Authors have analyzed the possible correlation between measurements/indicators of forest structure and species richness of many taxonomic or functional groups over three regions of Germany. Results show the potential to use structural attributes as a surrogate for species richness of most of the analyzed taxonomic and functional groups. This information can be transferred to large-scale forest inventories to support biodiversity monitoring.
Structural diversity; Taxonomic/functional diversity; Biodiversity monitoring; National Forest Inventory
Storch, F., Boch, S., Gossner, M.M. et al. Linking structure and species richness to support forest biodiversity monitoring at large scales. Annals of Forest Science 80, 3 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13595-022-01169-1
Data and/or Code availability
The data that support the findings of this study are available from Biodiversity Exploratories Information System. Dataset. https://www.bexis.uni-jena.de/