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- Cornelissen, Johannes H.C., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Forest ecology and management 2016 v.377 pp. 1-15
- soil ecology; carbon dioxide; microbial communities; mineral soils; intraspecific variation; leaching; microbial biomass; environmental factors; carbon sinks; carbon sequestration; dissolved organic carbon; coarse woody debris; emissions; forest ecosystems; forest soils; forests
- ... Worldwide, forests have absorbed around 30% of global anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually, thereby acting as important carbon (C) sinks. It is proposed that leaving large fragments of dead wood, coarse woody debris (CWD), in forest ecosystems may contribute to the forest C sink strength. CWD may take years to centuries to degrade completely, and non-respired C from CWD may ent ...
- Cornelissen, Johannes H.C., et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Soil biology & biochemistry 2016 v.95 pp. 70-77
- Picea abies; Scolytidae; bark; bark beetles; coarse woody debris; fauna; forest ecosystems; forests; invertebrates; microhabitats; prediction; reproduction; surface area; trees; wood
- ... Facilitation between species is thought to be a key mechanism in community assembly and diversity, as certain species create microhabitats for others. A profound characteristic of forest ecosystems is a large amount of dead wood which is colonised by a vast array of invertebrate species. Bark beetles (Scolytinae) feed and breed on dying or dead trees, puncturing holes into the bark and engraving i ...