Author Archive

12 Nov 2018

New special issue: Frontiers in Modelling Future Forest Growth, Yield and Wood Properties

We are launching the special issue “Frontiers in Modelling Future Forest Growth, Yield and Wood Properties”. This special issue will gather articles from presentations given at the IUFRO Meeting “New Frontiers in Forecasting Forests” held in Stellenbosch,
9 Nov 2018

Science needs management data for a better prediction of climate change effects on socio-ecosystems.

Recent articles show that climate-change science lacks multi-scale ecosystem demographics and dynamics data to test, improve and validate its models and recommendations. This is a major drawback, one that leads to skepticism from managers, policy makers and
6 Nov 2018

Liming alters body size distribution in a community of epigeic spiders in birch forest (Betula pendula Roth)

Liming, an ameliorative method for acidified forest soils, affected the relative abundance of prey of ground-hunting spiders and consequently reduced densities of functionally similar species of these predators. Context Liming, an ameliorative method for acidified forest soils,
31 Oct 2018

Shuguang (Leo) Liu joins Annals of Forest Science as a new Associate Editor

Professor Shuguang (Leo) Liu is a distinguished professor, Director of the Ecology Program at the Central South University of Science and Technology (Changsha, China). Leo received a B.S. in Forest Sciences from the Central South University of
29 Oct 2018

Impacts of soil conditions and light availability on natural regeneration of Norway spruce Picea abies (L.) H. Karst. in low-elevation mountain forests

Natural regeneration of P. abies (L.) H. Karst. may reach high densities in lower mountain elevations. The highest densities were found in sites with moderate light availability, with low pH, and not near the riverbank. However, age-height
17 Oct 2018

Structural and compositional dynamics of strictly protected woodland communities with silvicultural implications, using Białowieża Forest as an example

Long-term strict protection of woodland communities may lead to their compositional simplification and homogenisation. Context In the past, it has often been postulated that structures and processes typical for natural forests should be mimicked by silvicultural activities
17 Oct 2018

Geometric morphometric analyses of leaf shapes in two sympatric Chinese oaks: Quercus dentata Thunberg and Quercus aliena Blume (Fagaceae)

Geometric morphometric analyses (GMMs) of the leaf shape can distinguish two congeneric oak species Quercus dentata Thunberg and Quercus aliena Blume in sympatric areas. Context High genetic and morphological variation in different Quercus species hinder efforts to
14 Sep 2018

An inconvenient truth about xylem resistance to embolism in the model species for refilling Laurus nobilis L.

Direct, non-invasive X-ray microtomography and optical technique observations applied in stems and leaves of intact seedlings revealed that laurel is highly resistant to drought-induced xylem embolism. Contrary to what has been brought forward, daily cycles of embolism
5 Sep 2018

Seed mass predicts migration lag of European trees

We reanalysed a dataset of tree distribution ranges in Europe to identify which plant traits best explain migration potential in woody species. Contrary to our intuition that tree longevity would best explain the ability of trees to
5 Sep 2018

Similar carbon density of natural and planted forests in the Lüliang Mountains, China

The carbon density was not different between natural and planted forests, while the biomass carbon density was greater in natural forests than in planted forests. The difference is due primarily to the larger carbon density in the