Monthly Archive:: February 2018

28 Feb 2018

Functional response of Quercus robur L. to taproot pruning: a 5-year case study

Quercus robur seedling mass was affected more by planting density than by taproot pruning. Root pruning enhanced stem biomass at the expense of roots in later growth stages. Alteration of biomass allocation due to nursery practices may
22 Feb 2018

Predicting suitability of forest dynamics to future climatic conditions: the likely dominance of Holm oak [Quercus ilex subsp. ballota (Desf.) Samp.] and Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis Mill.)

Topical collection: Mediterranean Pines Composite logistic regression models simulating the potential effect of global climate change on forests dynamics in the southern Iberian Peninsula identify Holm oak [ Quercus ilex subsp. ballota (Desf.) Samp.] and Aleppo pine
12 Feb 2018

John Lhotka joins Annals of Forest Science as a new Associate Editor

John Lhotka received a B.S. and M.S in forestry from Southern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in silviculture from Auburn University. Between his M.S. and Ph.D. programs, he was a Forester for the US Forest Service Rocky
12 Feb 2018

Genetic variation and genotype by environment interaction in the susceptibility of Abies nordmanniana (Steven) Spach to the fungus Neonectria neomacrospora (Booth & Samuels) Mantiri & Samuels

Pronounced clonal variation and moderate to high broad-sense heritability estimates of susceptibility to Neonectria neomacrospora were found in Abies nordmanniana in three sites. Significant genotype by environment (G × E) interaction was detected across sites. Context. Nordmann
7 Feb 2018

Genetic parameters for growth and wood chemical properties in Eucalyptus urophylla × E. tereticornis hybrids

Growth and wood chemical properties are important pulpwood traits. Their narrow-sense heritability ranged from 0.03 to 0.49 in Eucalyptus urophylla × E. tereticornis hybrids, indicating low to moderate levels of genetic control. Genetic correlations were mostly favorable
6 Feb 2018

The role of extractives in the natural durability of the heartwood of Dicorynia guianensis Amsh: new insights in antioxydant and antifungal properties

The natural durability of Dicorynia guianensis Amsh ’s heartwood is conferred by the high content of antioxidant phenolic compounds, especially tannins and flavonoids combined with the presence of fungistatic alkaloids. The content of phenolic compounds increases according
5 Feb 2018

Nitrogen fixation rate of Acacia mangium Wild at mid rotation in Brazil is higher in mixed plantations with Eucalyptus grandis Hill ex Maiden than in monocultures

Inter-specific interactions with eucalypts in mixed plantations increased N2 fixation rate of acacia trees compared to monocultures. N2 fixation was higher during the wet summer than during the dry winter both in acacia monocultures and in mixed
1 Feb 2018

Thinning affects microbial biomass without changing enzyme activity in the soil of Pinus densiflora Sieb. et Zucc. forests after 7 years

Thinning increased microbial biomass but did not alter enzyme activities in the soil of Pinus densiflora Sieb. et Zucc. forests in South Korea. This effect of thinning was larger under a relatively heavy thinning intensity, but there
1 Feb 2018

Acorn weight as determinant of germination in red and white oaks: evidences from a common-garden greenhouse experiment

In Mexican oaks, germination increases with acorn fresh weight across oak species. Within species, these relationships are stronger in red oaks than in white oaks. In both oak groups, fresh weight of acorns increases with their dry