drought; mixed stands; trees; risk; Fagus sylvatica subsp. sylvatica; production technology; pure stands; site index; climate change; stand density; Pinus sylvestris; temperature; climatic factors; mixing; timber production; forest inventory; stand basal area; Ukraine; Sweden; Bulgaria; Spain
... Mixing of complementary tree species may increase stand productivity, mitigate the effects of drought and other risks, and pave the way to forest production systems which may be more resource-use efficient and stable in the face of climate change. However, systematic empirical studies on mixing effects are still missing for many commercially important and widespread species combinations. Here we s ...
Fagus sylvatica; Pinus sylvestris; climate; edaphic factors; forest growth; growth models; leaves; mixed forests; mixing; plant available water; prediction; soil fertility; stand structure; temperature; temporal variation; Europe
... The productivity and functioning of mixed-species forests often differs from that of monocultures. However, the magnitude and direction of these differences are difficult to predict because species interactions can be modified by many potentially interacting climatic and edaphic conditions, stand structure and previous management. Process-based forest growth models could potentially be used to dis ...
Skrzyszewski, J., et al. ; Pretzsch, H.; Steckel, M.; Heym, M.; Biber, P.; Ammer, C.; Ehbrecht, M.; Bielak, K.; Bravo, F.; Ordóñez, C.; Collet, C.; Vast, F.; Drössler, L.; Brazaitis, G.; Godvod, K.; Jansons, A.; de-Dios-García, J.; Löf, M.; Aldea, J.; Korboulewsky, N.; Reventlow, D. O. J.; Nothdurft, A.; Engel, M.; Pach, M.; Pardos, M.; Ponette, Q.; Sitko, R.; Fabrika, M.; Svoboda, M.; Černý, J.; Wolff, B.; Ruíz-Peinado, R.; del Río, M.; Show all 33 Authors
Pinus sylvestris; Quercus petraea; climate; climate change; drought; forests; insects; research; site index; temperature; trees; water supply; France; Georgia; Spain; Sweden
... Past failures of monocultures, caused by wind-throw or insect damages, and ongoing climate change currently strongly stimulate research into mixed-species stands. So far, the focus has mainly been on combinations of species with obvious complementary functional traits. However, for any generalization, a broad overview of the mixing reactions of functionally different tree species in different mixi ...