Opinion paper Archive

18 Sep 2016

Comparing close-to-nature silviculture with processes in pristine forests: lessons from Central Europe

Introduction The term close-to-nature silviculture already contains some ambiguity since (silvi) culture implies the act of forest use. This notion was coined a long time ago by well-known silviculturists (Gayer 1885; Engler 1905; Leibundgut 1943 and more)
25 Nov 2015

Putting floristic thermophilization in forests into a conservation biology perspective: beyond mean trait approaches

Opinion paper by Frédéric Gosselin, IRSTEA, frederic.gosselin@irstea.fr; UR EFNO, Domaine des Barres, F-45290 Nogent-sur-Vernisson, France Key message The use of mean characteristics of communities to infer absolute species variations may well constitute another “silent clash of paradigms” Austin
21 Mar 2015

“50 years Annals of Forest Science”: Fifty years of genetic studies: what to make of the large amounts of variation found within populations?

Determining the sources and role of intra-specific genetic variation is a classical focus of evolutionary biology (Mitchell-Olds et al. 2007). Ever since the beginning of population genetic studies in forest trees, the observation of high levels of
26 Aug 2014

GUIDELINES FOR DOCUMENTING AND REPORTING ALLOMETRIC EQUATIONS FOR TREES

Miguel CIFUENTES JARA1*, Matieu HENRY 2, Maxime RÉJOU-MÉCHAIN3, Craig WAYSON4, Mauricio ZAPATA-CUARTAS5, Daniel PIOTTO6, Federico ALICE GUIER7, Héctor CASTAÑEDA LOMBIS8, Edwin CASTELLANOS LÓPEZ9, Ruby CUENCA LARA10, Kelvin CUEVA ROJAS11, Jhon DEL ÁGUILA PASQUEL12, Álvaro DUQUE MONTOYA13, Javier
2 Aug 2014

Hydraulic failure and repair are not routine in trees

Hervé COCHARD, Sylvain DELZON INRA, Université Blaise Pascal UMR547 PIAF, Blaise Pascal University, 63100, Clermont-Ferrand, France, and INRA, Université de Bordeaux, UMR BIOGECO, 33450, Talence, France Trees can pull tons of water up to 100 m above ground,
31 Jul 2014

Past, present, and future of forest accounting: an overview of the French experience

Alexandra NIEDZWICZ, Claire MONTAGNE-HUCK AgroParisTech, INRA, UMR356 Laboratoire d’Economie Forestière, 14, rue Girardet CS 14216, 54000, Nancy, France Abstract: This paper reminds the historical context of the development of the European framework for forest accounting and claims