Special Issue "Biodiversity and Forest Dynamics and Functions"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2012)
Prof. Dr. Takashi S. Kohyama
Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0810, Japan
Interests: plant architecture; forest tree community organization; forest ecosystems
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
- functional trait
Article: Ecological Impact on Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycling of a Widespread Fast-growing Leguminous Tropical Forest Plantation Tree Species, Acacia mangium
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| Download PDF Full-text (169 KB) | Download XML Full-text
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| Download PDF Full-text (2692 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Diversity of Mat-Forming Fungi in Relation to Soil Properties, Disturbance, and Forest Ecotype at Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, USA
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| Download PDF Full-text (5773 KB) | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
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| Download PDF Full-text (712 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Abiotic and Biotic Soil Characteristics in Old Growth Forests and Thinned or Unthinned Mature Stands in Three Regions of Oregon
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| Download PDF Full-text (443 KB) | Download XML Full-text
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