Monthly Archive:: January 2018

30 Jan 2018

Marco Ferretti joins Annals of Forest Science as a new Associate Editor

Marco Ferretti got his degree in Forest Sciences at the University of Firenze (1986) and obtained a PhD from the University of Siena (2006). His research focus is in detecting changes in forest ecosystems, with emphasis on
30 Jan 2018

Cyrille Rathgeber joins Annals of Forest Science as a new Associate Editor

Cyrille Rathgeber completed his Ph.D. in population biology and ecology in 2002. Currently, he works as a researcher at INRA in Nancy. Cyrille’s research interests cover the fields of dendrochronology and vegetation modelling. He is particularly involved
25 Jan 2018

New special issue : Epicormics and related botanical features

We are launching the special issue “Epicormics and related botanical features”. This special issue will gather articles from the EPIC_IUFRO Conference held in September 2017 as a satellite event of the 125th Anniversary IUFRO Conference. The aim
24 Jan 2018

A spatio-temporal dataset of forest mensuration for the analysis of tree species structure and diversity in semi-natural mixed floodplain forests

We performed replicated, repeated measures of height, diameter and vitality at tree level to allow analysis of spatial and temporal structure and diversity in a semi-natural-mixed floodplain forest in Italy. Three inventories were performed in 1995, 2005
24 Jan 2018

What is your discount rate? Experimental evidence of foresters’ risk and time preferences

Topical collection: Risk Analysis The elicited time preference rate of German foresters is around 4.1%. Foresters working for private enterprises are more risk-averse and have a lower time preference than other foresters. This group difference should be
23 Jan 2018

Modeling sapling distribution over time using a functional predictor in a generalized additive model

The effect of adult trees on sapling density distribution during the regeneration fellings is determined in a Pinus sylvestris L. Mediterranean forest using generalized additive models. Context. Spatial pattern of adult trees determines the number of new
23 Jan 2018

Efficiency of using spatial analysis for Norway spruce progeny tests in Sweden

Spatial analysis could improve the accuracy of genetic analyses, as well as increasing the accuracy of predicting breeding values and genetic gain for Norway spruce trials. Context. Spatial analysis has been increasingly used in genetic evaluation of
23 Jan 2018

Density reduction in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) stands to increase tree C assimilation: an approach with the dual δ13C and δ18O isotope signatures in needles

In the context of increasing droughts related to climate change, our results showed that heavy thinning and/or very low initial planting density can increase CO2 assimilation rate in needles, and may be used as a short-term management
12 Jan 2018

Modeling thinning effects on fire behavior with STANDFIRE

Topical collection: Mensuration and modelling for forestry in a changing environment We describe a modeling system that enables detailed, 3D fire simulations in forest fuels. Using data from three sites, we analyze thinning fuel treatments on fire
12 Jan 2018

European Forest Types: toward an automated classification

Topical collection: ICP Forests The outcome of the present study leads to the application of a spatially explicit rule-based expert system (RBES) algorithm aimed at automatically classifying forest areas according to the European Forest Types (EFT) system