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DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2023.01.013
Title (Primary) Demographic synthesis for global tree species conservation
Author Ohse, B.; Compagnoni, A.; Farrior, C.E.; McMahon, S.M.; Salguero-Gómez, R.; Rüger, N.; Knight, T.M.
Journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution
Year 2023
Department BZF; iDiv
Volume 38
Issue 6
Page From 579
Page To 590
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Abstract Conserving the tree species of the world requires syntheses on which tree species are most vulnerable to pressing threats, such as climate change, invasive pests and pathogens, or selective logging. Here, we review the population and forest dynamics models that, when parameterized with data from population studies, forest inventories, or tree rings, have been used for identifying life-history strategies of species and threat-related changes in population demography and dynamics. The available evidence suggests that slow-growing and/or long-lived species are the most vulnerable. However, a lack of comparative, multi-species studies still challenges more precise predictions of the vulnerability of tree species to threats. Improving data coverage for mortality and recruitment, and accounting for interactions among threats, would greatly advance vulnerability assessments for conservation prioritizations of trees worldwide.
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Ohse, B., Compagnoni, A., Farrior, C.E., McMahon, S.M., Salguero-Gómez, R., Rüger, N., Knight, T.M. (2023):
Demographic synthesis for global tree species conservation
Trends Ecol. Evol. 38 (6), 579 - 590