Monthly Archive:: March 2024

19 Mar 2024

Open peer review in Annals of Forest Science as a new option

We are pleased to offer an optional open peer review to the community in forest and wood sciences to whom Annals of Forest Science is dedicated. Based on new digital technologies and public infrastructure registration, we set
19 Mar 2024

Oak leaf morphology may be more strongly shaped by climate than by phylogeny

Key message Despite been grown under the same climate, oak species are able to correlate with looser, but still identifiable, leaf morphological syndromes, composed by morphological traits with an ecological role in their respective macroclimates. Keywords Quercus;
15 Mar 2024

Elevation affects both the occurrence of ungulate browsing and its effect on tree seedling growth for four major tree species in European mountain forests

Key message In European mountain forests, the growth of silver fir (Abies alba Mill.), sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus L.), European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) H. Karst.) seedlings is more strongly affected
15 Mar 2024

Canopy gap impacts on soil organic carbon and nutrient dynamic: a meta-analysis

Key message The forest canopy gaps, formed by natural or anthropogenic factors, have been found to reduce soil carbon content and increase nutrient availability. The magnitudes of these effects have been observed to increase with gap age
13 Mar 2024

Inter-provenance variability and phenotypic plasticity of wood and leaf traits related to hydraulic safety and efficiency in seven European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) provenances differing in yield

Key message Seven European beech provenances differing largely in growth performance were grown at two common garden sites in Germany and Slovakia. The intra-specific variability of most traits was explained more by phenotypic plasticity than inter-provenance variability,