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Contributions of a global network of tree diversity experiments to sustainable forest plantations

Kris Verheyen UGent, Margot Vanhellemont UGent, Harald Auge, Lander Baeten UGent, Christopher Baraloto, Nadia Barsoum, Simon Bilodeau-Gauthier, Helge Bruelheide, Bastien Castagneyrol, Douglas Godbold, et al. (2016) AMBIO. 45(1). p.29-41
abstract
The area of forest plantations is increasing worldwide helping to meet timber demand and protect natural forests. However, with global change, monospecific plantations are increasingly vulnerable to abiotic and biotic disturbances. As an adaption measure we need to move to plantations that are more diverse in genotypes, species, and structure, with a design underpinned by science. TreeDivNet, a global network of tree diversity experiments, responds to this need by assessing the advantages and disadvantages of mixed species plantations. The network currently consists of 18 experiments, distributed over 36 sites and five ecoregions. With plantations 1–15 years old, TreeDivNet can already provide relevant data for forest policy and management. In this paper, we highlight some early results on the carbon sequestration and pest resistance potential of more diverse plantations. Finally, suggestions are made for new, innovative experiments in understudied regions to complement the existing network.
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subject
keyword
Functional biodiversity research, Ecological restoration, Sustainable forest management, Plantation forest, Biodiversity experiments, CLIMATE-CHANGE, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, BIODIVERSITY LOSS, TROPICAL FORESTS, HERBIVORY, PRODUCTIVITY, INSECTS, DENSITY, BIOMASS, STANDS
journal title
AMBIO
Ambio
volume
45
issue
1
pages
29 - 41
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000368038800003
JCR category
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
3.687 (2016)
JCR rank
48/229 (2016)
JCR quartile
1 (2016)
ISSN
0044-7447
DOI
10.1007/s13280-015-0685-1
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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6900940
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-6900940
date created
2015-08-14 08:18:18
date last changed
2017-04-20 11:05:32
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  abstract     = {The area of forest plantations is increasing worldwide helping to meet timber demand and protect natural forests. However, with global change, monospecific plantations are increasingly vulnerable to abiotic and biotic disturbances. As an adaption measure we need to move to plantations that are more diverse in genotypes, species, and structure, with a design underpinned by science. TreeDivNet, a global network of tree diversity experiments, responds to this need by assessing the advantages and disadvantages of mixed species plantations. The network currently consists of 18 experiments, distributed over 36 sites and five ecoregions. With plantations 1--15 years old, TreeDivNet can already provide relevant data for forest policy and management. In this paper, we highlight some early results on the carbon sequestration and pest resistance potential of more diverse plantations. Finally, suggestions are made for new, innovative experiments in understudied regions to complement the existing network.},
  author       = {Verheyen, Kris and Vanhellemont, Margot and Auge, Harald and Baeten, Lander and Baraloto, Christopher  and Barsoum, Nadia and Bilodeau-Gauthier, Simon and Bruelheide, Helge and Castagneyrol, Bastien and Godbold, Douglas and Haase, Josephine and Hector, Andy and Jactel, Herv{\'e} and Koricheva, Julia and Loreau, Michel and Mereu, Simone and Messier, Christian and Muys, Bart and Nolet, Philippe and Paquette, Alain and Parker, John and Perring, Michael and Ponette, Quentin and Potvin, Catherine and Reich, Peter and Smith, Andy and Weih, Martin and Scherer-Lorenzen, Michael},
  issn         = {0044-7447},
  journal      = {AMBIO},
  keyword      = {Functional biodiversity research,Ecological restoration,Sustainable forest management,Plantation forest,Biodiversity experiments,CLIMATE-CHANGE,ECOSYSTEM SERVICES,BIODIVERSITY LOSS,TROPICAL FORESTS,HERBIVORY,PRODUCTIVITY,INSECTS,DENSITY,BIOMASS,STANDS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {29--41},
  title        = {Contributions of a global network of tree diversity experiments to sustainable forest plantations},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13280-015-0685-1},
  volume       = {45},
  year         = {2016},
}

Chicago
Verheyen, Kris, Margot Vanhellemont, Harald Auge, Lander Baeten, Christopher Baraloto, Nadia Barsoum, Simon Bilodeau-Gauthier, et al. 2016. “Contributions of a Global Network of Tree Diversity Experiments to Sustainable Forest Plantations.” Ambio 45 (1): 29–41.
APA
Verheyen, Kris, Vanhellemont, M., Auge, H., Baeten, L., Baraloto, C., Barsoum, N., Bilodeau-Gauthier, S., et al. (2016). Contributions of a global network of tree diversity experiments to sustainable forest plantations. AMBIO, 45(1), 29–41.
Vancouver
1.
Verheyen K, Vanhellemont M, Auge H, Baeten L, Baraloto C, Barsoum N, et al. Contributions of a global network of tree diversity experiments to sustainable forest plantations. AMBIO. 2016;45(1):29–41.
MLA
Verheyen, Kris, Margot Vanhellemont, Harald Auge, et al. “Contributions of a Global Network of Tree Diversity Experiments to Sustainable Forest Plantations.” AMBIO 45.1 (2016): 29–41. Print.