All published articles Archive

21 Jun 2022

Long-term and large-scale Quercus petraea population survey conducted in provenance tests installed in France

Key message Provenance tests are invaluable resources in forest genetics and ecology. They were originally established for seed sourcing research, but they are now also used for monitoring and predicting population responses to environmental changes. They have
8 Jun 2022

Estimating gap age using tree-ring width in combination with carbon isotope discrimination in a temperate forest, Northeast China

Key message The accuracy of gap age estimation can be improved from 5–6 to 2 years by analyzing the annual width and carbon isotope discrimination of the rings of gap-surrounding trees. Keywords Canopy opening; Gap formation; Tree
8 Jun 2022

Nitrogen deposition causes eutrophication in bryophyte communities in central and northern European forests

Key message Our results indicate that nitrogen deposition is likely to adversely affect forest bryophyte communities, having negative impacts in terms of increased dominance of nitrophilic species at the expense of N-sensitive species and a decrease in
30 May 2022

Climate change-induced background tree mortality is exacerbated towards the warm limits of the species ranges

Key message An influence of the recent changes in temperature or rainfall was demonstrated, increasing background tree mortality rates for 2/3 of the 12 studied tree species. Climate change-induced tree mortality was exacerbated towards the warm or
17 May 2022

Closing the gap between phenotyping and genotyping: review of advanced, image-based phenotyping technologies in forestry

Key message The lack of efficient phenotyping capacities has been recognized as a bottleneck in forestry phenotyping and breeding. Modern phenotyping technologies use systems equipped with various imaging sensors to automatically collect high volume phenotypic data that
2 May 2022

Stand development stages and recruitment patterns influence fine-scale spatial genetic structure in two Patagonian Nothofagus species

Key message Nothofagus alpina (Poepp. et Endl.) Oerst. and Nothofagus obliqua (Mirb.) Oerst forests have strong fine-scale spatial genetic structures. The intensity of genetic structure patterns differed according to species, stand development stages, life stages, and spatial
25 Apr 2022

Spruce (Picea abies L.) planting leads post-clearcut bird assemblages to a novel successional pathway—a comparative study in hemiboreal mixed forests

Key message Bird assemblages in planted spruce (Picea abies L.) forests were compositionally distinct from those in naturally regenerated mixed stands. Despite rapid stand development on productive soils, even-aged silviculture cannot host most old-forest species. However, their
21 Apr 2022

Responses to defoliation of Robinia pseudoacacia L. and Sophora japonica L. are soil water condition dependent

Key message Defoliation significantly affected biomass allocation of Robinia pseudoacacia L. and Sophora japonica L., but leaf physiology readjusted to control levels at the end of the experiment. Considering carbon or sink limitation and relative height growth
20 Apr 2022

The role of wood harvest from sustainably managed forests in the carbon cycle

Key message We investigate the flux balance of managed and protected forests and the effects of using wood. – Flux parameters of CO2 uptake and respiration do not differ between managed and protected forests. – Accounting of
15 Apr 2022

Managing forest risks in uncertain times of climate change

Key message Managing forest risks in uncertain times of climate change necessitates novel and adaptive forest decision approaches. Multiple risks (biotic and abiotic) and sources of uncertainty should be identified, and their quantities over decision horizon should