Research paper Archive

20 Dec 2019

Effects of elevated temperature and CO2 concentration on floral development and sex differentiation in Morus alba L.

Elevated temperature, elevated CO2 concentration, and their combination significantly promoted the number and biomass of female mulberry (Morus alba L.) flowers, but the opposite is true for males. This paper demonstrates that male mulberry trees would suffer
19 Dec 2019

Leaf functional traits predict cloud forest tree seedling survival along an elevation gradient

Cloud forest tree seedlings of higher leaf mass to area ratio and leaf dry matter content displayed higher survival along an elevation gradient in the forest understorey. Phenotypic plasticity in leaf functional traits was not related to
18 Dec 2019

Decline of large-diameter trees in a bamboo-dominated forest following anthropogenic disturbances in southwestern Amazonia

Reduction in the aboveground biomass of larger trees is the main consequence of disturbances in open forests dominated by bamboo. Because these trees are of central importance both for ecosystem function and for the economic value of
16 Dec 2019

Secondary disturbances of low and moderate severity drive the dynamics of eastern Canadian boreal old-growth forests

Both low- and moderate-severity secondary disturbances are drivers of eastern Canadian boreal old-growth forests dynamics. Moderate-severity disturbances reflect mainly spruce budworm outbreaks. Low-severity disturbances are produced by both spruce budworm outbreaks and random events such as windthrow.
13 Dec 2019

Contributions of bark and tension wood and role of the G-layer lignification in the gravitropic movements of 21 tropical tree species

Gravitropic movements in angiosperm woody stems are achieved through the action of bark and/or wood motor, depending on the bark and wood fibre anatomy (with trellis structure or not; with G-layers or not). Bark motor is as
21 Nov 2019

Litter chemical quality strongly affects forest floor microbial groups and ecoenzymatic stoichiometry in the subalpine forest

Litter chemical quality regulates the distinct composition of the main microbial groups and ecoenzymatic stoichiometry. Microbes in spruce ( Picea asperata Mast.) and fir ( Abies faxoniana Rehd.) rather than birch ( Betula platyphylla Suk.) and rhododendron
19 Nov 2019

Proteomic analysis of black poplar (Populus nigra L.) seed storability

Adequate storability of black poplar ( Populus nigra L.) seeds at temperatures below 0 °C was associated with preservation of proteins of energy and carbohydrate metabolism, protein turnover, and proteins maintaining long-term stability of dehydrated tissue. Context
15 Nov 2019

How does wood mobilization depend on marketing decisions? A country comparison based on choice experiments

There is no one-size-fits-all policy instrument to enhance wood mobilization. The success of implementing such policy measures can vary among countries and regions depending on the specific structural and institutional conditions as well as on behavioural aspects
7 Nov 2019

Impact of deadwood decomposition on soil organic carbon sequestration in Estonian and Polish forests

The deadwood of different tree species with different decomposition rates affects soil organic carbon sequestration in Estonian and Polish forests. In warmer conditions (Poland), the deadwood decomposition process had a higher rate than in cooler Estonian forests.
6 Nov 2019

Predicting growth and habitat responses of Ginkgo biloba L. to climate change

We developed a climatic response function using 20-year tree height observed from 45 Ginkgo biloba plantations in China and used it to predict the growth and habitat responses to anticipated climate change. We projected northward and upward