Monthly Archive:: March 2020

27 Mar 2020

The effect of prescribed burning on the drought resilience of Pinus nigra ssp. salzmannii Dunal (Franco) and P. sylvestris L.

Abstract Key message Prescribed burning applied after a dry year increased (fall burns) or had no effect (spring burns) on pine resilience, measured as the capacity to reach pre-drought growth levels compared with unburned pines. In fall
27 Mar 2020

Leaf shape influences the scaling of leaf dry mass vs. area: a test case using bamboos

Abstract Key message A highly significant and positive scaling relationship between bamboo leaf dry mass and leaf surface area was observed; leaf shape (here, represented by the quotient of leaf width and length) had a significant influence
26 Mar 2020

Release and suppression: forest layer responses to emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis)-caused ash death

Abstract Key message Emerald ash borer-caused canopy gaps alter resource availability which affects woody plant community dynamics in eastern US forests. Our findings indicate that both canopy trees and seedlings are impacted by the disturbance. Seedlings of
25 Mar 2020

Quantitative and qualitative composition of bark polyphenols changes longitudinally with bark maturity in Abies alba Mill.

Abstract Key message Total bark extractive content increases at positions higher in the trunk of Abies alba Mill. trees. The greatest proportions of bark polyphenolic extractives are found in the lower section of the trunk, below the
24 Mar 2020

Véronique Lesage is the new Managing Editor for Annals of Forest Science

Véronique Lesage is the new Managing Editor for Annals of Forest Science since February 1, 2020. She is Research Engineer at INRAE at Clermont Ferrand (France) and will join the INRAE-Université de Clermont-Auvergne joint unit “PIAF”. She
24 Mar 2020

Xylem anatomy of Robinia pseudoacacia L. and Quercus robur L. is differently affected by climate in a temperate alluvial forest

Abstract Key message Xylem hydraulic traits of native Quercus robur are more sensitive to previous-summer drought than those of alien Robinia pseudoacacia. The latter modulates vessel traits and ring porosity to cope with inter-annual climate variability, and
18 Mar 2020

Spatial distribution and interspecific association patterns between Mansonia altissima A. Chev., Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn and Triplochiton scleroxylon K. Schum. in a moist semi-deciduous forest

Key message Mansonia altissima A. Chev. has an aggregated distribution at the juvenile life stage that becomes random at the mature life stage. Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn could play the role of nurse plant in the management
12 Mar 2020


Véronique Jorge received a M.S in Phytopathology from University Paris XI and a Ph. D on genetics of cassava resistance to bacteriosis (2000). Since 2001, she works in the research unit “Integrated Biology for valorisation of diversity