Forest Management


Importance of considering the growth response after partial harvesting and economic risk of discounted net revenues when optimizing uneven-aged forest management
Messerer et al. in: Canadian Journal of Forest Research (2020), 50:5, pp 487-499


Crown pruning and understory removal did not change the tree growth rate in a Chinese fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata) plantation
Li et al. in: Forest Ecology and Management (2020), 464, Article 118056

Effects of culling white-tailed deer on tree regeneration and Microstegium vimineum, an invasive grass
Schmit, Matthews, Brolis in: Forest Ecology and Management (2020), 463, Article 118015

Effects of experimental prescribed fire and tree thinning on oak savanna understory plant communities and ecosystem structure
Bassett, Landis, Brudvig in: Forest Ecology and Management (2020), 464, Article 118047

Experimental evidence indicates variable responses to forest disturbance and thermal refugia by two plethodontid salamanders
Garcia et al. in: Forest Ecology and Management (2020), 464, Article 118045

Forest disturbances affect functional groups of macrofungi in young successional forests – harvests and fire lead to different fungal assemblages
Kouki, Salo in: Forest Ecology and Management (2020), 463, Article 118039

From the ground up: Managing young forests for a range of ecosystem outcomes
Kroll et al. in: Forest Ecology and Management (2020), 464, Article 118055

Increasing biodiversity in wood-pastures by protecting small shrubby patches
Oksuz et al. in: Forest Ecology and Management (2020), 464, Article 118041

Influence of forest management on stand structure in ravine forests
Baran et al. in: Forest Ecology and Management (2020), 463, Article 118018

Invasion patterns of Pinus pinaster in south-west Australia in relation to fire, vegetation type and plantation management
van Etten, Belen, Calvino-Cancela in: Forest Ecology and Management (2020), 463, Article 118042

Liming improves sap characteristics of sugar maple over the long term
Moore et al. in: Forest Ecology and Management (2020), 464, Article 118044

Microsite conditions in a low-elevation Engelmann spruce forest favor ponderosa pine establishment during drought conditions
Hill, Ex in: Forest Ecology and Management (2020), 463, Article 118037

Short-term effects of variable-density thinning on regeneration in hardwood-dominated temperate rainforests
Donoso et al. in: Forest Ecology and Management (2020), 464, Article 118058

Swidden fallow management to increase landscape-level Brazil nut productivity
Bongiolo et al. in: Forest Ecology and Management (2020), 464, Article 118019

Temporal effects of thinning on soil organic carbon pools, basal respiration and enzyme activities in a Mediterranean Holm oak forest
Lull et al. in: Forest Ecology and Management (2020), 464, Article 118088

Using spatial genetic structure of a population of Swietenia macrophylla King to integrate genetic diversity into management strategies in Southwestern Amazon
de Oliveira et al. in: Forest Ecology and Management (2020), 464, Article 118040

Variation in population densities of the green spruce aphid Elatobium abietinum (Walker) in relation to tree age and forest stand structure
Straw et al. in: Forest Ecology and Management (2020), 464, Article 118036


Crossing the science-policy interface: Lessons from a research project on Brazil nut management in Peru
Ramirez, Belcher in: Forest Policy and Economics (2020), 114, Article 101789


Cost–Benefit Analysis of Measures to Reduce Windstorm Impact in Pure Norway Spruce (Picea abies L. Karst.) Stands in Latvia
Samariks et al. in: Forests (2020), 11:5, Article 576

Figure 1 Allocation of soil type groups in the territory of Latvia.

Difference in Regeneration Conditions in Pinus ponderosa Dominated Forests in Northern California, USA, over an 83 Year Period
Nepal, Eskelson, Ritchie in: Forests (2020), 11:5, Article 581

Figure 2 Observed stocking proportion of natural regeneration in 2018 (black points) with model fit of 0.0016ha stocking (dashed line) and bootstrapped 95% confidence interval (grey) from Ritchie (2020).

Ecosystem Management of Eastern Canadian Boreal Forests: Potential Impacts on Wind Damage
Ruel in: Forests (2020), 11:5, Article 578

Figure 1 Probability of windthrow for group retention on mesic shallow tills of eastern Quebec (From Lavoie et al. [28]).

Effectiveness of Restoration Treatments for Reducing Fuels and Increasing Understory Diversity in Shrubby Mixed-Conifer Forests of the Southern Rocky Mountains, USA
Korb, Stoddard, Huffman in: Forests (2020), 11:5, Article 508

Figure 1 Precipitation (left axis) and temperature (right axis) percent deviation (deviation from long-term mean 1950 to 2018) spanning from 1998 to 2018 from Vallecito dam ( near Pagosa, Colorado, USA. The vertical line represents pretreatment sampling.

High Biomass Productivity of Short-Rotation Willow Plantation in Boreal Hokkaido Achieved by Mulching and Cutback
Han et al. in: Forests (2020), 11:5, Article 505

Figure 1 Experimental design: (a) double row planting of 20 cm long cuttings through mulch films, (b) layout of cutback and weed control treatments of two clones of Salix sachalinensis (S27, S67) and S. pet-susu (P81, P82) within a block. Vertical lines represent cutback and grey columns represent non-cutback treatments. White areas between the mulched areas represent weed-control treatments and black cross-hatching represent non-weed-control treatments, respectively.

Identifying Forest Fire Driving Factors and Related Impacts in China Using Random Forest Algorithm
Ma et al. in: Forests (2020), 11:5, Article 507

Graphical abstract

Impact of Climate Change on the Distribution of Euscaphis japonica (Staphyleaceae) Trees
Zhang, Sun, Tao in: Forests (2020), 11:5, Article 525

Figure 2
Predicted potential distribution of Euscaphis japonica by Maxent (A) and GARP (B). ① Sichuan; ② Yunnan; ③ Shanxi; ④ Chongqing; ⑤ Guizhou; ⑥ Guangxi; ⑦ Hainan; ⑧ Guangdong; ⑨ Hunan; ⑩ Hubei; ⑪ Henan; ⑫ Anhui; ⑬ Jiangxi; ⑭ Jiangsu; ⑮ Shanghai; ⑯ Zhejiang; ⑰ Fujian; ⑱ Taiwan. Only the provinces where E. japonica is predicted to occur are shown.

Low-Investment Fully Mechanized Harvesting of Short-Rotation Poplar (populus spp.) Plantations
Spinelli, Magagnotti, Lombardini in: Forests (2020), 11:5, Article 502

Figure 1 Felling and bunching trees with the excavator-based feller-buncher (Top); skidding bunches with the forestry-fitted farm tractor (Middle); crosscutting stems into 4-m logs with the excavator-based grapple saw (Bottom).

Mechanisms by Which Pre-Commercial Thinning Increases Black Spruce Growth in Different Climates and Soil Types
Wotherspoon et al. in: Forests (2020), 11:5, Article 599

Figure 2 Results of linear regression analysis testing the relationship between canopy openness and mean diameter at breast height (DBH) in Abitibi clay plots. Only Abitibi clay plots are shown because differences in canopy openness values between PCT and control plots on the other two site-types varied by less than 2%. Solid circles and white squares represent the mean DBH (n = 8) of PCT and non-thinned plots, respectively, on each of 8 plots. PCT and non-thinned plots from the same site are linked by dashed lines. The linear regression model includes all 64 data points (see Supplementary Data File—S1). The grey shaded area represents the 95% confidence interval of the predicted regression slope. Vertical lines represent the standard error of DBH within sites.

Methyl Salicylate and Sesquiterpene Emissions Are Indicative for Aphid Infestation on Scots Pine
Kivimaenpaa et al. in: Forests (2020), 11:5, Article 573

Figure 1 Aphid nymphs and adults (mean ± SE) counted on infested and uninfested branches during 2015 (Experiment 1).

Multidecadal Growth of Western White Pine and Interior Douglas-Fir Following Site Preparation
Cherico et al. in: Forests (2020), 11:5, Article 509

Figure 1 Modeled change in tree size in response to treatment with 95% prediction confidence intervals: (a) cumulative height for western white pine; (b) cumulative height for Douglas-fir, (c) cumulative DBH for western white pine, (d) cumulative DBH for Douglas-fir, (e) cumulative stem volume for western white pine, and (f) cumulative volume for Douglas-fir. Treatments missing within a graph are because the indicator variable for that treatment was not significant in the models.

National Set of MAES Indicators in Greece: Ecosystem Services and Management Implications
Kokkoris et al. in: Forests (2020), 11:5, Article 595

Figure 1 Steps followed for drafting the National Set of MAES Indicators. CICES: Common International Classification of Ecosystem Services.

Naturalness Assessment of Forest Management Scenarios in Abies balsamea–Betula papyrifera Forests
Cote et al. in: Forests (2020), 11:5, Article 601

Figure 5 Ecosystem quality evolution thru time. Qref: Quality at the reference state (natural); QPNV: Quality of the Potential Natural Vegetation that have been regenerated after land use; QPNV1: with low permanent impacts; QPNV2: with higher permanent impact; Qocc: Quality during occupation phase; Qocc1: for the scenario with the lower impact; Qocc2: for the mid-impact scenario; Qocc3: for the lower impact scenario; FM-A 80CL70_10PL60_10ISC_ep: scenario for FM-A figuring 80% of the productive area in clearcut careful logging on a rotation of 70 years, plus 10% in plantation on a 60 years rotation and 10% subject to irregular shelterwood cutting, with the enhanced level of protection; FM-B 60CL50_40PL50_ep: scenario for FM-B figuring 60% of the productive area in clearcut careful logging on a rotation of 50 years, and 40% in plantation on a 50 years rotation, with the enhanced level of protection; NI: Naturalness index.

Potential Impacts of Insect-Induced Harvests in the Mixed Forests of New England
MacLean et al. in: Forests (2020), 11:5, Article 498

Figure 2 (a) Process for assigning agent functional types to FFO parcels in the Connecticut River Watershed. We used the agent functional types, survey response certainty distributions, and specifics from the emerald ash borer (EAB) invasion to calculate harvest probabilities for each parcel. The relationships between probability of being classified as a Cutter landowner type or with higher probability of harvest are shown in parenthesis. (b) An example harvest parcel map where red areas are parcels selected for harvest in one replicate.

Searching for Pareto Fronts for Forest Stand Wind Stability by Incorporating Timber and Biodiversity Values
Merganic et al. in: Forests (2020), 11:5, Article 583

Figure 3 A scheme of the developed decision analysis tool.

Sustainability of High-Value Timber Species in Mixed Conifer–Broadleaf Forest Managed under Selection System in Northern Japan
Moe, Owari in: Forests (2020), 11:5, Article 484

Figure 2 Diameter distribution of high-value timber species across census periods. (a) Monarch birch, (b) Castor aralia, and (c) Japanese oak. Number of trees indicate the mean values.

The Spread and Role of the Invasive Alien Tree Quercus rubra (L.) in Novel Forest Ecosystems in Central Europe
Chmura in: Forests (2020), 11:5, Article 586

Figure 4 Detrended correspondence analysis (DCA) biplot of the forest communities that have red oak and the environmental factors that passively fit onto the ordination (a) ordination of plots, (b) ordination of species. Only the variables significant at p < 0.01 are shown. The labels (first four letters of genus and species name) represent the coordinates of the species in the ordination space. Uppercase letter A or B denotes tree and shrub layers, respectively.

Variation in Deadwood Microsites in Areas Designated under the Habitats Directive (Natura 2000)
Bujoczek, Zieba, Bujoczek in: Forests (2020), 11:5, Article 486

Figure 2 Density of medium-sized and large living trees. Values with different letters differ significantly at p < 0.05 as evaluated by the nonparametric Kruskal–Wallis test with a post hoc correction for the number of comparisons. Uppercase letters refer only to trees with DBH ≥ 50 cm while lowercase letters refer to all trees with DBH ≥ 30 cm. Note: DBH–diameter at breast height.


Cognitive maps reveal diverse perceptions of how prescribed fire affects forests and communities
Hamilton, Salerno in: Frontiers in Forests and Global Change (2020), 3, Article 75

Evapotranspiration mapping for forest management in California’s Sierra Nevada
Roche et al. in: Frontiers in Forests and Global Change (2020), 3, Article 69

Forests and Decarbonization – Roles of Natural and Planted Forests
Waring et al. in: Frontiers in Forests and Global Change (2020), 3, Article 58

Plant Community Response to Forest Fuel Management in Patagonian Pine Plantations
Rago et al. in: Frontiers in Forests and Global Change (2020), 3, Article 55

Soil fungal community characteristics and mycelial production across a disturbance gradient in lowland Dipterocarp rainforest in Borneo
Robinson et al. in: Frontiers in Forests and Global Change (2020), 3, Article 64


Population collapse and retreat to fire refugia of the Tasmanian endemic conifer Athrotaxis selaginoides following the transition from Aboriginal to European fire management
Holz et al. in: Global Change Biology (2020), 26:5, pp 3108-3121


A regional assessment of land‐based carbon mitigation potentials: Bioenergy, BECCS, reforestation, and forest management
Krause, Knoke, Rammig in: Global Change Biology Bioenergy (2020), 12:5, pp 346-360


Ontario, Canada’s LTSP Experience: Forging Lasting Research Partnerships and the Adaptive Management Cycle in Action
Morris, Fleming, Hazlett in: Journal of Forestry (2020), 118:3, pp 337-351

Partnerships to Take on Climate Change: Adaptation Forestry and Conifer Strongholds Projects in the Northwoods, Minnesota, USA
White et al. in: Journal of Forestry (2020), 118:3, pp 219-232

Rethinking Northern Hardwood Forest Management Paradigms with Silvicultural Systems Research: Research–Management Partnerships Ensure Relevance and Application
Walters et al. in: Journal of Forestry (2020), 118:3, pp 260-274

Using Forest Inventory and Analysis Data to Support National Forest Management: Regional Case Studies
Hoover et al. in: Journal of Forestry (2020), 118:3, pp 313-323


Changes in Brazil’s Forest Code can erode the potential of riparian buffers to supply watershed services
Guidotti et al. in: Land Use Policy (2020), 94, Article 104511

Content analysis of resilience in forest fire science and management
Selles, Rissman in: Land Use Policy (2020), 94, Article 104483


Inter-tree competition analysis in undebarked cork oak plantations as a support tool for management in Portugal
Faias, Paulo, Tome in: New Forests (2020), 51:3, pp 489-505

Mixed Nothofagus forest management: a crucial link between regeneration, site and microsite conditions
Sola et al. in: New Forests (2020), 51:3, pp 435-452

Post-windthrow salvage logging increases seedling and understory diversity with little impact on composition immediately after logging
Slyder et al. in: New Forests (2020), 51:3, pp 409-420


Influence of mechanical site preparation on regeneration success of planted conifers in clearcuts in Fennoscandia – a review.
Sikstrom et al. in: Silva Fennica (2020), 54:2, Article 10172


No preferential carbon-allocation to storage over growth in clipped birch and oak saplings
Palacio et al. in: Tree Physiology (2020), 40:5, pp 621-636

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