Monthly Archive:: April 2019

30 Apr 2019

Wood properties of black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) BSP) in relation to ring width and tree height in even- and uneven-aged boreal stands

Wood properties were generally similar in unmanaged even-aged and uneven-aged black spruce stands. In contrast, in managed forests, wood density was higher in even-aged than in uneven-aged stands. As ring width is the discriminant factor, forest management
29 Apr 2019

Deterministic processes drive functional and phylogenetic temporal changes of woody species in temperate forests in Northeast China

Deterministic processes drive functional and phylogenetic temporal changes of woody species in temperate forest, depending on successional stage and tree size classes. The dominant influential factors changed from abiotic (especially topographic factors) to biotic (e.g., basal area),
26 Apr 2019

Elevation modulates the phenotypic responses to light of four co-occurring Pyrenean forest tree species

Elevation markedly modified the species-specific phenotypic responses of trees to light. The effects from elevation mostly occurred at organ level (SLA) for the montane species, but at whole-plant level (allocation traits) for the subalpine ones. The subalpine
25 Apr 2019

Call for submissions to AFS Special Issues

We are pleased to invite submissions of Research, Review, Data and Opinion papers to be considered for our topical collections. These collections (virtual collections) are brought together as a result of a symposium, a congress, a working group
25 Apr 2019

A general method for the classification of forest stands using species composition and vertical and horizontal structure

We present a novel approach to define pure- and mixed-forest typologies from the comparison of pairs of forest plots in terms of species identity, diameter, and height of their trees. Context Forest typologies are useful for many
24 Apr 2019

NFIWADS: the water budget, soil moisture, and drought stress indicator database for the German National Forest Inventory (NFI)

The NFIWADS database contains aggregated results for the German National Forest Inventory (NFI) plots based on process-based water balance simulations. More than 150 water budget, soil moisture, and drought stress indicators were derived for mature, closed-canopy beech
23 Apr 2019

Stand and environmental data from Pinus halepensis Mill. and Pinus sylvestris L. plantations in Spain

This data set provides valuable environmental information about Pinus halepensis and Pinus sylvestris plantations in Spain. An array of 74 physical, chemical and biochemical soil (organic horizon and 10 cm topsoil), climatic, physiographic and stand variables from
19 Apr 2019

Variability of stone pine (Pinus pinea L.) fruit traits impacting pine nut yield

Cone to pine nut yield (PY), an important commercial feature of stone pine cropping, was higher in Chile than in main producer countries. PY is highly variable along years and depends on pine nut number inside cones,
18 Apr 2019

Growth-mortality attributes and species composition determine carbon sequestration and dynamics of old stand types in the Acadian Forest of New Brunswick, Canada

We used 20 years of plot data to analyze the influence of tree growth-mortality balance and species mix on the potential of old stands to sequester carbon from the atmosphere and store carbon. The study indicated that
17 Apr 2019

The conservation status assessment of Natura 2000 forest habitats in Europe: capabilities, potentials and challenges of national forest inventories data

There is a need to improve the consistency of international information concerning the conservation status assessment of the species and habitat types in the Natura 2000 reports. National Forest Inventories could contribute towards a more objective and