Monthly Archive:: March 2018

26 Mar 2018

New special issue : Entomological issues during forest diebacks

We are launching the topical collection “Entomological issues during forest diebacks”. This collection (virtual special issue) will gather articles about the involvement of insects in the processes of forest decline and about the outcomes of declines on
23 Mar 2018

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

  John Moore received a B.E. (Hons) in forestry from the University of Canterbury (1994) and a PhD in forest resources from Oregon State University (2002). John is a senior scientist in the Forest Systems team at
23 Mar 2018

Meteorological data series from Swiss long-term forest ecosystem research plots since 1997

This paper describes meteorological measurements collected since 1997 at 16 ICP Forests Level II sites across the complex topography of Switzerland, both under the canopy and in the open-field nearby. The data offer detailed comparisons of deciduous,
23 Mar 2018

The dynamics of carbon accumulation in Eucalyptus and Acacia plantations in the Pearl River delta region

Plantation type and age strongly influence the quantity of carbon stored in forest ecosystems. The marked increase in total ecosystem carbon stock achieved over time by the Eucalyptus and Acacia plantations has confirmed that the afforestation of
23 Mar 2018

Comparison of teak wood properties according to forest management: short versus long rotation

Teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) is one of the most important tropical hardwood tree species, which is widely planted in Indonesia. Wood properties are strongly influenced by forest management conditioning further utilization of wood. Context In Indonesia, teak
23 Mar 2018

Shade trees and tree pruning alter throughfall and microclimate in cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) production systems

Shade trees in agroforestry systems protect the understory cocoa from climate extremes. Shade tree pruning manages microclimatic conditions in favor of cocoa production while tree diversity is maintained. Adaptation of pruning has to consider seasonal changes in
23 Mar 2018

Inference on forest attributes and ecological diversity of trees outside forest by a two-phase inventory

Trees outside forests (TOF) have crucial ecological and social-economic roles in rural and urban contexts around the world. We demonstrate that a large-scale estimation strategy, based on a two-phase inventory approach, effectively supports the assessment of TOF’s
23 Mar 2018

Modeling diameter distributions in radiata pine plantations in Spain with existing countrywide LiDAR data

Topical collection: SilviLaser We evaluated the use of low-density airborne laser scanning data to estimate diameter distributions in radiata pine plantations. The moment-based parameter recovery method was used to estimate the diameter distributions, considering LiDAR metrics as
23 Mar 2018

Compatibility of regeneration silviculture and wild ungulates in a Mediterranean pine forest: implications for tree recruitment and woody plant diversity

Topical collection: Mediterranean Pines Small-scale forest interventions (< 0.75 ha) promoted advanced regeneration and woody plant beta-diversity without increasing ungulate habitat use and detrimental browsing damage. Rubbing damage by ungulates was higher in the treated areas and no
22 Mar 2018

Factors determining enzyme activities in soils under Pinus halepensis and Pinus sylvestris plantations in Spain: a basis for establishing sustainable forest management strategies

Topical collection: Mediterranean Pines Water availability and soil pH seem to be major constraints for enzyme activities in calcareous soils under Pinus halepensis and acidic soils under Pinus sylvestris plantations respectively. Proposals for improving enzyme activities may