Monthly Archive:: May 2024

27 May 2024

Nested plot designs used in forest inventory do not accurately capture tree species richness in Southwestern European forests

Key message Nested plot designs with concentric plots with increasing radii and size threshold underestimate tree species richness with respect to full census sampling with no tree size restrictions. Regeneration emerged as the most relevant pool for
23 May 2024

Whole-genome screening for near-diagnostic genetic markers for four western European white oak species identification

Key message Mining genome-wide DNA sequences enabled the discovery of near-diagnostic markers for species assignment in four European white oaks (Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl., Quercus pubescens Willd., Quercus pyrenaica Willd., and Quercus robur L.) despite their low
23 May 2024

The role of validation in optimization models for forest management

Key message A validation convention can be established for forest management optimization models. It consists of (1) the delivery of face validation, (2) performing at least one other validation technique, and (3) an explicit discussion of how
21 May 2024

MYB4 is the best candidate transcription factor involved in pinosylvin stilbene biosynthesis in Pinus strobus L. cells by fungal elicitor treatment

Key message Dihydropinosylvin monomethyl ether (DPME) and pinosylvin monomethyl ether (PME) are pinosylvin derivatives that show high nematicidal activity against pine wood nematodes (PWNs). Here, we found that fungal elicitor treatment boosted the production of DPME and