Monthly Archive:: October 2016

31 Oct 2016

Differences in carbon isotope discrimination and whole-plant transpiration efficiency among nine Australian and Sahelian Acacia species

We observed coordinated differences in water-use efficiency, 13C isotope composition, and whole-plant transpiration efficiency among nine Acacia species, although the up scaling from leaf to whole-plant level resulted in different relationships in Sahelian and Australian species. Abstract
31 Oct 2016

Improved productivity and modified tree morphology of mixed versus pure stands of European beech (Fagus sylvatica) and Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) with increasing precipitation and age

The mixture of Douglas-fir and European beech produced more biomass compared to what would have been expected from a weighted average of pure stands. Overyielding of the mixed stands improved with increasing stand age and under better
25 Oct 2016

Evaluating traditional peer-review processes and their alternatives: An opinionated discussion

By Aaron Weiskittel, University of Maine, School of Forest Resources, Orono, Maine, USA Associate Editor with Annals of Forest Science (and a few other journals). Abstract The advancement of science requires the timely and effective communication of
23 Oct 2016

A further step towards Open Data in Annals of Forest Science

Annals of Forest Science, owned  by Inra and published by Springer-Nature, actively develops since several years open access to publications (see our blog post on this topic) and advocates the publication of data papers (information available here).
23 Oct 2016

Inra: A charter for the open access to publications and data

Inra (the French National Institute for Agricultural Research which owns Annals of Forest Science among a number of research journals) just released its “Charter for the open access to publications and data” which describes the policy the
17 Oct 2016

Self-thinning in four pine species: an evaluation of potential climate impacts

Self-thinning lines are species- and climate-specific, and they should be used when assessing the capacity of different forest stands to increase biomass/carbon storage. Abstract The capacity of forests to store carbon can help to mitigate the effects
13 Oct 2016

Importance of tree basic density in biomass estimation and associated uncertainties: a case of three mangrove species in Tanzania

Aboveground and belowground tree basic densities varied between and within the three mangrove species. If appropriately determined and applied, basic density may be useful in estimation of tree biomass. Predictive accuracy of the common (i.e. multi-species) models
11 Oct 2016

Editorial: “Forest Inventories at the European level”

Jean Michel Leban and Jean Daniel Bontemps, Inra and IGN. In 1949, Egon Glesinger, the deputy director of the FAO Forestry and Forest Products Division, published his famous book entitled “The coming age of wood,” translated in
4 Oct 2016

Ontogeny influences developmental physiology of post-transplant Quercus rubra seedlings more than genotype

Seedling ontogeny exerted a greater influence on physiological activity of Quercus rubra seedlings than genetics; thus, it may be more important to use an appropriate growth index to account for seedling ontogeny in experiments than to control
2 Oct 2016

Drought response of upland oak (Quercus L.) species in Appalachian hardwood forests of the southeastern USA

In Appalachian hardwood forests, density, stem size, and productivity affected growth during drought for red oak, but not white oak species. Minor effects of density suggest that a single low thinning does little to promote drought resilience