9 Jul 2017

A SPATIAL DATASET OF FOREST MENSURATION COLLECTED IN BLACK PINE PLANTATIONS IN CENTRAL ITALY

The dataset provides an exhaustive tree inventory with forest mensuration and spatial location carried out in 54 plots sampled in 45- to 55-year-old black pine plantations, located in two areas of Tuscany (central Italy). Forest mensuration includes
26 Jun 2017

Volume 74, Issue 2, June 2017 is available

REVIEW PAPERS Adopting robust decision-making to forest management under climate change Topical collection :Risk Analysis Naomi Radke, Rasoul Yousefpour, Roderich von Detten, Stefan Reifenberg, Marc Hanewinkel  » Abstract A critical analysis of methods for rapid and nondestructive
14 Jun 2017

Paulo Fernandes joins Annals of Forest Science as a new Associate Editor

Paulo Fernandes holds a PhD in Forest Sciences (2003) and is Associate Professor (since 2013) at the Forest Sciences and Landscape Architecture Department of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) in Vila Real, Portugal, and researcher at
4 Jun 2017

A non-stochastic portfolio model for optimizing the transformation of an even-aged forest stand to continuous cover forestry when information about return fluctuation is incomplete

Non-stochastic portfolio optimization of forest stands provides a good alternative to stochastic mean-variance optimization when available statistical data is incomplete. The suggested approach has a theoretical background in the areas of robust optimization, continuous multicriteria decision-making, and
4 Jun 2017

Xylem traits in European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) display a large plasticity in response to canopy release

The position of trees in the canopy impacts xylem structure and its inter-annual variation. After canopy release, the increase in the hydraulic conductivity of growth rings was driven by an increase in radial growth in large trees,
16 May 2017

Aurore Coince is the new Managing Editor for Annals of Forest Science

Aurore obtained her PhD in Plant and Forest Biology in 2013 from Université de Lorraine, France. She conducted her research at Inra in the field of forest microbial ecology. She returns to Inra Grand Est-Nancy after having spent
16 May 2017

Optimal sap-flux sensor allocation for stand transpiration estimates: A non-dimensional analysis

  Measuring between-tree variations in sap flux density rather than azimuthal variations should be prioritized for reliable stand transpiration estimates based on sap flux methods. Abstract Stand transpiration (E) estimated using sap flux methods includes uncertainty induced
17 Apr 2017

The effect of surface fire on tree ring growth of Pinus radiata trees

Pinus radiata trees showed significantly reduced basal area increments and increased latewood/earlywood ratios, when their stem was charred by surface fires even if no needle damage occurred. An interaction of fire damage and precipitation on growth was
17 Apr 2017

Quantifying micro-environmental variation in tropical rainforest understory at landscape scale by combining airborne LiDAR scanning and a sensor network

We combined aerial LiDAR and ground sensors to map the spatial variation in micro-environmental variables of the tropical forest understory. We show that these metrics depend on forest type and proximity to canopy gaps. Our study has
17 Apr 2017

Recent growth changes in Western European forests are driven by climate warming and structured across tree species climatic habitats

Recent growth changes (1980–2007) in Western European forests strongly vary across tree species, and range from +42% in mountain contexts to −17% in Mediterranean contexts. These changes reveal recent climate warming footprint and are structured by species’