Research paper Archive

27 Oct 2020

Improving aboveground biomass estimates by taking into account density variations between tree components

Key message Strong density differences were observed between stem wood at 1.30 m and other tree components (stem wood, stem bark, knots, branch stumps and branches). The difference, up to 40% depending on the component, should be
14 Oct 2020

Extended xylogenesis and stem biomass production in Juniperus przewalskii Kom. during extreme late-season climatic events

Key message Late-season extreme climatic events induced variations in wood density and extended growth for more than a month in 2016 in Juniperus przewalskii Kom. growing on the Northeastern Tibetan Plateau, suggesting extraordinary growth resilience of the
13 Oct 2020

Unprecedented pluri-decennial increase in the growing stock of French forests is persistent and dominated by private broadleaved forests

Key message French forests exhibit the fastest relative changes across Europe. Growing stock increases faster than area, and is greatest in low-stocked private broadleaved forests. Past areal increases and current GS levels show positive effects on GS
12 Oct 2020

The utility of fused airborne laser scanning and multispectral data for improved wind damage risk assessment over a managed forest landscape in Finland

Key message The potential of airborne laser scanning (ALS) and multispectral remote sensing data to aid in generating improved wind damage risk maps over large forested areas is demonstrated. This article outlines a framework to generate such
12 Oct 2020

Climate-growth relationships for Aspidosperma tomentosum Mart. in South American tropical dry forests

Key message The precise demarcation and cross-dating of tree rings in Aspidosperma tomentosum Mart., a valuable timber species in the tropical dry forests of South America, were used to develop the first well-replicated chronology covering the period
9 Oct 2020

Modeling forest site productivity using climate data and topographic imagery in Pinus elliottii plantations of central Argentina

Key message To be useful for silvicultural and forest management practices, the models of Site Index (SI) should be based on accessible predictor variables. In this study, we used spatially explicit data obtained from digital elevation models
2 Oct 2020

Competition overrides climate as trigger of growth decline in a mixed Fagaceae Mediterranean rear-edge forest

Key message In recent decades, there has been a decline in growth in a rear-edge broadleaf forest of Fagus sylvatica, Quercus petraea, and Quercus pyrenaica. Although temperatures have been rising due to climate change, the observed decline
29 Sep 2020

A meta-analysis of changes in soil organic carbon stocks after afforestation with deciduous broadleaved, sempervirent broadleaved, and conifer tree species

Key message Different tree species have dissimilar capacities to sequester soil organic carbon (SOC). Deciduous broadleaved trees show the most stable increase in SOC stock after afforestation than other tree species, while sempervirent conifer trees show the
29 Sep 2020

First evidence for allotriploid hybrids between Juniperus thurifera and J. sabina in a sympatric area in the French Alps

Key message Discovery of the first case of allotriploid juniper in a wild population in the French Alps where the parental species occurs in sympatry. Abstract Context Interspecific hybridization and polyploidy are important evolutionary phenomena in vascular
15 Sep 2020

Assessing selected microhabitat types on living trees in Oriental beech (Fagus orientalis L.) dominated forests in Iran

Key message On the selected sites in the investigated Oriental beech ( Fagus orientalis L.) dominated forests in Iran with an extensive individual tree selection system, tree microhabitats (MH) are more influenced by tree level factors such