Nationally Representative Plot Network Reveals Contrasting Drivers of Net Biomass Change in Secondary and Old-Growth Forests

We use a spatially representative network of 874 forest plots in New Zealand to examine whether commonly hypothesised drivers of forest biomass and biomass change (diversity, disturbance, nutrients and climate) differ between old-growth and secondary forests at a national scale.

Holdaway, R.J.; Easdale, T.A.; Carswell, F.E.; Richardson, S.J.; Peltzer, D.A.; Mason, N.W.H.; Brandon, A.M.; Coomes, D.A.