Monthly Archive:: December 2021

16 Dec 2021

Call for a new AFS topical issue: Trees, forests and water – recent advances on resistance and resilience to water deficits.

Editors: Erwin Dreyer, Hervé Cochard, Jean Marc Guehl, André Granier (INRAE) ; Maurizio Mencuccini (CREAF). Scope : Ecophysiology and functional ecology of trees and forests have made tremendous progress over the last decades and attracted much attention in
15 Dec 2021

Prescribed burning as a cost-effective way to address climate change and forest management in Mediterranean countries

Key message As climate change and forest management become the focus of various development agendas and the price of carbon rises in the market, the need for improving carbon sequestration and avoiding wildfires emissions increases. Prescribed burning
8 Dec 2021

Short-term stem diameter variations in irrigated and non-irrigated stone pine (Pinus pinea L.) trees in a xeric non-native environment

Key message Irrigation of adult stone pine trees growing in a xeric non-native habitat had positive effects not only in stem diameter growth but also in tree response to climatic variability. Abstract Context Stone pine is a
7 Dec 2021

Shrub richness is primarily driven by climate conditions in Southwestern European woodlands

Key message The shrub species richness in Spanish forests is mainly linked to climatic variables and the importance of the groups of variables scarcely differs among forest types. Forest surrounding the Mediterranean Basin exhibit the highest levels
1 Dec 2021

A generic information framework for decision-making in a forest-based bio-economy

Key message We present a methodological framework that both scientists and supply chain actors can mobilise to organise information at different scales of observation, and further make informed decisions regarding the supply and extraction of bio-molecules from