857
59 downloads
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Termites play a key role as ecosystem engineers in numerous ecological processes though their role in the dynamics of wood degradation in tropical dry forests, particularly at the level of the crown canopy, has been little studied. In this study, we analysed the...

["Ecosystem Science","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4731
109 downloads
726 views

Plant–microbial interactions in the litter layer represent one of the most relevant interactions for biogeochemical cycling as litter decomposition is a key first step in carbon and nitrogen turnover. However, our understanding of these interactions in the litter...

["Ecosystem Science","Biogeochemistry","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4754
76 downloads
383 views

Background The Chinese Natural Forest Protection program has been conducted nationwide and has achieved resounding success. However, timber importation has increased; therefore, producing more domestic timber is critical to meet the demand for raw materials. Fertilization...

["Ecology","Plant Science","Soil Science","Natural Resource Management","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4628
480 downloads
2,990 views

It is a common belief that feral honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera L.) were eradicated in Europe through the loss of habitats, domestication by man and spread of pathogens and parasites. Interestingly, no scientific data are available, neither about the past nor...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4602
1 citation
262 downloads
1,432 views

Secondary cavity nesting (SCN) birds breed in holes that they do not excavate themselves. This is possible where there are large trees whose size and age permit the digging of holes by primary excavators and only rarely happens in forest plantations, where we expected...

["Conservation Biology","Environmental Sciences","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1806
1 citation
384 downloads
1,399 views

Biological carbon sequestration by forest ecosystems plays an important role in the net balance of greenhouse gases, acting as a carbon sink for anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Nevertheless, relatively little is known about the abiotic environmental factors (including...

["Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1767

Background Glomalin-related soil protein (GRSP) and soil organic carbon (SOC) contribute to the formation and stability of soil aggregates, but the mechanism by which global atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition changes soil aggregate stability by altering the distribution...

["Soil Science","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5039

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