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.
4 Apr 2018

The relative importance of soil properties and regional climate as drivers of productivity in southern Patagonia’s Nothofagus antarctica forests

Soil texture and temperature-related variables were the variables that most contributed to Nothofagus antarctica forest height in southern Patagonia. This information may be useful for improving forest management, for instance related to the establishment of silvopastoral systems
4 Apr 2018

A simple model for shrub-strata-fuel dynamics in Quercus coccifera L. communities

We model the dynamics of fuel characteristics in shrub strata dominated by Quercus coccifera L. with data gathered in available literature. The model expresses the variability of this important fire-prone fuel type thanks to yield classes, and
4 Apr 2018

Rapid and economical protocols for genomic and metagenomic DNA extraction from oak (Quercus brantii Lindl.)

Two new efficient, fast and low-cost metagenomic DNA extraction methods were developed for different Persian oak tissues (leaf, stem, root, and rhizospheric) and soil samples. Context The new “omics” studies on the genus Quercus are of importance
26 Mar 2018

New special issue : Entomological issues during forest diebacks

We are launching the topical collection “Entomological issues during forest diebacks”. This collection (virtual special issue) will gather articles about the involvement of insects in the processes of forest decline and about the outcomes of declines on
23 Mar 2018

John Moore joins Annals of Forest Science as a new Associate Editor

  John Moore received a B.E. (Hons) in forestry from the University of Canterbury (1994) and a PhD in forest resources from Oregon State University (2002). John is a senior scientist in the Forest Systems team at
23 Mar 2018

Meteorological data series from Swiss long-term forest ecosystem research plots since 1997

This paper describes meteorological measurements collected since 1997 at 16 ICP Forests Level II sites across the complex topography of Switzerland, both under the canopy and in the open-field nearby. The data offer detailed comparisons of deciduous,
23 Mar 2018

The dynamics of carbon accumulation in Eucalyptus and Acacia plantations in the Pearl River delta region

Plantation type and age strongly influence the quantity of carbon stored in forest ecosystems. The marked increase in total ecosystem carbon stock achieved over time by the Eucalyptus and Acacia plantations has confirmed that the afforestation of
23 Mar 2018

Comparison of teak wood properties according to forest management: short versus long rotation

Teak (Tectona grandis L.f.) is one of the most important tropical hardwood tree species, which is widely planted in Indonesia. Wood properties are strongly influenced by forest management conditioning further utilization of wood. Context In Indonesia, teak
23 Mar 2018

Shade trees and tree pruning alter throughfall and microclimate in cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) production systems

Shade trees in agroforestry systems protect the understory cocoa from climate extremes. Shade tree pruning manages microclimatic conditions in favor of cocoa production while tree diversity is maintained. Adaptation of pruning has to consider seasonal changes in