Research News: Meta-analysis provides facts on mixed-species forest stand productivity for science and practice

Mixed forests mitigate climate change because they store carbon dioxide longer and better. (Photo: iStock/DaLiu

Mixed forests: ecologically and economically superior

Mixed forests are more productive than monocultures. This is true on all five continents, and particularly in regions with high precipitation. These findings from an international overview study, in which the Technical University of Munich (TUM) participated, are highly relevant for forest science and forest management on a global scale.

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