Virtual Issue: National Tree Week 2016

Edited by the BES journal editorial teams

November 2016

National Tree Week celebrates tree planting within local communities. This virtual issue contains recent papers from BES journals that highlight the global importance of trees and forests as habitat for species from insects to primates, and in meeting human needs for fuel and agriculture. The selected papers also demonstrate novel methods scientists are using to study trees and forests.

Multipurpose habitat networks for short-range and long-range connectivity: a new method combining graph and circuit connectivity
Bronwyn Rayfield, David Pelletier, Maria Dumitru, Jeffrey A. Cardille, Andrew Gonzalez

Habitat Condition Assessment System: a new way to assess the condition of natural habitats for terrestrial biodiversity across whole regions using remote sensing data
Tom D. Harwood, Randall J. Donohue, Kristen J. Williams, Simon Ferrier, Tim R. McVicar, Graeme Newell, Matt White

Tree-centric mapping of forest carbon density from airborne laser scanning and hyperspectral data
Michele Dalponte, David A. Coomes

Using discrete-return airborne laser scanning to quantify number of canopy strata across diverse forest types
Phil Wilkes, Simon D. Jones, Lola Suarez, Andrew Haywood, Andrew Mellor, William Woodgate, Mariela Soto-Berelov, Andrew K. Skidmore

A simple and effective method to collect leaves and seeds from tall trees
Kara N. Youngentob, Christina Zdenek, Eva van Gorsel

Tree genetics strongly affect forest productivity, but intraspecific diversity–productivity relationships do not
Dylan G Fischer, Gina M. Wimp, Erika Hersch-Green, Randy K. Bangert, Carri J. LeRoy, Joseph K. Bailey, Jennifer A. Schweitzer, Clarissa Dirks, Stephen C. Hart, Gerard J. Allan, Thomas G Whitham

Water use by Swedish boreal forests in a changing climate
Thomas B. Hasper, Goran Wallin, Shubhangi Lamba, Marianne Hall, Fernando Jaramillo, Hjalmar Laudon, Sune Linder, Jane L. Medhurst, Mats Rantfors, Bjarni D. Sigurdsson, Johan Uddling

Do fragment size and edge effects predict carbon stocks in trees and lianas in tropical forests?
Luiz Fernando Silva Magnago, Ainhoa Magrach, Jos Barlow, Carlos Ernesto Goncalves Reynaud Schaefer, William F. Laurance, Sebastiao Venancio Martins, David P. Edwards

Spatial scale and specialization affect how biogeography and functional traits predict long-term patterns of community turnover
Alistair G. Auffret, Elsa Aggemyr, Jan Plue, Sara A. O. Cousins

Effects of management on aquatic tree-hole communities in temperate forests are mediated by detritus amount and water chemistry
Martin M. Gossner, Peggy Lade, Anja Rohland, Nora Sichardt, Tiemo Kahl, Jurgen Bauhus, Wolfgang W. Weisser, Jana S. Petermann

Forest structure drives global diversity of primates
Sidney F. Gouveia, Fabricio Villalobos, Ricardo Dobrovolski, Raone Beltrao-Mendes, Stephen F. Ferrari

Habitat fragmentation alters the properties of a host–parasite network: rodents and their helminths in South-East Asia
Frederic Bordes, Serge Morand, Shai Pilosof, Julien Claude, Boris R. Krasnov, Jean-Francois Cosson, Yannick Chaval, Alexis Ribas, Kittipong Chaisiri, Kim Blasdell, Vincent Herbreteau, Stephane Dupuy, Annelise Tran

Patterns and predictors of β-diversity in the fragmented Brazilian Atlantic forest: a multiscale analysis of forest specialist and generalist birds
Jose Carlos Morante-Filho, Victor Arroyo-Rodriguez, Deborah Faria

Bat communities respond positively to large-scale thinning of forest regrowth
Rachel V. Blakey, Brad S. Law, Richard T. Kingsford, Jakub Stoklosa, Patrick Tap, Kelly Williamson

A structurally enriched agricultural landscape maintains high reptile diversity in sub-arid south-western Madagascar
Joachim Nopper, Balten Laustroer, Mark-Oliver Rodel, Jorg U. Ganzhorn

Fuelwood sustainability revisited: integrating size structure and resprouting into a spatially realistic fuelshed model
Wayne C. Twine, Ricardo M. Holdo

Threshold dynamics in plant succession after tree planting in agricultural riparian zones
Berenger Bourgeois, Anne Vanasse, Eduardo Gonzalez, Roxane Anderson, Monique Poulin

Response to agriculture by a woodland species depends on cover type and behavioural state: insights from resident and dispersing Iberian lynx
Aitor Gaston, Sandra Blazquez-Cabrera, German Garrote, Maria C. Mateo-Sanchez, Paul Beier, Miguel A. Simon, Santiago Saura

Recruitment of a keystone tree species must concurrently manage flooding and browsing
Gillis J. Horner, Shaun C. Cunningham, James R. Thomson, Patrick J. Baker, Ralph Mac Nally

Effects of species diversity on fine root productivity increase with stand development and associated mechanisms in a boreal forest
Zilong Ma and Han Y. H. Chen

Disentangling the effect of competition, CO2 and climate on intrinsic water-use efficiency and tree growth
Laura Fernandez-de-Una, Nate G. McDowell, Isabel Canellas, Guillermo Gea-Izquierdo

Land-use history augments environment–plant community relationship strength in a Puerto Rican wet forest
James Aaron Hogan, Jess K. Zimmerman, Maria Uriarte, Benjamin L. Turner, Jill Thompson

Consistent, small effects of treefall disturbances on the composition and diversity of four Amazonian forests
Timothy R. Baker, Dilys M. Vela Diaz, Victor Chama Moscoso, Gilberto Navarro, Abel Monteagudo, Ruy Pinto, Katia Cangani, Nikolaos M. Fyllas, Gabriela Lopez Gonzalez, William F. Laurance, Simon L. Lewis, Jonathan Lloyd, Hans ter Steege, John W. Terborgh, Oliver L. Phillips

Precipitation, not air temperature, drives functional responses of trees in semi-arid ecosystems
Charlotte Grossiord, Sanna Sevanto, Henry D. Adams, Adam D. Collins, Lee T. Dickman, Natalie McBranch, Sean T. Michaletz, Elizabeth A. Stockton, Miguel Vigil, Nate G. McDowell


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