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    • A broad-scale analysis of the main factors determining the current structure and understory composition of Catalonian sub-alpine (Pinus uncinata Ram.) forests 

      Martín Alcón, Santiago; Coll Mir, Lluís; Aunós Gómez, Álvaro (Oxford University Press, 2011-12-13)
      A broad-scale analysis of the structure and understory composition of Pyrenean mountain pine (Pinus uncinata Ram.) stands was performed using data from the Spanish National Forest Inventory. Twelve structure-based forest ...
    • A climate change adaptive dynamic programming approach to optimize eucalypt stand management scheduling: a Portuguese application 

      Ferreira, Liliana; Constantino, Miguel; Borges, José G.; Garcia Gonzalo, Jordi; Barreiro, Susana (NRC Research Press (Canadian Science Publishing), 2016-05-24)
      The aim of this paper is to present approaches to optimize stand-level, short-rotation coppice management planning, taking into account uncertainty in stand growth due to climate change. The focus is on addressing growth ...
    • A comparative framework for broad‐scale plot‐based vegetation classification 

      De Cáceres, Miquel; Chytrý, Milan; Agrillo, Emiliano; Attorre, Fabio; Botta-Dukát, Zoltán; Capelo, Jorge; Czúcz, Bálint; Dengler, Jürgen; Ewald, Jörg; Faber-Langendoen, Don; Feoli, Enrico; Franklin, Scott B.; Gavilán, Rosario; Gillet, François; Jansen, Florian; Jiménez-Alfaro, Borja; Krestov, Pavel; Landucci, Flavia; Lengyel, Attila; Loidi Arregui, Javier; Mucina, Ladislav; Peet, Robert K.; Roberts, David W.; Roleček, Jan; Schaminée, Joop H.J.; Schmidtlein, Sebastian; Theurillat, Jean-Paul; Tichý, Lubomír; Walker, Donald A.; Wildi, Otto; Willner, Wolfgang; Wiser, Susan (WileyInternational Association for Vegetation Science, 2015-06-13)
      Aims: Classification of vegetation is an essential tool to describe, understand, predict and manage biodiversity. Given the multiplicity of approaches to classify vegetation, it is important to develop international consensus ...
    • A framework for modeling adaptive forest management and decision making under climate change 

      Yousefpour, Rasoul; Temperli, Christian; Jacobsen, Jette B.; Thorsen, Bo Jellesmark; Meilby, Henrik; Lexer, Manfred J.; Lindner, Marcus; Bugmann, Harald; Borges, José G.; Palma, João H.N.; Ray, Duncan; Zimmermann, Niklaus E.; Delzon, Sylvain; Kremer, Antoine; Kramer, Koen; Reyer, Christopher P. O.; Lasch-Born, Petra; Garcia Gonzalo, Jordi; Hanewinkel, Marc (Resilience Alliance, 2017)
      Adapting the management of forest resources to climate change involves addressing several crucial aspects to provide a valid basis for decision making. These include the knowledge and belief of decision makers, the mapping ...
    • A general method for the classification of forest stands using species composition and vertical and horizontal structure 

      De Cáceres, Miquel; Martín Alcón, Santiago; González-Olabarria, José Ramón; Coll Mir, Lluís (Springer Nature, 2019)
      Key message. We present a novel approach to define pure- and mixed-forest typologies from the comparison of pairs of forest plots in terms of species identity, diameter, and height of their trees. Context. Forest typologies ...
    • A minimal model of fire-vegetation feedbacks and disturbance stochasticity generates alternative stable states in grassland–shrubland–woodland systems 

      Batllori, Enric; Ackerly, David D.; Moritz, Max A. (IOP Publishing, 2015-03-19)
      Altered disturbance regimes in the context of global change are likely to have profound consequences for ecosystems. Interactions between fire and vegetation are of particular interest, as fire is a major driver of vegetation ...
    • A model for predicting the growth of Eucalyptus globulus seedling stands in Bolivia 

      Guzmán, G.; Morales, M.; Pukkala, Timo; Miguel Magaña, Sergio de (Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), 2012)
      Eucalyptus globulus is one of the most planted species in the Inter-Andean Valleys of Bolivia, where growing conditions are different from most places where eucalypts have been studied. This prevents a straightforward ...
    • A resource-based modelling framework to assess habitat suitability for steppe birds in semiarid mediterranean agricultural systems 

      Cardador Bergua, Laura; De Cáceres, Miquel; Bota, Gerard; Giralt, David; Casas, Fabian; Arroyo, Beatriz; Mougeot, F.; Cantero-Martínez, Carlos; Moncunill Geniz, Judit; Butler, Simon J.; Brotons, Lluís (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2014)
      European agriculture is undergoing widespread changes that are likely to have profound impacts on farmland biodiversity.The development of tools that allow an assessment of the potential biodiversity effects of different ...
    • Accounting for continuous species' responses to management effort enhances cost-effectiveness of conservation decisions 

      Cattarino, Lorenzo; Hermoso, Virgilio; Bradford, Lindsay W.; Carwardine, Josie; Wilson, Kerrie A.; Kennard, Mark J.; Linke, Simon (Elsevier, 2016-03-16)
      Limited resources available for conservation require prioritizing location and level of conservation management efforts to abate threats to species. Ideally, the optimal level of management effort to allocate to an action ...
    • Alkalinity and structure of soils determine the truffle production in the Pyrenean Regions 

      Jaillard, Benoit; Barry-Etienne, Dominique; Colinas, C. (Carlos); Miguel, Ana Maria de; Genola, Laurent; Libre, Aline; Neveu, Pascal; Oliach, Daniel; Saenz, William; Sáez, Mauricio; Salducci, Xavier; Souche, Gerard; Sourzat, Pierre; Villeneuve, Manon (Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA), 2014)
      Aim of study: The program 'Typology of truffle stations in the Pyrenean Regions' aimed to define the ecological conditions and culture practices that favor Tuber melanosporum growth and fruiting in this area. Area of study: ...
    • Analysis of trade‐offs between biodiversity, carbon farming and agricultural development in Northern Australia reveals the benefits of strategic planning 

      Morán-Ordóñez, Alejandra; Whitehead, Amy L.; Luck, Gary W.; Cook, Garry D.; Maggini, Ramona; Fitzsimons, James A.; Wintle, Brendan A. (Wiley, 2016-06-06)
      Australia's northern savannas are one of the few remaining large and mostly intact natural areas on Earth. However, their biodiversity and ecosystem values could be threatened if proposed agricultural development proceeds. ...
    • Application of Structure‐from‐Motion photogrammetry to river restoration 

      Marteau, Baptiste; Vericat Querol, Damià; Gibbins, Chris N.; Batalla, Ramon J.; Green, David (John Wiley & Sons, 2016-11-08)
      Structure‐from‐Motion (SfM) photogrammetry is now used widely to study a range of earth surface processes and landforms, and is fast becoming a core tool in fluvial geomorphology. SfM photogrammetry allows extraction of ...
    • Architecture, cover and light interception by bramble (Rubus fruticosus): a common understorey weed in temperate forests 

      Balandier, Philippe; Marquier, André; Casella, Eric; Kiewitt, Andrea; Coll Mir, Lluís; Wehrlen, León; Harmer, Ralph (Oxford University Press, 2012-09-10)
      Bramble (Rubus fruticosus L.) is a common weed in temperate forest and also in other world ecosystems where it is recorded as an invasive plant. Although it has been described to efficiently compete for water and nutrients, ...
    • Are forest disturbances amplifying or canceling out climate change-induced productivity changes in European forests? 

      Reyer, Christopher P. O.; Bathgate, Stephen; Blennow, Kristina; Borges, José G.; Bugmann, Harald; Delzon, Sylvain; Faias, Sonia P.; Garcia Gonzalo, Jordi; Gardiner, Barry; González-Olabarria, José Ramón; Gracia, Carlos; Guerra Hernández, Juan; Kellomäki, Seppo; Kramer, Koen; Lexer, Manfred J.; Lindner, Marcus; van der Maaten, Ernst; Maroschek, Michael; Muys, Bart; Nicoll, Bruce; Palahí, Marc; Palma, João H.N.; Paulo, Joana A.; Peltola, Heli; Pukkala, Timo; Rammer, Werner; Ray, Duncan; Sabaté i Jorba, Santi; Schelhaas, Mart-Jan; Seidl, Rupert; Temperli, Christian; Tomé, Margarida; Yousefpour, Rasoul; Zimmermann, Niklaus E.; Hanewinkel, Marc (IOP Publishing, 2017-03-16)
      Recent studies projecting future climate change impacts on forests mainly consider either the effects of climate change on productivity or on disturbances. However, productivity and disturbances are intrinsically linked ...
    • Aridity influences the recovery of vegetation and shrubland birds after wildfire 

      Puig-Gironès, Roger; Brotons, Lluís; Pons Ferran, Pere (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2017-03-29)
      Wildfires play a determining role in the composition and structure of many plant and animal communities. On the other hand, climate change is considered to be a major driver of current and future fire regime changes. Despite ...
    • Assessing pine processionary moth defoliation using unmanned aerial systems 

      Cardil Forradellas, Adrián; Vepakomma, Udayalakshmi; Brotons, Lluís (MDPI, 2017-09-23)
      Pine processionary moth (PPM) is one of the most destructive insect defoliators in the Mediterranean for many conifers, causing losses of growth, vitality and eventually the death of trees during outbreaks. There is a ...
    • Assessing post-storm forest dynamics in the Pyrenees using high-resolution LIDAR data and aerial photographs 

      Blázquez-Casado, Ángela; González-Olabarria, José Ramón; Martín Alcón, Santiago; Just, Ariadna; Cabré, Mariló; Coll Mir, Lluís (Springer Nature, 2015-08-28)
      We evaluated how historical storm events have shaped the current forest landscape in three Pyrenean subalpine forests (NE Spain). For this purpose we related forest damage estimations obtained from multi-temporal aerial ...
    • Assessing the distribution of forest ecosystem services in a highly populated Mediterranean region 

      Roces-Díaz, José V.; Vayreda, Jordi; Banqué-Casanovas, Mireia; Cusó, Martí; Anton, Marc; Bonet Lledos, José Antonio; Brotons, Lluís; De Cáceres, Miquel; Herrando, Sergi; Martínez de Aragón, Juan; Miguel Magaña, Sergio de; Martínez-Vilalta, Jordi (Elsevier, 2018-06-20)
      Forest ecosystems provide a wide range of goods and services to society and host high levels of biodiversity. Nevertheless, forest ecosystem services (ES) are often quantified and assessed using simplified methodologies ...
    • Assessing the ecological status in species-poor systems: A fish-based index for Mediterranean Rivers (Guadiana River, SW Spain) 

      Hermoso, Virgilio; Clavero Pineda, Miguel; Blanco-Garrido, Francisco; Prenda, José (Elsevier, 2010-04-24)
      The assessment of the ecological status of freshwater ecosystems is a key issue for many international laws such as the Water Framework Directive (WFD) in light of the actual impoverished status of these ecosystems. Different ...
    • Assessment of the main natural disturbances on Norwegian forest based on 20 years of national inventory 

      Díaz-Yáñez, Olalla; Mola Yudego, Blas; Eriksen, Rune; González-Olabarria, José Ramón (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2016-08-29)
      The re-measurement of permanent forest inventories offers a unique opportunity to assess the occurrence and impact of forest disturbances. The present study aims at exploring the main forest damages in Norway based on the ...