30 Apr 2021

The relationship between plant growth and water consumption: a history from the classical four elements to modern stable isotopes

Key message The history of the relationship between plant growth and water consumption is retraced by following the progression of scientific thought through the centuries: from a purely philosophical question, to conceptual and methodological developments, towards a
27 Apr 2021

Combined effects of natural disturbances and management on forest carbon sequestration: the case of Vaia storm in Italy

Key message Natural disturbances and management are key drivers for forest carbon balance. We modelled the impact of Vaia storm on forest sink at national scale in Italy. We demonstrate that after Vaia, carbon fluxes among pools
23 Apr 2021

Diversity and composition of moss guilds on uprooted trees in Central European mountain forests: effects of uprooting components and environmental variables

Key message The size of the structural components of the root–pit–mound complex was crucial for high moss species richness. Root plates, pits, and mounds were similar in terms of moss species composition, which was mostly determined by
22 Apr 2021

Live fuel moisture content time series in Catalonia since 1998

Key message We present a structured and curated database covering 21 years of LFMC measurements in the Catalan region, along with an associated R package to manage updates and facilitate quality processing and visualisation. The data set
21 Apr 2021

A genomic dataset of single‐nucleotide polymorphisms generated by ddRAD tag sequencing in Q. petraea (Matt.) Liebl. populations from Central-Eastern Europe and Balkan Peninsula

Key message This genomic dataset provides highly variable SNP markers from georeferenced natural Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl. populations collected in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo* and Albania. These SNP loci can be used to
16 Apr 2021

Growth adaptability and foreign gene stability of TaLEA transgenic Populus simonii × nigra

Key message Late-embryogenesis-abundant proteins (LEA) typically accumulate to high levels during seed dehydration and have an important role in the plant response to abiotic stresses. Transgenic hybrid poplars of 9-year-old TaLEA lines showed adaptation to drought and
15 Apr 2021

Multi-attribute decision making and geographic information systems: potential tools for evaluating forest ecosystem services

Key message Due to social and environmental changes over the last decade, managers use multi-attribute decision-making techniques and geographic information systems to support participatory planning. Several studies have indicated that the combined use improves forest planning by
13 Apr 2021

Interaction of drought and frost in tree ecophysiology: rethinking the timing of risks

Key message The increase in climate variability is likely to generate an increased occurrence of both frost-induced and drought-induced damages on perennial plants. We examined how these stress factors can potentially interact and would subsequently affect the
13 Apr 2021

Integration of field sampling and LiDAR data in forest inventories: comparison of area-based approach and (lognormal) universal kriging

Key message We compared (lognormal) universal kriging with the area-based approach for estimation of forest inventory variables using LiDAR data as auxiliary information and showed that universal kriging could be an accurate alternative when there is spatial
12 Apr 2021

Changes in the non-growing season soil heterotrophic respiration rate are driven by environmental factors after fire in a cold temperate forest ecosystem

Key message During the non-growing season, environmental factors changed after fire, leading to significantly increased non-growing season soil heterotrophic respiration (Rh) and potentially decreasing the amount of net C stored in cold temperate forest ecosystems of China.