30 Jul 2021

Using electrical resistivity tomography to detect wetwood and estimate moisture content in silver fir (Abies alba Mill.)

Key message Using several experimental approaches, we have demonstrated that electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) is a reliable nondestructive tool for estimating the moisture content of heartwood in situ. ERT measurements show that water pockets in heartwood (wetwood)
29 Jul 2021

Genetic, geographic, and climatic factors jointly shape leaf morphology of an alpine oak, Quercus aquifolioides Rehder & E.H. Wilson

Key message Leaf symmetry and leaf size are explained by genetic variation between and within lineages and to a lesser extent by climatic factors, while leaf asymmetry can only be partly explained by geographic factors in Quercus
29 Jul 2021

Trunk perimeter correlates with genetic bottleneck intensity and the level of genetic diversity in populations of Taxus baccata L

Key message Taxus baccata remnants established recently tend to contribute less to the species’ overall genetic variation than historical populations because they are subjected to a greater impact of the founder effect and genetic isolation. As tree
28 Jul 2021

Dr Ignacio J. Diaz-Maroto joins Annals of Forest Science as a new Associate Editor

We are pleased to welcome Dr Ignacio J. Diaz-Maroto to the Associate Editorial Board of Annals of Forest Science. Dr Ignacio J. Diaz-Maroto is a Professor of Dendrometry, Forest Inventory and Forest Management, Higher Polytechnic School of Engineering,
28 Jul 2021

High nutrient supply and interspecific belowground competition enhance the relative performance of Picea mariana (Mill). B.S.P seedlings over Picea glauca [Moench] Voss. under elevated CO2

Key message We tested how nutrient supply and interspecific belowground competition affect ecophysiological and morphological responses to elevated CO2 in black ( Picea mariana (Mill). B.S.P) and white spruce ( Picea glauca [Moench] Voss.). It is found
27 Jul 2021

Multi-actor perspectives on afforestation and reforestation strategies in Central Europe under climate change

Key message Understanding forest genetic diversity and national legislation on trade and utilization of forest reproductive material (FRM) are key aspects for management and adapting forests to climate change. Despite concerns about the negative effects of climate
1 Jul 2021

Dr David Auty joins Annals of Forest Science as a new associate editor

We are pleased to welcome Dr David Auty to the Associate Editorial Board of Annals of Forest Science. Dr David Auty is an Associate Professor of Wood Science, School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University. He gained his
30 Jun 2021

Annals of Forest Science moves to full open access from January 1st, 2022

As of January 2022, Annals of Forest Science will become a fully open access (OA) journal. All accepted papers will be published under a CC-BY 4 license, which means that all content published in the journal will
25 Jun 2021

Can epiphytic lichens of remnant Atlantic oakwood trees in a planted ancient woodland site survive early stages of woodland restoration?

Key message Epiphytic lichens of remnant Atlantic oakwood trees, enclosed within a recently planted conifer matrix, show ability to survive early stages of woodland restoration (conifer removal). Abstract Context Atlantic oakwood, ancient semi-natural woodland (ASNW), supports important
22 Jun 2021

Assessing the land expectation value of even-aged vs coppice-with-standards stand management and long-term effects of whole-tree harvesting on forest productivity and profitability

Key message Whole-tree harvesting makes forests more profitable than conventional harvest as long as the impact on tree growth remains under 2.3% for even-aged oak ( Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl.) and 3.4% for sweet chestnut ( Castanea