1 Sep 2020

Evaluating the accuracy of ALS-based removal estimates against actual logging data

Key message We examined the accuracy of the stand attribute data based on airborne laser scanning (ALS) provided by the Finnish Forest Centre. The precision of forest inventory data was compared for the first time with operative
1 Sep 2020

Variation in leaf anatomy, vascular traits and nanomechanical cell-wall properties among European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) provenances

Key message Structural and ultrastructural traits of leaf xylem vary among European beech ( Fagus sylvatica L.) provenances in relation to climate. High tracheary element lumen area was observed in central Europe and decreased towards the range
31 Aug 2020

Genome-wide analysis of evolution and expression profiles of NAC transcription factor gene family in Juglans regia L.

Key message NAC transcription factors may play important roles in the biological processes in Persian walnut. A total of 102 JrNAC s were identified in Persian walnut. The conserved domains, transcriptome profile, expression analysis, and interaction network
31 Aug 2020

Social sciences have so much more to bring to climate studies in forest research: a French case study

Key message Faced with wicked problems such as climate change, managers of complex forest social-ecological systems require more than experimental sciences alone. Yet, mitigation and adaptation studies underuse social sciences in forest research, as shown here with
28 Aug 2020

Tree potential growth varies more than competition among spontaneously established forest stands of pedunculate oak (Quercus robur)

Key message Analyses of dendrochronological data from 15 recently established tablished stands of pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.) revealed that functions describing potential tree growth in the absence of neighbours varied more between stands than functions describing
28 Aug 2020

Morphological variation of fine root systems and leaves in primary and secondary tropical forests of Hainan Island, China

Key message In older, unlogged rainforest of Hainan Island, China, leaves of saplings were larger, and fine root systems of saplings were thicker with fewer root tips than in historically logged areas. These results were consistent among
28 Aug 2020

Recruitment of a genotyped Quercus robur L. seedling cohort in an expanding oak forest stand: diversity, dispersal, and performance across habitats

Key message Few studies have linked the origin of dispersed tree seeds with their post-dispersal fate. We show that habitat-dependent mortality in a pedunculate oak ( Quercus robur L.) seedling cohort reshapes the effective fecundity of individual
27 Aug 2020

Ancient forest statistics provide centennial perspective over the status and dynamics of forest area in France

Key message Centenary forest statistics informing major attributes of French forests were digitized, checked for consistency, and used to infer forest dynamics. Comparison to forest inventory data highlights increases in forest area and tree diversity, and substantial
31 Jul 2020

Harmonising, improving and using social and recreational data in National Forest Inventories across Europe

Key message National Forest Inventories (NFIs) hold promise for monitoring and valuing of non-productive forest functions, including social and recreational services. European countries use a range of methods to collect social and recreational information within their NFI
30 Jul 2020

Sample strategies for bias correction of regional LiDAR-assisted forest inventory Estimates on small woodlots

Key message This study presents an easy-to-apply variable probability sample design that is an efficient and cost-effective method to correct for local bias in regional LiDAR-assisted forest inventory estimates. This design is especially useful for small woodlot