Monthly Archive:: July 2019

31 Jul 2019

Increasing temperatures over an 18-year period shortens growing season length in a beech (Fagus sylvatica L.)-dominated forest

Using long-term measurements in a mature beech (Fagus sylvatica L.)-dominated forest located in east Belgium, this paper showed that spring and autumn temperature increases during the last two decades led to an earlier end and a shortening
25 Jul 2019

Xylogenesis of Pinus radiata D. Don growing in New Zealand

Pinus radiata D. Don growing in the central North Island of New Zealand did not show full winter cambial dormancy. While there was a brief cessation of cambial cell division during June (winter), cell wall thickening, secondary
24 Jul 2019

Guidelines for authors: how to share your datasets?

Science publication moves gradually towards Open Science, meaning that products of research are made as much as possible openly available to the scientific community. Annals of Forest Science aims to develop an explicit and voluntary policy about
23 Jul 2019

A dataset of forest volume deadwood estimates for Europe

ICP-Forests relies on a representative pan-European network based on a 16 × 16 km grid-net covering around 6,000 plots. Dead wood volumes for 3,243 plots, related to 19 European Countries, are presented in this data paper as
22 Jul 2019

Size-density trajectories for even-aged sessile oak (Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl.) and common beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) stands revealing similarities and differences in the mortality process

We studied the size-density trajectories of pure even-aged unthinned experimental sessile oak ( Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl.) stands in the ranges of 994–135,555 trees per hectare initial densities, observed from the ages of 5 to 38. We
18 Jul 2019

Annals of Forest Science promotes Open Science by publishing data papers

Open Science is a combination of practices enhancing  collaborative work and dissemination of all productions related to research processes. These practices result in a free availability of  research data, analytical pipelines, lab notes and other research products,
17 Jul 2019

Dynamics of gaps and large openings in a secondary forest of Northeast China over 50 years

The gap dynamics in the studied secondary forest were comparable to those of other temperate forests; large openings were filled within 30 years by afforestation; large and medium gaps closed 30–40 years after they formed. Context Gaps
16 Jul 2019

Macro- and microscopic leaf injury triggered by ozone stress in beech foliage (Fagus sylvatica L.)

  The diversity of structural injury underlying visible symptoms by ozone stress resulted from the succession of degenerative processes and programmed-cell death events, depending on the ozone uptake and varying on a year-to-year basis. Context The effects
15 Jul 2019

Tissue-specific carbon concentration, carbon stock, and distribution in Cunninghamia lanceolata (Lamb.) Hook plantations at various developmental stages in subtropical China

Carbon (C) concentrations in Cunninghamia lanceolata (Lamb.) Hook plantations differed significantly among tissue types and were greater for aboveground than belowground tissues. Plantation C stock increased with a developmental stage from young to mature to overmature, but
12 Jul 2019

Hybrid breakdown and inbreeding depression for seed yield and early growth in 2nd-generation interspecific hybrids of larch (Larix x eurolepis x L.x eurolepis)

Advanced hybridization between first-generation interspecific hybrids is an attractive alternative to breed and mass-produce hybrid seed lots. Nevertheless it faces two major drawbacks, namely hybrid depression and inbreeding depression. Their impact may be highly detrimental on some