Monthly Archive:: January 2015

31 Jan 2015

“50 years Annals of Forest Science” : Wood products and green chemistry

Green chemistry for and from wood has developed numerous industrial products, namely biosourced, green wood adhesives and preservatives, foams, composite matrices, laminates, hard and flexible plastics, flexible films, and abrasive grinding discs, and their number is still
31 Jan 2015

Estimating solid wood properties using Pilodyn and acoustic velocity on standing trees of Norway spruce

Strong genetic correlations were observed between Pilodyn measurement and wood density, and between acoustic velocity and MFA. Combination of Pilodyn penetration and acoustic velocity measurements from standing trees can provide reliable prediction of stiffness of Norway spruce
31 Jan 2015

“50 years of Annals of Forest Science”: A series of sponsored review papers published during 2015.

Annals of Forest Science is publishing a series of review papers to celebrate 50 years of activities as a major journal in forest and wood science. Annals of Forest Science was launched during 1964 as “Annales des
31 Jan 2015

Using thermal time models to predict the impact of assisted migration on the synchronization of germination and shoot emergence of oak (Quercus robur L.)

Climate change will affect regeneration. Assisted migration is a climate change adaptation strategy that is associated with risks regarding transfer distance. Thermal time models can provide information about the synchronization of regeneration with seasons and the implications
31 Jan 2015

Database of 478 allometric equations to estimate biomass for Mexican trees and forests

We present a comprehensive database of 478 allometric equations to estimate biomass of trees and other life forms in Mexican forest and scrubland ecosystems. Accurate estimation of standing biomass in forests is a prerequisite for any approach
31 Jan 2015

“50 years of Annals of Forest Science”: A synthesis on wood machining with a focus on French research in the last 50 years

Wood machining is compulsory both for timber separation and the surfacing of wooden objects. The anisotropy, cellular nature and multi-scale level organisation of wood make its cutting complicated to study. During the last 50 years, most of the
23 Jan 2015

Ground arthropods of a protected beech forest

Forest maturity benefits biodiversity by providing positive effects on key arthropod assemblages such as spider and ground beetles, which play a fundamental role in the ecosystem. Sustainable forest management is a widely held international goal, and more
22 Jan 2015

Annals of Forest Science: read the Annual Report for 2014

We are very happy to share with you today our annual report for 2014. The report addresses the most important changes in the editorial policy of the journal. A focus is provided on the publication of Data
17 Jan 2015

Consumers’ perceptions and preference profiles for wood surfaces tested with pairwise comparison in Germany

Andreas MANUEL, Rainer LEONHARDT, Olof BROMAN, Gero BECKER Chair of Forest Utilization, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Freiburg, 79085, Freiburg, German; Social Psychology and Methodology, Institute of Psychology, University of Freiburg, 79085, Freiburg, German
17 Jan 2015

Forest conversion can help mitigate impacts of climate change on common forest birds

Thomas K. GOTTSCHALK, Tobias E. REINERS University of Applied Forest Sciences, Schadenweilerhof, 72108, Rottenburg, Germany & Conservation Genetics Group, Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt, Clamecystrasse 12, 63571, Gelnhausen, Germany We forecasted the effects of