Monthly Archive:: December 2017

18 Dec 2017

Photosynthesis and growth responses of Fraxinus mandshurica Rupr. seedlings to a gradient of simulated nitrogen deposition

During an N-deposition simulation experiment, we showed that low to medium addition of N had beneficial effects on growth and photosynthetic rates of Fraxinus mandshurica Rupr. seedlings, while beyond a threshold of 80 kg N ha−1 year−1,
15 Dec 2017

Trend to increasing structural diversity in German forests: results from National Forest Inventories 2002 and 2012

Six structural diversity indices were calculated from the German 2002 and 2012 National Forest Inventory (NFI) data. We found a slight trend of increasing structural diversity in German forests both for broadleaved and coniferous stand types. The
15 Dec 2017

Unraveling the tripartite interactions among the woolly poplar aphid, its host tree, and their environment: a lead to improve the management of a major tree plantation pest?

Topical collection: Current issues in forest and wood science: series of reviews For an optimal deployment of poplar resistance to the gall-inducing aphid Phloeomyzus passerinii, a laboratory susceptibility assay has been developed. The nature of aphid–tree interactions
5 Dec 2017

Local-scale diversity and adaptation along elevational gradients assessed by reciprocal transplant experiments: lack of local adaptation in silver fir populations

Silver fir transplantations along elevational gradients revealed a high diversity but no local adaptation. Populations displayed similar abilities to adapt to new environments including those due to climate change. Context. The sustainability of forest stands depends on
4 Dec 2017

Biomass allocation in five semi-arid afforestation species is driven mainly by ontogeny rather than resource availability

The changes in the relative biomass allocation to roots in juvenile stands of fast-growing (Leucaena leucocephala Lam., Moringa oleifera Lam., and Jatropha curcas L.) and slow-growing (Anacardium occidentale L. and Parkia biglobosa Jacq.) afforestation species are driven
1 Dec 2017

Benoit Marçais joins Annals of Forest Science as a new Associate Editor

  Benoit Marçais did a PhD (1992) on epidemiology of Phytophthora cinnamomi, a fungus causing oak canker. He is now Research director on the epidemiology of fungal diseases affecting trees in forests and natural ecosystems.