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1. Towards sustainable forestry: Using a spatial Bayesian belief network to quantify trade-offs among forest-related ecosystem services.

Assessing trade-offs among ecosystem services (ESs) that are provided by forests is necessary to support decision-making and to minimize negative effects of timber harvesting. In this study, we examined how spatial data, forest operational rules, ESs, and probabilistic statistics can be combined...

Author(s) : Frizzle, C.; Fournier, R. A.; Trudel, M.; Luther, J. E.

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Journal of Environmental Management 2022 Vol.301

2. Conservation easement landowners' willingness to accept for forest thinning and the impact of information.

After being subject to several decades of degradation, the bottomland hardwood (BLH) forests within the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley have undergone landscape-scale restoration regimes through conservation easement programs, such as the Wetland Reserve Program (WRP). Reforested easements offer...

Author(s) : Gutierrez-Castillo, A.; Penn, J.; Tanger, S.; Blazier, M. A.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Forest Policy and Economics 2022 Vol.135 ref.80

3. Development of forest discourses across Europe: a longitudinal perspective.

Using secondary literature and interviews, this paper examines forest discourses since World War II in four countries: Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, and Sweden. The national discourses often thematically coincide between the case countries, most prominently in the post-war endeavour to restore ...

Author(s) : Edwards, P.; Brukas, V.; Brukas, A.; Hoogstra-Klein, M.; Secco, L.; Kleinschmit, D.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Forest Policy and Economics 2022 Vol.135 ref.119

4. Assessing the externalities of timber production.

Responsible forest policy promotes management that does not impair the multiple uses of forests or decrease their regulative effects and biological diversity. The most important regulative effect of boreal forests is their ability to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. High biological...

Author(s) : Pukkala, T.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Forest Policy and Economics 2022 Vol.135 ref.46

5. Livelihood outcomes after two decades of co-managing a state forest in Uganda.

Collaborative forest management (CFM) is widely promoted because of its purported ability to deliver both conservation and livelihoods improvement goals. It is especially attractive to developing countries where livelihood improvement is a key focus of national governments (that have simultaneously ...

Author(s) : Mawa, C.; Babweteera, F.; Tumusiime, D. M.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Forest Policy and Economics 2022 Vol.135 ref.93

6. The determinants of adapting forest management practices to climate change: lessons from a survey of French private forest owners.

Climate change seriously impacts forest ecosystems. In order to maintain a healthy and sustainable forest cover, adaptation strategies should be implemented. This article proposes to deepen our understanding of the decision-making process of private forest owners in terms of adaptation decisions...

Author(s) : Thomas, J.; Brunette, M.; Leblois, A.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Forest Policy and Economics 2022 Vol.135 ref.58

7. A global analysis of the break-even prices to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide via forest plantation and avoided deforestation.

A cross-country assessment of the cost of carbon sequestration in the forest sector is needed for planning and achieving climate commitments, such as the Paris Agreement, at global, regional, national, or sectoral scales. We provide a global and bottom-up assessment of the break-even carbon price...

Author(s) : Chu Long; Grafton, R. Q.; Hai Nguyen

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Forest Policy and Economics 2022 Vol.135 ref.90

8. Effects of weeding the shrub layer during thinning on surface soil erosion in a hinoki plantation.

Unmanaged dense hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtusa) plantations in Japan tend to suffer from severe surface soil erosion. Thinning plays an important role in soil conservation through development of understory vegetation. To examine the possibility that the weeding conducted during thinning enhances...

Author(s) : Yamagishi, K.; Kizaki, K.; Shinohara, Y.; Hirata, R.; Ito, S.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Catena 2022 Vol.209 No.Part 1 ref.55

9. Effect of two vs. three year harvest intervals on yields of Short Rotation Coppice (SRC) willow.

Five genotypes of Short Rotation Coppice (SRC) willow: 'Beagle' ((S. viminalis 'L810203' × viminalis 'L81102') × 'Astrid' × male parent unknown), 'Olof' (S. viminalis 'Bowles Hybrid') × (((S. schwerinii 'L79069') × ((S. viminalis 'L78195' × viminalis 'L78101') 'Orm') 'Bjorn')). 'Ashton Stott'...

Author(s) : Johnston, C. R.; Walsh, L. R.; McCracken, A. R.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Biomass and Bioenergy 2022 Vol.156 ref.20

10. Time reduction to evaluate Pinus taeda seeds germination by time-to-event analysis.

The species Pinus taeda is largely used in intensive silviculture worldwide. This species has propagation through seeds, which requires determining seeds viability for their commercialization. The germination test recommended for this species usually requires up to 63 days to provide results on the ...

Author(s) : Michelon, T. B.; Santos, F. S. dos; Belniaki, A. C.; Vieira, E. S. N.; Panobianco, M.

Publisher : Universidade de Sao Paulo, Campus "Luiz de Queiroz" (ESALQ), Piracicaba, Brazil

Journal article : Scientia Agricola 2022 Vol.79 No.6 ref.17

11. Bureaucratic politics in protected areas: the voided power projection efforts of conservation vis-à-vis forest bureaucracies in Patagonia, Argentina.

The Protected Areas in Latin America, beyond the preservation of nature, have been central for government control over spatial resources. The weaknesses of the domestic bureaucracies in this region results in a gap between their formal rules and the expected outcomes. Forest management is an issue...

Author(s) : Garcia, R. M.; Burns, S. L.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Forest Policy and Economics 2022 Vol.134 ref.54

12. Variable selection for estimating individual tree height using genetic algorithm and random forest.

Tree height is an important trait in forest science and is highly associated with the site quality from which the trees are measured. However, other factors, such as competition and species interaction, may yield better estimates for individual tree height when taken into account, but these...

Author(s) : Miranda, E. N.; Barbosa, B. H. G.; Silva, S. H. G.; Monti, C. A. U.; Tng YuePhin [Tng, Y. P. D.]; Gomide, L. R.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Forest Ecology and Management 2022 Vol.504

13. Hardwood mixture increases stand productivity through increasing the amount of leaf nitrogen and modifying biomass allocation in a conifer plantation.

Recent studies have demonstrated positive effects of hardwood mixtures on stand productivity in conifer plantations. However, the extent to which hardwood mixture increases leaf nitrogen levels and improves stand productivity (in terms of nutrient cycling) remains poorly understood. In this study,...

Author(s) : Masuda, C.; Morikawa, Y.; Masaka, K.; Koga, W.; Suzuki, M.; Hayashi, S.; Tada, C.; Seiwa, K.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Forest Ecology and Management 2022 Vol.504 ref.65

14. Innovative fire policy in the Amazon: a statistical Hicks-Kaldor analysis.

Developing countries have been recently addressing the respiratory health impact of agricultural burnings with innovative environmental policy. In Acre state, Brazilian Amazon, mechanization is subsidized, enabling smallholders to comply with a cap on burned area. To appraise amendments in the...

Author(s) : Morello, T.; Anderson, L.; Silva, S.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Ecological Economics 2022 Vol.191 ref.108

15. Toward a comprehensive model for estimating diameter at breast height of Japanese cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) using crown size derived from unmanned aerial systems.

Observing Forest attributes using small, weighted unmanned aerial systems (UASs) is increasing interest to forest ecologists and managers. Here, we provide a comprehensive model for estimating the relationship between diameter at breast height (DBH) and crown size for Japanese cypress (...

Author(s) : Iizuka, K.; Kosugi, Y.; Noguchi, S.; Iwagami, S.

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 2022 Vol.192 ref.66

16. Employing artificial neural network for effective biomass prediction: an alternative approach.

Wood products and energy production originating from harnessing the tree biomass require optimizing the forest management process so as to ensure the sustainability of the forest ecosystems. This optimization can also act as a preventive factor towards limiting the consequences of climate change...

Author(s) : Güner, S. T.; Diamantopoulou, M. J.; Poudel, K. P.; Çömez, A.; Özçelik, R.

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 2022 Vol.192 ref.74

17. Semantics-guided skeletonization of upright fruiting offshoot trees for robotic pruning.

Dormant pruning for fresh market fruit trees is a relatively unexplored application of agricultural robotics for which few end-to-end systems exist. One of the biggest challenges in creating an autonomous pruning system is the need to reconstruct a model of a tree which is accurate and informative...

Author(s) : You, A.; Grimm, C.; Silwal, A.; Davidson, J. R.

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 2022 Vol.192 ref.31

18. Forest canopy height variation in relation to topography and forest types in central Japan with LiDAR.

Spatial variations of maximum canopy height are key indicators of many ecosystem processes such as above-ground biomass and productivity. With rapid advances in remote sensing techniques, such as airborne laser scanning (ALS), we can now measure canopy height, tree density, and canopy gaps from...

Author(s) : Rahman, M. F.; Onoda, Y.; Kitajima, K.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Forest Ecology and Management 2022 Vol.503 ref.61

19. Predicting bark thickness with one- and two-stage regression models for three hardwood species in the southeastern US.

Tree bark, as the outermost protective layer of tree stems, is an important indicator to evaluate the fire resistance properties of trees and to assess the tree mortality induced by fire. Despite its importance, many existing bark thickness models were not primarily developed for predicting bark...

Author(s) : Yang ShengI; Radtke, P. J.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Forest Ecology and Management 2022 Vol.503

20. Historical mixed-severity disturbances shape current diameter distributions of primary temperate Norway spruce mountain forests in Europe.

Natural disturbances strongly influence forest structural dynamics, and subsequently stand structural heterogeneity, biomass, and forest functioning. The impact of disturbance legacies on current forest structure can greatly influence how we interpret drivers of forest dynamics. However, without...

Author(s) : Rodrigo, R.; Pettit, J. L.; Matula, R.; Kozák, D.; Bace, R.; Pavlin, J.; Janda, P.; Mikoláš, M.; Nagel, T. A.; Schurman, J.; Trotsiuk, V.; Vostarek, O.; Frankovic, M.; Pettit, J. M.; Buechling Arne; Cada, V.; Begovic, K.; Chaskovskyy, O.; Svoboda, M.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Forest Ecology and Management 2022 Vol.503 ref.58

21. How individual tree characteristics and forest management influence occurrence and richness of tree-related microhabitats in Mediterranean mountain forests.

Mediterranean forests are important sources of income for society and represent biodiversity hotspots, characterized by a mosaic of forest structures, from short-rotation even-aged stands to old-growth forests. However, such increased complexity requires forest management to balance timber...

Author(s) : Santopuoli, G.; Vizzarri, M.; Spina, P.; Maesano, M.; Scarascia Mugnozza, G.; Lasserre, B.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Forest Ecology and Management 2022 Vol.503

22. Open-Source tools in R for forestry and forest ecology.

Forestry and forest ecology research potentially lags behind related fields such as ecology, biodiversity, and conservation research in the employment of open-source software solutions, specifically the R programming language. A direct comparison of the last decade of published research literature...

Author(s) : Atkins, J. W.; Stovall, A. E. L.; Alberto Silva, C.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Forest Ecology and Management 2022 Vol.503 ref.48

23. The effects of functional diversity and identity (acquisitive versus conservative strategies) on soil carbon stocks are dependent on environmental contexts.

Soil carbon (C) plays an important role in mediating global climate change and sustaining environmental condition. Although experimental studies primarily from grasslands revealed the positive effects of plant diversity on soil C storage, there is uncertainty about the directions and magnitudes of...

Author(s) : Chen XinLi; Hisano, M.; Taylor, A. R.; Chen, H. Y. H.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Forest Ecology and Management 2022 Vol.503

24. Perceptions of ecosystem services: a comparison between sacred and non-sacred forests in central Benin (West Africa).

Identification and assessment of the influence of socio-cultural beliefs in the perception of ecosystem services values are increasingly important for the management of forest resources. In this paper, we present a comparative study of local perceptions of the diversity of ecosystem services,...

Author(s) : Djagoun, C. A. M. S.; Zanvo, S.; Padonou, E. A.; Sogbohossou, E.; Sinsin, B.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Forest Ecology and Management 2022 Vol.503 ref.39

25. Opportunity costs of growing space - an essential driver of economical single-tree harvest decisions.

Controlling the growing space available to trees is essential for silvicultural management. For an efficient, i.e. economical, allocation of the scarce growing space, a qualitative and quantitative knowledge of all drivers of harvest decisions is required. The fundamental...

Author(s) : Koster, R.; Fuchs, J. M.

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Forest Policy and Economics 2022 Vol.135 ref.64