Open Access Archive

29 Jul 2021

Trunk perimeter correlates with genetic bottleneck intensity and the level of genetic diversity in populations of Taxus baccata L

Key message Taxus baccata remnants established recently tend to contribute less to the species’ overall genetic variation than historical populations because they are subjected to a greater impact of the founder effect and genetic isolation. As tree
15 Jun 2021

SurEau: a mechanistic model of plant water relations under extreme drought

Key message A new process-based model, SurEau , is described. It predicts the risk of xylem hydraulic failure under drought. Abstract Context The increase in drought intensity due to climate change will accentuate the risk of tree
18 May 2021

Timber volume estimation based on airborne laser scanning — comparing the use of national forest inventory and forest management inventory data

Key message Large-scale forest resource maps based on national forest inventory (NFI) data and airborne laser scanning may facilitate synergies between NFIs and forest management inventories (FMIs). A comparison of models used in such a NFI-based map
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
23 Apr 2021

Diversity and composition of moss guilds on uprooted trees in Central European mountain forests: effects of uprooting components and environmental variables

Key message The size of the structural components of the root–pit–mound complex was crucial for high moss species richness. Root plates, pits, and mounds were similar in terms of moss species composition, which was mostly determined by
22 Apr 2021

Live fuel moisture content time series in Catalonia since 1998

Key message We present a structured and curated database covering 21 years of LFMC measurements in the Catalan region, along with an associated R package to manage updates and facilitate quality processing and visualisation. The data set
21 Apr 2021

A genomic dataset of single‐nucleotide polymorphisms generated by ddRAD tag sequencing in Q. petraea (Matt.) Liebl. populations from Central-Eastern Europe and Balkan Peninsula

Key message This genomic dataset provides highly variable SNP markers from georeferenced natural Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl. populations collected in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo* and Albania. These SNP loci can be used to
26 Mar 2021

Characterization of mixed and monospecific stands of Scots pine and Maritime pine: soil profile, physiography, climate and vegetation cover data

Key message This document provides valuable environmental information about a triplets’ essay of Scots pine and Maritime pine in Spain. The dataset characterizes the soil profile (physicochemical parameters of organic and mineral horizons), climate, physiography, understory and
24 Mar 2021

Provisioning forest and conservation science with high-resolution maps of potential distribution of major European tree species under climate change

Key message We developed a dataset of the potential distribution of seven ecologically and economically important tree species of Europe in terms of their climatic suitability with an ensemble approach while accounting for uncertainty due to model
1 Mar 2021

Number and height of unbrowsed saplings are more appropriate than the proportion of browsed saplings for predicting silvicultural regeneration success

Key message The browsing level of oak (Quercus petraea and Quercus robur) and fir (Abies alba) provided only a rough estimate of the expected regeneration success. Thus, it cannot be recommended as a standard measurement to predict