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23 May 2023

Two decades of epidemiological surveillance of the pine wood nematode in France reveal its absence despite suitable conditions for its establishment

Key message This study takes stock of the first 20 years (2000–2019) of monitoring the pine wood nematode (PWN) in metropolitan France. While PWN was never found in the wild during this period, it was reported in
11 May 2023

Improving stem quality assessment based on national forest inventory data: an approach applied to Spanish forests

Key message This paper proposes a methodology that could be considered as a base for a harmonized protocol for stem-quality reporting in Europe while conducting National Forest Inventories, in order to cost-efficiently obtain a visual wood quality
11 May 2023

Under storm risk, economic productivity of Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) H. Karst) in monoculture shows sharper decline than in mixture with European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.)

Key message By calibrating and validating a forest growth model for seven species in Germany and coupling it with a wind damage simulator, we specifically estimated the impact of wind damage on the net present value of
25 Apr 2023

Determination of optimal tree height models and calibration designs for Araucaria araucana and Nothofagus pumilio in mixed stands affected to different levels by anthropogenic disturbance in South-Central Chile

Key message Here, we present a workflow for determining the optimal tree height model and calibration design for forests affected to varying degrees by anthropogenic disturbance. For mixed Araucaria–Nothofagus forests, tree height predictions in newly surveyed stands
11 Apr 2023

Effectiveness of the spectral area index created by three algorithms for tree species recognition

Key message Tree species identification analysis of the two images (Luoyang and Hohhot of China) shows that the polygonal area indices extracted by the specific band-constrained polygon relative area (algorithm 3, obtained accuracy was ~ 13% higher
4 Apr 2023

Forest age and topographic position jointly shape the species richness and composition of vascular plants in karstic habitats

Key message Dolines may provide important safe havens for many plant species and play a key role in maintaining biodiversity. The combined effects of forest age and topographic position influence the biodiversity patterns of these unique habitats.
31 Mar 2023

Management-related energy, nutrient and worktime efficiencies of the wood fuel production and supply chain: modelling and assessment

Key message The modelling approach presented and tested in the present study relates local management decisions with efficiency indicators of the whole wood-fuel chain, based on decisions ranging from silviculture to transport to customer. Energy and worktime
10 Mar 2023

Leaf microbiome data for European beech (Fagus sylvatica) at the leaf and canopy scales collected in a gallery forest in South-West France

Key message The datasets describe bacterial and fungal communities of European beech (Fagus sylvatica) leaves collected along a vertical gradient in a gallery forest throughout the growing season. They also describe communities in the surrounding environment of
9 Mar 2023

Differences in eco-physiological responses to the removal of adventitious roots between Syzygium nervosum A. Cunn. ex DC. and Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels saplings under waterlogging

Key message The production of adventitious roots partially counteracts the negative effects of waterlogging on the growth of Syzygium nervosum A. Cunn. ex DC. and Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels. S. cumini was more responsive and suffered from
24 Feb 2023

Intraspecific variation of Quercus ilex L. seed morphophysiological traits in Tunisia reveals a trade-off between seed germination and shoot emergence rates along a thermal gradient

Key message Quercus ilex populations from cold habitats display a large lag between seed germination and shoot emergence time, favouring avoidance of late frost events. Populations from mild habitats show the fastest seed germination and shoot emergence