Review paper Archive

31 Mar 2020

Climate change impact on future wildfire danger and activity in southern Europe: a review

Abstract Key message Wildfire danger and burnt areas should increase over the century in southern Europe, owing to climate warming. Fire-prone area expansion to the north and to Mediterranean mountains is a concern, while climate-induced burnt area
30 Mar 2020

Towards a more robust approach for the restoration of mangroves in Vietnam

Abstract Key message Globally, mangrove forests are under threat from a range of causes. They also represent a large potential form of climate mitigation and adaptation via reforestation, and this investment may contribute to restoration efforts and
12 Feb 2020

Native and non-native species for dryland afforestation: bridging ecosystem integrity and livelihood support

Key message We propose a silvicultural-ecological, participatory-based, conceptual framework to optimize the socioeconomic-ecological services provided by dryland afforestation, i.e. addressing the limited resources in arid areas while minimizing the harm to the environment. The framework applies the
21 Oct 2019

Forest-water interactions in the changing environment of south-western Australia

In a major Australian city, water supply has been decoupled from forests as a result of management and climate change. Water yield and quality are closely related to forest cover and have been manipulated through broad-scale intervention.
13 May 2019

Key lessons from resistant tree breeding programmes in the Northern Hemisphere

To inform emerging initiatives, we explored five programmes that aimed to develop trees resistant to specific pests or pathogens. These case studies show resistant tree programmes are a medium to long-term approach requiring sustained investment, and can
16 May 2018

How does economic research contribute to the management of forest ecosystem services?

Topical collection: Current issues in forest and wood science: series of reviews More and more environmental and resource economists are taking a particular interest in research on forest ecosystem services (FES), especially in a context of climate
30 Apr 2018

GIS Coop: networks of silvicultural trials for supporting forest management under changing environment

Topical collection: Mensuration and modelling for forestry in a changing environment The diversity of forest management systems and the contrasted competition level treatments applied make the experimental networks of the GIS Coop, a nationwide testing program in
15 Dec 2017

Unraveling the tripartite interactions among the woolly poplar aphid, its host tree, and their environment: a lead to improve the management of a major tree plantation pest?

Topical collection: Current issues in forest and wood science: series of reviews For an optimal deployment of poplar resistance to the gall-inducing aphid Phloeomyzus passerinii, a laboratory susceptibility assay has been developed. The nature of aphid–tree interactions
9 Mar 2017

Improving the utility, performance, and durability of wood- and bio-based composites

This paper briefly reviews the state of the art in various types of wood- and bio-based composites, summarizes recent advances, and then discusses future possibilities for improving the durability of wood- and bio-based composites. Abstract Wood can
8 Sep 2016

50 years Annals of Forest Science: Deciphering the ozone-induced changes in cellular processes: a prerequisite for ozone risk assessment at the tree and forest levels

Ozone, one of the major atmospheric pollutants, alters tree growth, mainly by decreasing carbon assimilation and allocation to stems and roots. To date, the mechanisms of O3 impact at the cellular level have been investigated mainly on