Monthly Archive:: July 2018

24 Jul 2018

Genetic structure and phylogeography of Juniperus phoenicea complex throughout Mediterranean and Macaronesian regions: different stories in one

The genetic structure of Juniperus phoenicea in the Mediterranean Basin is inferred using amplified fragment length polymorphism markers (AFLP) markers. As other Mediterranean conifers, J. phoenicea populations show moderate levels of genetic diversity and interpopulational differentiation. The
19 Jul 2018

Low within-population genetic diversity and high genetic differentiation among populations of the endangered plant Tetracentron sinense Oliver revealed by inter-simple sequence repeat analysis

Tetracentron sinense Oliver, an endangered species from China, displays a low within-population genetic diversity and high genetic differentiation among populations, and the existing populations could be divided into three conservation and management units. Context The endangered tree
19 Jul 2018

SEGMOD—a techno-economic model for evaluating the impact of segregation based on internal wood properties

Segregating stands and logs based on internal wood properties is likely to lead to improvements in value for forest and mill owners, but some situations were found where no segregation was the best alternative. Where segregation was
16 Jul 2018

Selection of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal strains to improve Casuarina equisetifolia L. and Casuarina glauca Sieb. tolerance to salinity

Selection of the best salt-tolerant combination of Casuarina sp. and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) is one of the key criteria for successful setup of saline land rehabilitation program. Context Land salinization is a serious problem worldwide that
12 Jul 2018

The Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forest Sector (CBM-CFS3): customization of the Archive Index Database for European Union countries

The purpose of this report is to increase the transparency of applications of the CBM-CFS3 model by climate-related policy-makers and researchers. The report provides explicit information on the parametrization of a new Archive Index Database used with
12 Jul 2018

Geographic variation in growth, survival, and susceptibility to the processionary moth (Thaumetopoea pityocampa Dennis & Schiff.) of Pinus halepensis Mill. and P. brutia Ten.: results from common gardens in Morocco

Topical collection: Mediterranean Pines Adaptation of Pinus brutia and Pinus halepensis to harsh Moroccan environments varied considerably among populations, with variation following marked geographic clines. Context Mediterranean pines are drought tolerant species that play relevant ecological and
11 Jul 2018

Site conditions influence the climate signal of intra-annual density fluctuations in tree rings of Q. ilex L.

The investigation of the relations between climate and intra-annual density fluctuation (IADF) traits (e.g. frequency, width and functional anatomical traits) in Quercus ilex tree rings of stands living on two opposite slopes, highlighted the influence of local
11 Jul 2018

Long-term effects of fire and harvest on carbon stocks of boreal forests in northeastern China

Fire, harvest, and their spatial interactions are likely to affect boreal forest carbon stocks. Repeated disturbances associated with short fire return intervals and harvest rotations resulted in landscapes with a higher proportion of young stands that store
4 Jul 2018

New special issue: Wood formation and tree adaptation to climate

This issue follows the international conference: “Wood formation and tree adaptation to climate” organised by Prof. Vladimir Shishov and Dr. Philippe Rozenberg and held on May, 23-25th, 2018 in Orléans (France). “Le Studium” (Loire Valley Institute for
3 Jul 2018

Aboveground carbon storage is driven by functional trait composition and stand structural attributes rather than biodiversity in temperate mixed forests recovering from disturbances

Functional trait composition and stand structural complexity rather than biodiversity substantially enhance aboveground carbon storage in temperate mixed forests, while accounting for the effects of disturbance intensity. This study provides a strong support to the mass ratio