Special Issue "Biodiversity and Forest Dynamics and Functions"

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A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Takashi S. Kohyama
Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0810, Japan
Website: http://hosho.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/~kohyama/
E-Mail: kohyama@ees.hokudai.ac.jp
Interests: plant architecture; forest tree community organization; forest ecosystems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Forests with spatially large and long-lived architecture are dynamically maintained through physiological, and population processes of constituent trees and other life forms. Due to their huge structure and long residence time, forests are most difficult system to be experimentally manipulated to solve linkage between forest biodiversity and functioning. Meantime, for example, we know that there is physiognomic and functional convergence of forest ecosystems under similar climate across isolated regions with unique biota, which allows to define biome types. This biogeographic convergence suggests that different assembly of biological components promotes ecosystem-level adaptation to climatic environments. This special issue focuses on the linkage between functioning of forest ecosystems and underlying biodiversity within and across ecosystems, and aims to enhance the cross-scale view of basic and applied forest science.

Prof. Dr. Takashi S. Kohyama
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • coexistence
  • abundance
  • allometry
  • biomass
  • demography
  • equilibrium
  • functional trait
  • non-equilibrium
  • trade-off

Published Papers (5 papers)

by  and
Diversity 2011, 3(4), 712-720; doi:10.3390/d3040712
Received: 11 October 2011; in revised form: 14 November 2011 / Accepted: 21 November 2011 / Published: 28 November 2011
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by , , , , ,  and
Diversity 2012, 4(1), 33-58; doi:10.3390/d4010033
Received: 12 November 2011; in revised form: 12 December 2011 / Accepted: 23 December 2011 / Published: 29 December 2011
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by , Jr., ,  and
Diversity 2012, 4(2), 196-223; doi:10.3390/d4020196
Received: 14 March 2012; in revised form: 4 April 2012 / Accepted: 9 April 2012 / Published: 24 April 2012
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by , , ,  and
Diversity 2012, 4(3), 318-333; doi:10.3390/d4030318
Received: 10 June 2012; in revised form: 13 August 2012 / Accepted: 16 August 2012 / Published: 31 August 2012
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by , ,  and
Diversity 2012, 4(3), 334-362; doi:10.3390/d4030334
Received: 1 August 2012; in revised form: 30 August 2012 / Accepted: 30 August 2012 / Published: 20 September 2012
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