Monthly Archive:: June 2019

20 Jun 2019

Quantifying intra-annual dynamics of carbon sequestration in the forming wood: a novel histologic approach

This study presents a novel histologic approach to quantify the intra-annual dynamics of carbon sequestration in forming wood. This innovative approach, based on repeated measurements of xylem apparent density, is more direct, and more accurate than the
19 Jun 2019

Hardwood injury and mortality associated with two shot hole borers, Euwallacea spp., in the invaded region of southern California, USA, and the native region of Southeast Asia

We assessed the impact of the polyphagous shot hole borer (PSHB), Euwallacea whitfordiodendrus (Schedl), and Kuroshio shot hole borer (KSHB), E. kuroshio Gomez and Hulcr, on hardwood trees in southern California, southwestern China, and northwestern Vietnam. The
13 Jun 2019

The relation between pressure–volume curve traits and stomatal regulation of water potential in five temperate broadleaf tree species

In the five temperate tree species, leaf turgor loss point and the stringency of stomatal regulation are not related to each other and to the drought sensitivity of radial growth, suggesting that additional factors exert a large
12 Jun 2019

Impacts of climate change on the gross primary production of Italian forests

The impact of climatic change should not be dramatic over Italian forests in terms of GPP, which should increase particularly for evergreen forest types. This positive effect is less marked for deciduous forests. The increasing trend should
11 Jun 2019

New special issue: Establishment of second-growth forests in human landscapes: ecological mechanisms and genetic consequences

We are launching the special issue “Establishment of second-growth forests in human landscapes: ecological mechanisms and genetic consequences”. This special issue will gather articles arising from the ERA-NET BiodivERsA3 research project “Unraveling the Potential of Spontaneous Forest
7 Jun 2019

Using synthetic semiochemicals to train canines to detect bark beetle–infested trees

The dog detection allows timely removal by sanitation logging of first beetle-attacked trees before offspring emergence, preventing local beetle increases. Detection dogs rapidly learned responding to synthetic bark beetle pheromone components, with known chemical titres, allowing search