Monthly Archive:: February 2016

28 Feb 2016

“Did Europe’s forest management mitigate climate warming?” We believe it probably did….

Comments to the paper by Naudts et al., Science, February 2016: “Europe’s forest management did not mitigate climate warming” Jean-François Dhôte (biometrician, Inra), Sylvain Caurla (economist, Inra), Christine Deleuze (biometrician, ONF), Erwin Dreyer & Jean-Marc Guehl (ecophysiologists, Inra),
25 Feb 2016

Control of wood thermal treatment and its effects on decay resistance: a review

An efficient use of thermal treatment of wood requires an in- depth understanding of the chemical modifications induced. This is a prerequisite to avoid problems of process control, and to provide high quality treated wood with accurately
20 Feb 2016

Editorial: 50 years Annals of Forest Science

Annals of Forest Science is publishing a series of review papers to celebrate 50 years of activities as a journal in forest and wood science. The reviews emphasize the extent to which forest and wood sciences changed and
17 Feb 2016

Uncertainty assessment of large-scale forest growth predictions based on a transition-matrix model in Catalonia

When predicting forest growth at a regional or national level, uncertainty arises from the sampling and the prediction model. Using a transition-matrix model, we made predictions for the whole Catalonian forest over an 11-year interval. It turned
6 Feb 2016

Genetic diversity and hybridization in the two species Inga ingoides and Inga edulis: potential applications for agroforestry in the Peruvian Amazon

Slash and burn practices affect tropical forests. Our results showed strong introgression between Inga ingoides and Inga edulis in the species contact area. Interspecific hybridization could be sought to improve yield and tolerance to flooding and further