11 Apr 2022

Temperature and precipitation affect seasonal changes in mite communities (Acari: Mesostigmata) in decomposing litter of broadleaved and coniferous temperate tree species

Key message We identified the effect of microclimatic conditions on soil mite communities (Mesostigmata) during the decomposition of broadleaved and coniferous litter. The abundance, species richness, and diversity of mite communities decreased from spring to autumn regardless
5 Apr 2022

Climate and ungulate browsing impair regeneration dynamics in spruce-fir-beech forests in the French Alps

Key message Different components of water balance and temperature reduce density and height growth of saplings of Picea abies (L.) H. Karst (Norway spruce), Abies alba Mill. (silver fir) and Fagus sylvatica L. (European beech) in mixed
5 Apr 2022

No carbon shortage in declining trees of the isohydric species Araucaria araucana (Molina) K. Koch under drought

Key message At the sixth and seventh years of a drought event in south of Chile, non-structural carbohydrate (NSC) concentrations were similar between healthy and unhealthy trees of Araucaria araucana (Molina) K. Koch, and growth did not
4 Apr 2022

Development of a segregation method to sort fast-grown Eucalyptus nitens (H. Deane & Maiden) Maiden plantation trees and logs for higher quality structural timber products

Key message A method to segregate trees and logs of planted Eucalyptus nitens (H. Deane & Maiden) Maiden has been developed, showing that accounting for wood quality during the process of segregation and sorting of timber resources
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
21 Mar 2022

Rapid publication vs. scientific quality of papers published in Annals of Forest Science: how do we handle this apparent contradiction?

by Erwin Dreyer, Chief Editor of Annals of Forest Science Nancy, March 19, 2022. 1.      Introduction Speed of publication has become a major expectation for authors and therefore a challenge for many journals. Indeed, authors expect timely
11 Feb 2022

Call for a new AFS Topical Collection: Advances in the understanding of the pine wilt disease and in its management strategy

Editors : Christelle ROBINET (INRAE), Géraldine ROUX (Univ. Orléans) Hervé JACTEL, Philippe CASTAGNONE (INRAE) ; Xavier TASSUS (ANSES) ; Luis BONIFACIO (INIAV) ; Hyerim HAN (NIFoS) ; Katsunori NAKAMURA (FFPRI). Scope : The pine wood nematode, Bursaphelenchus
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