Review paper Archive

30 Apr 2021

The relationship between plant growth and water consumption: a history from the classical four elements to modern stable isotopes

Key message The history of the relationship between plant growth and water consumption is retraced by following the progression of scientific thought through the centuries: from a purely philosophical question, to conceptual and methodological developments, towards a
15 Apr 2021

Multi-attribute decision making and geographic information systems: potential tools for evaluating forest ecosystem services

Key message Due to social and environmental changes over the last decade, managers use multi-attribute decision-making techniques and geographic information systems to support participatory planning. Several studies have indicated that the combined use improves forest planning by
13 Apr 2021

Interaction of drought and frost in tree ecophysiology: rethinking the timing of risks

Key message The increase in climate variability is likely to generate an increased occurrence of both frost-induced and drought-induced damages on perennial plants. We examined how these stress factors can potentially interact and would subsequently affect the
28 Jan 2021

Ecological insights into the coexistence of dormancy and desiccation-sensitivity in Arecaceae species

Key message Mechanisms controlling germination of > 2600 Arecaceae species adapted to the tropical forests are not clearly understood. This contribution underpins the notion that the coexistence of dormancy and desiccation sensitivity in some Arecaceae species could significantly
16 Oct 2020

On the knowns and unknowns of natural regeneration of silviculturally managed sessile oak (Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl.) forests—a literature review

Key message This literature review identified the main factors for the success of different silvicultural approaches to regenerate sessile oak naturally and unveiled at the same time important knowledge gaps. Most previous studies were only short-term and
9 Sep 2020

Development of improved and comprehensive growth and yield models for genetically improved stands

Key message This synthesis of the literature on incorporation of genetic gain into growth and yield models reveals a fundamental challenge associated with the rapid progress in genetics and breeding and limited empirical data on improved stands.
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.