Monthly Archive:: November 2019

21 Nov 2019

Litter chemical quality strongly affects forest floor microbial groups and ecoenzymatic stoichiometry in the subalpine forest

Litter chemical quality regulates the distinct composition of the main microbial groups and ecoenzymatic stoichiometry. Microbes in spruce ( Picea asperata Mast.) and fir ( Abies faxoniana Rehd.) rather than birch ( Betula platyphylla Suk.) and rhododendron
20 Nov 2019

The cause of bark stripping of young plantation trees

The author of this opinion paper, Dr Thomas White, passed away on 27th August 2019. Herbivorous mammals, from small voles to large ungulates, strip and eat the bark of young plantation trees. They do this most frequently
19 Nov 2019

Proteomic analysis of black poplar (Populus nigra L.) seed storability

Adequate storability of black poplar ( Populus nigra L.) seeds at temperatures below 0 °C was associated with preservation of proteins of energy and carbohydrate metabolism, protein turnover, and proteins maintaining long-term stability of dehydrated tissue. Context
15 Nov 2019

How does wood mobilization depend on marketing decisions? A country comparison based on choice experiments

There is no one-size-fits-all policy instrument to enhance wood mobilization. The success of implementing such policy measures can vary among countries and regions depending on the specific structural and institutional conditions as well as on behavioural aspects
7 Nov 2019

Impact of deadwood decomposition on soil organic carbon sequestration in Estonian and Polish forests

The deadwood of different tree species with different decomposition rates affects soil organic carbon sequestration in Estonian and Polish forests. In warmer conditions (Poland), the deadwood decomposition process had a higher rate than in cooler Estonian forests.
6 Nov 2019

Predicting growth and habitat responses of Ginkgo biloba L. to climate change

We developed a climatic response function using 20-year tree height observed from 45 Ginkgo biloba plantations in China and used it to predict the growth and habitat responses to anticipated climate change. We projected northward and upward
5 Nov 2019

Survival of Douglas-fir provenances in Austria: site-specific late and early frost events are more important than provenance origin

Autumn and spring frost events caused wide variation in the survival of juvenile Douglas-fir in Austrian forest sites located in the transition zone from Atlantic to continental climate. Survival rate can be optimized by planting provenances originating
4 Nov 2019

Variation in carbon concentrations and allocations among Larix olgensis populations growing in three field environments

Variation in carbon concentration among Larix olgensis A. Henry provenances and tree tissues was significant, suggesting importance of such variation to carbon stock calculation. Provenance variation in carbon allocation was only significant in allocations to some tissues,