Monthly Archive:: September 2015

27 Sep 2015

A model-based analysis of climate change vulnerability of Pinus pinea stands under multiobjective management in the Northern Plateau of Spain

Climate change is likely to heavily affect the provision of goods and services of Mediterranean forests. Our results strongly point out the need to develop adaptive strategies to mitigate the impact of climate change in order to
27 Sep 2015

50 years Annals of Forest Science: The response of tropical rainforests to drought—lessons from recent research and future prospects

We review the recent findings on the influence of drought on tree mortality, growth or ecosystem functioning in tropical rainforests. Drought plays a major role in shaping tropical rainforests and the response mechanisms are highly diverse and
27 Sep 2015

Tree rings reflect growth adjustments and enhanced synchrony among sites in Iberian stone pine (Pinus pinea L.) under climate change

We used tree ring analysis to assess the response of Pinus pinea to climate change in South Iberia. Climate–growth relationships changed over time, with greater sensitivity in recent years due to increasing aridity. A common dendroclimatic signal
21 Sep 2015

Integrating risk preferences in forest harvest scheduling

Through a stochastic programming framework, risk preferences can be included in forest planning. The value of utilizing stochastic programming is always positive; however, the value depends on the information quality and risk preferences of the decision maker.
17 Sep 2015

Transpiration of four common understorey plant species according to drought intensity in temperate forests

Key message Water use patterns of understorey vegetation are species-dependent. Calluna vulgaris showed little or no regulation of transpiration in response to soil water depletion or air vapour pressure deficit, unlike Pteridium aquilinum, Rubus sp. and Molinia
17 Sep 2015

Continuous planting under a high density enhances the competition for nutrients among young Cunninghamia lanceolata saplings

A high-density plantation inhibited growth and biomass accumulation of Cunninghamia lanceolata (Lamb.) Hook. saplings, as well as their photosynthesis. This inhibition was enhanced in a soil that had been previously planted with the same species. The main
12 Sep 2015

The pine shoot beetle Tomicus piniperda as a plausible vector of Fusarium circinatum

The pine shoot beetle, Tomicus piniperda, is a potential vector of the pitch canker disease pathogen. The insect could transmit the pathogenic fungus during its maturation or regeneration feeding on the shoots of healthy pine crowns. Abstract
12 Sep 2015

Irreversible diameter change of wood segments correlates with other methods for estimating frost tolerance of living cells in freeze-thaw experiments

We assessed tree frost tolerance using electrolyte leakage and a method based on irreversible diameter change of branches. It was shown that irreversible diameter change correlates with electrolyte leakage and USDA hardiness rating and is a good
12 Sep 2015

Phytochemical screening of the heartwood extractives of ten Congo Basin tree species

Content and type of extractives vary considerably among woody species in the Congo Basin tropical forest. They influence the natural durability of wood with respect to fungal and insect degradation. Species containing higher amounts of extractives and