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Uncertainty and risk analysis in forest ecosystem dynamics

  1. Research article

    Large-scale forest inventories of the United States and China reveal positive effects of biodiversity on productivity

    With the loss of species worldwide due to anthropogenic factors, especially in forested ecosystems, it has become more urgent than ever to understand the biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationship (BEFR)....

    James V Watson, Jingjing Liang, Patrick C Tobin, Xiangdong Lei, James S Rentch and Catherine E Artis

    Forest Ecosystems 2015 2:22

    Published on: 15 July 2015

  2. Review

    Negative consequences of positive feedbacks in US wildfire management

    Over the last two decades wildfire activity, damage, and management cost within the US have increased substantially. These increases have been associated with a number of factors including climate change and f...

    David E Calkin, Matthew P Thompson and Mark A Finney

    Forest Ecosystems 2015 2:9

    Published on: 14 April 2015

  3. Research article

    Adaptive economic and ecological forest management under risk

    Forest managers must deal with inherently stochastic ecological and economic processes. The future growth of trees is uncertain, and so is their value. The randomness of low-impact, high frequency or rare cata...

    Joseph Buongiorno and Mo Zhou

    Forest Ecosystems 2015 2:4

    Published on: 24 February 2015

  4. Review

    Managing project risks and uncertainties

    This article considers threats to a project slipping on budget, schedule and fit-for-purpose. Threat is used here as the collective for risks (quantifiable bad things that can happen) and uncertainties (poorly...

    Mike Mentis

    Forest Ecosystems 2015 2:2

    Published on: 28 January 2015