16 May 2018

Adaptive measures: integrating adaptive forest management and forest landscape restoration

Topical collection: Forest Adaptation and Restoration under Global Change Adaptive Forest Management and Forest Landscape Restoration do not contradict – ecosystem integrity and health are benefits and central goals in both concepts, and thus can be integrated.
16 May 2018

Natural conifer regeneration patterns in temperate forests across the Inland Northwest, USA

Natural regeneration patterns of conifer species were studied. Seedling regeneration follows patterns responding to stand structure and site condition factors along shade and drought tolerance gradients. Our findings can assist in adaptive forest management for maintaining sustainable
16 May 2018

How does economic research contribute to the management of forest ecosystem services?

Topical collection: Current issues in forest and wood science: series of reviews More and more environmental and resource economists are taking a particular interest in research on forest ecosystem services (FES), especially in a context of climate
16 May 2018

Radial growth of Cinnamomum kanehirae Hayata displays a larger temperature sensitivity in dominant than codominant trees

The radial wood growth curves of Cinnamomum kanehirae Hayata (an endangered species of subtropical Taiwan) exhibit an S shape. The dominant trees displayed a larger radial growth than the codominant trees, and their growth was more sensitive
4 May 2018

Climate, plant organs and species control dissolved nitrogen and phosphorus in fresh litter in a subalpine forest on the eastern Tibetan Plateau

Fresh litter contains a higher concentration of dissolved phosphorus (DP) than dissolved nitrogen (DN), which implies a more efficient DN transformation or reabsorption in the subalpine forest on the eastern Tibetan Plateau. Both DN and DP concentrations
30 Apr 2018

A dataset of leaf inclination angles for temperate and boreal broadleaf woody species

Knowledge about leaf inclination angle distribution is essential for determining the radiation transmission within vegetation canopies and to indirectly quantify canopy attributes such as leaf area index and G-function. For this purpose, we measured and compiled an
30 Apr 2018

Consistent set of additive biomass functions for eight tree species in Germany fit by nonlinear seemingly unrelated regression

Biomass functions are relevant for an easy and quick estimation of tree biomass. Nevertheless, additive biomass functions for different species and different components have not been published for the area of Germany, yet. Now, we present a
30 Apr 2018

GIS Coop: networks of silvicultural trials for supporting forest management under changing environment

Topical collection: Mensuration and modelling for forestry in a changing environment The diversity of forest management systems and the contrasted competition level treatments applied make the experimental networks of the GIS Coop, a nationwide testing program in
30 Apr 2018

Plastic response of four maritime pine (Pinus pinaster Aiton) families to controlled soil water deficit

Topical collection: Mediterranean Pines Separating the internal (ontogenetic) and external (environmental) components of maritime pine development during controlled soil water deficit helps to highlight the plastic response. The adjusted measurements reveal significant differences between families for their
4 Apr 2018

Climate, tree masting and spatial behaviour in wild boar (Sus scrofa L.): insight from a long-term study

Climate factors affect seed biomass production which in turn influences autumn wild boar spatial behaviour. Adaptive management strategies require an understanding of both masting and its influence on the behaviour of pulsed resource consumers like wild boar.