Research paper Archive

31 Mar 2022

Altitude is a better predictor of the habitat requirements of epixylic bryophytes and lichens than the presence of coarse woody debris in mountain forests: a study in Poland

Key message In order to preserve the continuity of epiphytic and epixylic cryptogamic flora, two things are essential: maintaining the near-natural character of a forest community in relation to the montane zonation and more sustainable forest management
31 Mar 2022

Potential of using surface temperature data to benchmark Sentinel-2-based forest phenometrics in boreal Finland

Key message We present a new approach to calibrate timings of phenological events from satellite data (e.g., Sentinel-2 MSI data) with readily available surface temperature data. The new approach improves the estimation of growing season length in
22 Mar 2022

Measuring xylem hydraulic vulnerability for long-vessel species: an improved methodology with the flow centrifugation technique

Key message Recent improvements to cavitron setup enable to measure xylem vulnerability curves for an expanded number of plant species, with longer vessels or lower hydraulic conductivity. Keywords Drought resistance; Plant hydraulic; Vulnerability curve; Cavitron; Method Publication
7 Jan 2022

Modelling bark volume for six commercially important tree species in France: assessment of models and application at regional scale

Key message A set of models of bark thickness at breast height and bark volume are now available for six species in France. A common model suitable for predicting bark volume was proposed for all species. A
6 Jan 2022

Localized neighborhood species mingling is correlated with individual tree size inequality in natural forests in South China

Key message We identified the significant spatial relationships between tree species mingling and size inequality in various species-rich natural forests in South China. Forest communities with low species mingling, or segregation of heterospecific trees, exhibited increased segregation
5 Jan 2022

Mapping tropical forest trees across large areas with lightweight cost-effective terrestrial laser scanning

Key message We used lightweight terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) to detect over 3000 stems per hectare across a 12-ha permanent forest plot in French Guiana, 81% of them < 10 cm in trunk diameter. This method retrieved 85% of
5 Jan 2022

Methods for separating orchards from forest using airborne LiDAR

Key message The aim of the study was to distinguish orchards from other lands with forest vegetation based on the data from airborne laser scanning. The methods based on granulometry provided better results than the pattern analysis.
15 Dec 2021

Prescribed burning as a cost-effective way to address climate change and forest management in Mediterranean countries

Key message As climate change and forest management become the focus of various development agendas and the price of carbon rises in the market, the need for improving carbon sequestration and avoiding wildfires emissions increases. Prescribed burning
8 Dec 2021

Short-term stem diameter variations in irrigated and non-irrigated stone pine (Pinus pinea L.) trees in a xeric non-native environment

Key message Irrigation of adult stone pine trees growing in a xeric non-native habitat had positive effects not only in stem diameter growth but also in tree response to climatic variability. Abstract Context Stone pine is a
7 Dec 2021

Shrub richness is primarily driven by climate conditions in Southwestern European woodlands

Key message The shrub species richness in Spanish forests is mainly linked to climatic variables and the importance of the groups of variables scarcely differs among forest types. Forest surrounding the Mediterranean Basin exhibit the highest levels