Monthly Archive:: January 2019

14 Jan 2019

Genetic evidence of human mediated, historical seed transfer from the Tyrolean Alps to the Romanian Carpathians in Larix decidua (Mill.) forests

Historic transfer of larch from Alpine sources to Southern and Eastern Carpathians has been verified by means of nuclear genetic markers. Tyrolean populations can be differentiated into a north-western and south-eastern group, while Romanian populations are separated
14 Jan 2019

Biomass-dominant species shape the productivity-diversity relationship in two temperate forests

A negative productivity-diversity relationship was determined for biomass-dominant species at the community level. This study thus supports the hypothesis in which the effects of individual species on the productivity-diversity relationships at the community level are related to
11 Jan 2019

Isabelle Fabrissin is the new Managing Editor for Annals of Forest Science

Isabelle received a master degree in Plant Sciences from AgroParisTech School and carried out her PhD in Plant Biology at INRA, Versailles. Her research focused on the natural variation for seed mucilage production in the plant model
11 Jan 2019

Effectiveness of spatial analysis in Cryptomeria japonica D. Don (sugi) forward selection revealed by validation using progeny and clonal tests

Accurate evaluation of genetic performances of trees is crucial in order to improve the efficiency of forest tree breeding. We revealed that spatial analysis is effective for predicting individual tree breeding values at the forward selection stage
11 Jan 2019

Does the persistence of sweet chestnut depend on cultural inputs? Regeneration, recruitment, and mortality in Quercus- and Castanea-dominated forests

Quercus secondary forests show a gradual transition toward mixed forests, with sweet chestnut ( Castanea sativa ) becoming increasingly abundant in the western Spanish Central System. Additionally, in chestnut-dominated stands, it shows a certain resistance to competitive
11 Jan 2019

Fir expansion not controlled by moderate densities of large herbivores: a Mediterranean mountain grassland conservation issue

Whilst livestock has maintained grasslands over centuries in south European mountains, current ungulate densities are insufficient to control tree and forest expansion effectively. The present results based on fir population dynamics and radial/height growth raise questions about
9 Jan 2019

Xylogenesis of compression and opposite wood in mountain pine at a Mediterranean treeline

Comparisons between compression and opposite wood formation in prostrating Pinus mugo indicate that the secondary meristem can produce more tracheids with thicker walls by also increasing the number of contemporaneously differentiating cells, rather than only increasing the