Monthly Archive:: December 2019

30 Dec 2019

Happy new year 2020 to our editors, reviewers, authors and readers!

2020 will be a year of important transitions for Annals of Forest Science in the direction of Open Science. We will flip to full Open Access by beginning 2021, and will prepare this transition actively during the
20 Dec 2019

Effects of elevated temperature and CO2 concentration on floral development and sex differentiation in Morus alba L.

Elevated temperature, elevated CO2 concentration, and their combination significantly promoted the number and biomass of female mulberry (Morus alba L.) flowers, but the opposite is true for males. This paper demonstrates that male mulberry trees would suffer
19 Dec 2019

Leaf functional traits predict cloud forest tree seedling survival along an elevation gradient

Cloud forest tree seedlings of higher leaf mass to area ratio and leaf dry matter content displayed higher survival along an elevation gradient in the forest understorey. Phenotypic plasticity in leaf functional traits was not related to
18 Dec 2019

Decline of large-diameter trees in a bamboo-dominated forest following anthropogenic disturbances in southwestern Amazonia

Reduction in the aboveground biomass of larger trees is the main consequence of disturbances in open forests dominated by bamboo. Because these trees are of central importance both for ecosystem function and for the economic value of
17 Dec 2019

Wood formation and tree adaptation to climate

This special issue of Annals of Forest Science compiles ten papers on “Wood formation and tree adaptation to climate”, which were presented at “Le Studium” International Conference in May 2018 in Orléans (France). These papers present observational,
16 Dec 2019

Secondary disturbances of low and moderate severity drive the dynamics of eastern Canadian boreal old-growth forests

Both low- and moderate-severity secondary disturbances are drivers of eastern Canadian boreal old-growth forests dynamics. Moderate-severity disturbances reflect mainly spruce budworm outbreaks. Low-severity disturbances are produced by both spruce budworm outbreaks and random events such as windthrow.
13 Dec 2019

Contributions of bark and tension wood and role of the G-layer lignification in the gravitropic movements of 21 tropical tree species

Gravitropic movements in angiosperm woody stems are achieved through the action of bark and/or wood motor, depending on the bark and wood fibre anatomy (with trellis structure or not; with G-layers or not). Bark motor is as