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Peer-reviewed papers

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2021 Salas-Eljatib C, Mehtatalo L, Gregoire TG, Soto DP, Vargas-Gaete R, 2021. Growth equations in forest research: mathematical basis and model similarities. Current Forestry Reports (To appear).

2021 Salas-Eljatib C. 2021. A new algorithm for reconstructing tree height growth with stem analysis data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution (To appear).

2021 Salas-Eljatib C. 2021. An approach to quantify climate-productivity relationships: an example from a widespread Nothofagus forest. Ecological Applications 31(4): e02285.

2020 Salas-Eljatib C. 2020. Height growth–rate at a given height: a mathematical perspective for forest productivity. Ecological Modelling 431: 109198.

2020 Salas-Eljatib C, Weiskittel AR. 2020. On studying the patterns of individual-based tree mortality in natural forests: a modelling analysis. Forest Ecology and Management 475: 118369.

2020 Salas-Eljatib C, Promis A. 2020. Un llamado a la activación real de la Sociedad Chilena de Ciencias Forestales [A call to awaken the Chilean Society of Forest Science]. Bosque 41(3): 209-212.

2020 Cardil A, de-Miguel S, Silva C, Reich P, Calkin D, Brancalion P, Vibrans A,.., Piotto D, Salas-Eljatib C, Broadbent E, et al. 2020. Recent deforestation drove the spike in Amazonian fires. Environmental Research Letters 15: 121003.

2020 Vargas-Gaete R, Salas-Eljatib C, Penneckamp D, Neira Z, Diez MC, Vargas-Picón R. 2020. Estructura y regeneración de bosques de Prumnopitys andina en los Andes del sur de Chile [Structure and regeneration of Prumnopitys andina forests in the southern Andes of Chile]. Gayana Botanica 77(1): 48–58.

2020 Soto DP, Donoso PJ, González-Chang M, Vásquez-Grandón A, Salas-Eljatib C. 2020. Differential early performance of two underplanted hardwood tree species following restoration treatments in high-graded temperate rainforests. Forests 11(4): 401.

2020 Donoso P, Puettmann K, D’Amato A, Ponce D, Salas-Eljatib C, Ojeda P. 2020. Short-term effects of variable-density thinning on regeneration in hardwood-dominated temperate rainforests. Forest Ecology and Management 464: 118058.

2020 Fuentes-Ramirez A, Salas-Eljatib C, González ME, Urrutia-Estrada J, Arroyo-Vargas P, Santibañez P. 2020. Initial response of understory vegetation and tree regeneration to a mixed-severity fire in old-growth Araucaria-Nothofagus forests. Applied Vegetation Science 23(2): 210–222.

2020 Bannister JR, Travieso G, Galindo N, Acevedo M, Puettmann K,Salas-Eljatib C. 2020. Shrub influences on seedlings performance when restoring the slow-growing conifer Pilgerodendron uviferum in southern bog forests. Restoration Ecology 28(2): 396–407.

2019 Ponce DB, Donoso PJ, Salas-Eljatib C. 2019. Índice de bosque adulto: Una herramienta para evaluar estados de desarrollo de bosques nativos de tierras bajas del centro-sur de Chile [Old-growth Index: a tool to evaluate developmental stages in native forests in the lowlands of south-central Chile]. Bosque 40(2): 235–240.

2019 Steidinger BS, Crowther TW, Liang J, Van Nuland ME, Werner G, Reich P, Nabuurs G, de-Miguel S, Zhou M, Picard N, Herault B, Zhao X, Zhang C, Routh D, Peay KG, Abegg M, …, Salas-Eljatib C, et al. 2019. Climatic controls of decomposition drive the global biogeography of forest-tree symbioses. Nature 569: 404–408.

2019 Salas-Eljatib C, Corvalán P, Pino N, Donoso PJ, Soto D. 2019. Modelos de efectos mixtos de altura-diámetro para Drimys winteri en el sur (41-43 S) de Chile [Mixed-effects height-diameter models for Drimys winteri in the south (41-43 S) of Chile]. Bosque 40(1): 71–80.

2019 Vargas-Gaete R, Doussoulin, H, Smith-Ramírez C, Bravo S, Salas-Eljatib C, Andrade N, Trávníček B. 2019. Evaluation of rust pathogenicity (Phragmidium violaceum) as a biological control agent for the invasive plant Rubus ulmifolius on Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile. Australasian Plant Pathology 48(3): 201–208.

2019 Donoso PJ, Schlegel B, Salas-Eljatib C, Donoso C. 2019. Development of 26-year-old mixed forests following different regeneration cutting treatments in Andean temperate rainforests of south-central Chile. Forest Ecology and Management 432: 686–693.

2018 Salas-Eljatib C, Weiskittel AR. 2018. Evaluation of modelling strategies for assessing self-thinning behavior and carrying capacity. Ecology and Evolution 8(22): 10768–10779.

2018 Salas-Eljatib C, Fuentes-Ramirez A, Gregoire TG, Altamirano A, Yaitul V. 2018. A study on the effects of unbalanced data when fitting logistic regression models in ecology. Ecological Indicators 85: 502–508.

2018 Vargas-Gaete R, Salas-Eljatib C, Gärtner SM, Vidal OJ, Bannister JR, Pauchard A. 2018. Invasive plant species thresholds in the forests of Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile. Plant Ecology & Diversity 11(2): 205–215.

2018 Cifuentes R., Van der Zande D, Salas-Eljatib C, Farifteh J, Coppin P. 2018. A simulation study using terrestrial LiDAR point cloud data to quantify spectral variability of a broad-leaved forest canopy. Sensors 18(10): 3357

2018 Fuentes-Ramirez A, Barrientos M, Almonacid L, Arriagada-Escamilla C, Salas-Eljatib C. 2018. Short-term response of soil microorganisms, nutrients and plant recovery in fire-affected Araucaria araucana forests. Applied Soil Ecology 131: 99–106.

2017 Ponce DB, Donoso PJ, Salas-Eljatib C. 2017. Differentiating structural and compositional attributes across successional stages in Chilean temperate rainforests. Forests 8(9): 329

2017 Kralicek K, Huy B, Poudel KP, Temesgen H, Salas C. 2017. Simultaneous estimation of above- and below-ground biomass in tropical forests of Viet Nam. Forest Ecology and Management 390: 147–156.

2017 Cifuentes R., Van der Zande D, Salas C, Tits L., Farifteh J, Coppin P. 2017. Modeling 3D Canopy Structure and Transmitted PAR Using Terrestrial LiDAR. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 43(2): 124–139.

2017 Soto DP, Jacobs DF, Salas C, Donoso PJ, Fuentes C, Puettmann KJ. 2017. Light and nitrogen interact to influence regeneration in old-growth Nothofagus-dominated forests in south-central Chile. Forest Ecology and Management 384: 303–313.

2016 Liang J, Crowther TW, Picard N, Wiser S, Zhou M, Alberti G, Ernst-Detlef Schulze, A. David McGuire, Bozzato F, Pretzsch H, de-Miguel S, Paquette A, Herault B, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Barrett CB, Glick HB, Hengeveld GN, Nabuurs GJ, Pfautsch S, Viana H, Vibrans AC, Ammer C, Schall P, Verbyla D, Tchebakova N, Fischer M, Watson JV, Chen HYV, Lei X, Schelhaas MJ, Lu H, Gianelle D, Parfenova EI, Salas C, Lee E, Lee B, Kim HS, et al. 2016. Positive biodiversity-productivity relationship predominant in global forests Science 354 (6309): 201–205.

2016 Salas C, Donoso PJ, Vargas R, Arriagada CA, Pedraza R, Soto DP. 2016. The forest sector in Chile: an overview and current challenges. Journal of Forestry 114(5): 562–571.

2016 Salas C, Gregoire TG, Craven DJ, Gilabert H. 2016. Modelación del crecimiento de bosques: estado del arte [Forest growth modelling: the state of the art ]. Bosque 37(1): 3–12.

2016 Korhonen L, Salas C, Østgård T, Lien V, Gobakken T, Næsset E. 2016. Predicting the occurrence of large-diameter trees using airborne laser scanning. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 46: 461–469.

2016 Altamirano A, Cely JP, Etter A, Miranda A, Fuentes-Ramírez A, Acevedo P, Salas C, Vargas R. 2016. The invasive species Ulex europaeus (Fabaceae) shows high dynamism in a fragmented landscape of south-central Chile. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 188: 495–509.

2015 González ME, Szejner P, Donoso PJ, Salas C. 2015. Fire, logging and establishment patterns of second-growth forests in south-central Chile: implications for their management and restoration. Ciencia e Investigación Agraria 42(3): 427–441.

2015 Crowther T, Glick H, Covey K, Bettigole C, Maynard D, Thomas S, Smith J, Hintler G, Duguid M, Amatulli G, Tuanmu M, Jetz W, Salas C, Stam C, Piotto D, et al. 2015. Mapping tree density at a global scale. Nature 525: 201–205.

2015 Soto DP, Donoso PJ, Salas C, Puettmann KJ. 2015. Light availability and soil compaction influence the growth of underplanted Nothofagus following partial shelterwood harvest and soil scarification. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 45: 998–1005.

2015 Almonacid L, Fuentes A, Ortiz J, Salas C, García-Romera I, Ocampo J, Arriagada C. 2015. Effect of mixing soil saprophytic fungi with organic residues on the response of Solanum lycopersicum to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Soil Use and Management 31(1): 155–164.

2014 Cifuentes R., Van der Zande D, Farifteh J, Salas C, Coppin P. 2014. Effects of voxel size and sampling setup on the estimation of forest canopy gap fraction from terrestrial laser scanning data. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 194: 230–240.

2014 Castro M, Parra JC, Morales LJ, Salas C. 2014. Establishment of empirical relations between fuel moisture content and the normalised difference vegetation index. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 14 (3): 670–675.

2014 Cifuentes R, Van der Zande D, Salas C, Farifteh J, Coppin P. 2014. Correction of erroneous LiDAR measurements in artificial forest canopy experimental setups. Forests 5: 1565–1583.

2013 Altamirano A, Salas C, Yaitul V, Smith-Ramírez C, Ávila A. 2013. Influencia de la heterogeneidad del paisaje en la ocurrencia de incendios forestales en Chile Central. Revista de Geografía del Norte Grande 55: 157–170.

2010 Salas C, Ene L, Gregoire TG, Næsset E, and Gobakken T. 2010. Modelling tree diameter from airborne laser scanning derived variables: a comparison of spatial statistical models. Remote Sensing of Environment 114 (6): 1277–1285.

2010 Salas C, Gregoire TG. 2010. Statistical analysis of ratio estimators and their estimators of variances when the auxiliary variate is measured with error. European Journal of Forest Research 129(5): 847–861.

2010 Salas C, Ene L, Ojeda N, Soto H. 2010. Métodos estadísticos paramétricos y no-paramétricos para predecir variables de rodal basados en Landsat ETM+: una comparación en un bosque de Araucaria araucana en Chile [Parametric and non-parametric statistical methods for predicting plotwise variables based on Landsat ETM+: a comparison in an Araucaria araucana forest in Chile ]. Bosque 31(3): 179–194.

2010 Soto DP, Salas C, Donoso PJ, Uteau D. 2010. Heterogeneidad estructural y espacial de un bosque mixto dominado por Nothofagus dombeyi después de un disturbio parcial [Structural and spatial heterogeneity of a mixed Nothofagus dombeyi-dominate forest stand after a partial disturbance ]. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 83(3): 335–347.

2009 Gregoire TG, Salas C. 2009. Ratio estimation with measurement error in the auxiliary variate. Biometrics 65(2): 590–598.

2009 Salas C. 2008. ¿Por qué comprar un programa estadístico si existe R? [Why purchase commercial statistical software if there is R? ]. Ecología Austral 18(2): 223–231.

2008 Salas C, Stage AR, and Robinson AP. 2008. Modeling effects of overstory density and competing vegetation on tree height growth. Forest Science 54(1): 107–122.

2008 Salas C. 2008. Sugerencias para mejorar la calidad de las revistas científicas chilenas: una aplicación en las ciencias forestales con Bosque [Suggestions to improve the quality of Chilean scientific journals: an application to forest science with Bosque ]. Bosque 29(1): 3–10.

2007 Salas C. 2007. ¿Dónde va a parar la investigación forestal chilena de “excelencia”?: Pasado, presente y futuro [Where the best chilean forest research is going?: Past, present, and future ]. Bosque Nativo 40: 10–13.

2007 Stage AR, and Salas C. 2007. Interactions of elevation, aspect, and slope in models of forest species composition and productivity. Forest Science 53(4): 486–492.

2006 Salas C, LeMay V, Núñez P, Pacheco P, and Espinosa A. 2006. Spatial patterns in an old-growth Nothofagus obliqua forest in south-central Chile. Forest Ecology and Management 231(1-3): 38–46.

2006 Salas C, and García O. 2006. Modelling height development of mature Nothofagus obliqua. Forest Ecology and Management 229(1-3): 1–6.

2006 Rebolledo R, Sáez P, Klein C, Salas, C., and Aguilera A. 2006. Daños en casas de madera ocasionados por coleópteros xilofagos, IX Región, Chile [Damages to wooden houses caused by xylophagus Coleoptera, IX Region, Chile ]. Bosque 27(1): 52–56.

2005 Salas C, Nieto L, and Irisarri A. 2005. Modelos de volumen para Pinus pinaster Ait. en la comarca del Baixo Miño, Galicia, España [Volume equations for Pinus pinaster Ait. in the Baixo Miño region, Galicia, Spain]. Quebracho 12: 11–22.

2005 Salas C, Reyes M, and Bassaber C. 2005. Medición de diámetros fustales con relascopio y forcípula finlandesa: efectos en la estimación de volumen [Measurement of upper-stem diameters with Bitterlich mirror relascope and Finnish parabolic caliper: effects on volume estimations]. Bosque 26(2): 81–90.

2002 Salas C. 2002. Ajuste y validación de ecuaciones de volumen para un relicto del bosque de Roble-Laurel-Lingue [Fitness and validation of volume equations for a relict forest of Roble-Laurel-Lingue]. Bosque 23(2): 81–92.

2001 Salas C. 2001. Caracterización básica del relicto de biodiversidad Rucamanque [Basic characterization of the biodiversity remnant Rucamanque]. Bosque Nativo 29: 3–9.