International Day of Forests 2018
A collection of 15 recent Nature Ecology & Evolution highlights that focus on forests.
A Perspective that looks at the importance of intact, as opposed to degraded, forests for biodiversity, carbon sequestration and storage, water provision, indigenous culture and the maintenance of human health.
This article reassesses the amount and geographical distribution of African deforestation over the last century.
An interview with Plant-for-the-Planet founder Felix Finkbeiner and ecologist Tom Crowther about their science-activism collaboration to increase global tree cover.
Data from over 40,000 vegetation plots across Europe are used to examine how forest biodiversity patterns are determined at different spatial scales.
With drought expected to be an increasing threat to forests due to climate change, this research shows the importance of species diversity for a community's drought resistance.
This article dmeonstrates the importance of hydraulic failure as a mechanism for drought-induced mortality, information that can help make better predictions for forest responses to climate change.
Species range shifts are one of the most studied consequences of climate change, and this research suggests that range contraction will outpace range expansion for trees in eastern North American forests.
Despite progress in reducing deforestation in Brazil over the last decade, a series of recent political developments pose substantial threats to the Amazon and Atlantic forests.
Forests are not just about trees, and this research in Sumatra demonstrates the effects of land conversion across a forest's trophic levels.
This research shows that it is not just plant diversity that is critically important for the carbon cycling function of forests.
This meta-analysis shows that secondary foundation species, such as epiphytes and mistletoes in forests, are important for enhancing biodiversity, in addition to primary foundation species such as trees.
Giant pandas are amongst the most iconic forest residents, and this research shows that their habitat has become more fragmented despite their extinction risk being downgraded from 'endangered' to 'vulnerable'.
The forest pathogen Armillaria is possibly the largest terrestrial organism.
Forest ecosystems depend on the enormous diversity of their soil microbes, and this research explores the important effects of nutrient availability on forest microbial communities.
Finally, adaptation to forests may explain how wild horses survived the end-Pleistocene megafaunal extinctions.