Monthly Archive:: January 2018

9 Jan 2018

Evaluation of the cumulative effect of drip irrigation and fertigation on productivity in a poplar plantation

Combined drip irrigation and fertigation significantly increased stem volume and biomass production in a poplar plantation, and showed a cumulative effect over years. The promoting effects were mainly attributable to increased nitrogen and water availability in the
9 Jan 2018

Mature exotic conifer stands have greater catches of the EU-protected Geomalacus maculosus than adjacent peatland or clear-felled stands—implications for forestry

Mature exotic Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis; Bong. Carrière)-dominated stands, particularly trees of greater circumference, result in greater numbers of Geomalacus maculosus (Allman) captures than adjacent clear-felled stands and adjacent peatland with Before-After-Control-Impact-Paired analysis indicating lower catches of
9 Jan 2018

Responses of the structure and function of the understory plant communities to precipitation reduction across forest ecosystems in Germany

Understory plant communities are essential for the recruitment of trees making up future forests. Independent of plant diversity, the understory across different forest ecosystems shows considerable physiological acclimation and structural stability towards drought events, which are expected