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Tree related microhabitats for use in research and education 
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Tree related microhabitats for use in research and education 

Tree to tree interactions are important structuring mechanisms for forest community dynamics. Forest management takes advantage especially of competition effects on tree growth by removing or retaining trees to achieve management goals. Both competition and silviculture have, thus, a strong effect on density and distribution of tree related microhabitats which are often key structures for forest taxa at the...

Co-occurrence patterns of tree-related microhabitats: new paper out
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Co-occurrence patterns of tree-related microhabitats: new paper out

A Tree-related Microhabitat (TreM) is a distinct, well-delineated morphological singularity occurring on living or standing dead trees, which constitutes a crucial substrate for species. Cavities, conks of lignivorous fungi and dead branches are examples of TreMs. TreMs are widely recognized key features of biodiversity and are useful indirect indicators for biodiversity. Therefore, researchers have suggested...