20 Nov 2017

Initial recovery of compacted soil—planting and technical treatments decrease CO2 concentrations in soil and promote root growth

The combination of technical treatments and planting of alder trees in a compacted forest soil improves the circulation of air and water through the pore system. This leads to decreases in CO2concentrations and increases in root growth
20 Nov 2017

Mixing oak and pine trees does not improve the functional response to severe drought in central French forests

Mixing sessile oak and Scots pine in central France to reduce intraspecific competition for water resources did not improve the ability of these two species to withstand severe drought during the summer. Context. In order to reduce
14 Nov 2017

Fuzzy modelling and mapping soil moisture for observed periods and climate scenarios. An alternative for dynamic modelling at the national and regional scale?

Topical collection: ICP Forests Average soil moisture was spatially modelled for observed periods and climate scenarios using a fuzzy logic approach. Accordingly, a significant decline of soil moisture until 2070 in Germany and the Kellerwald National Park
26 Oct 2017

Shrubs facilitate recruitment of Caragana stenophylla Pojark: microhabitat amelioration and protection against herbivory

Mature Caragana stenophylla shrubs facilitated intraspecific sapling establishment by two mechanisms: microhabitat amelioration and protection against herbivory. Facilitation was mediated by climate, grazing, and sapling age. Context. Pre-existing shrubs could facilitate sapling establishment of woody plants; however,
24 Oct 2017

Rasoul Yousefpour: from Guest to Associate Editor for Annals of Forest Science

Rasoul Yousefpour holds a PhD in Forestry under Climate Change (2009) and is Assistant Professor (since 2015) at the Chair of Forestry Economics and Forest Planning, University of Freiburg, Germany. His research focus is on forest climate
19 Oct 2017

Comparing morphology and physiology of southeastern US Pinus seedlings: implications for adaptation to surface fire regimes

The suite of traits expressed as seedlings by coastal and mountain longleaf pine and south Florida slash pine suggest they can survive fire in the seedling stage. In contrast, loblolly pine and typical slash pine tolerate fire
18 Oct 2017

A long-term tree-ring chronology over 796 years for silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) in Southern France

This paper presents ring width data of silver fir trees (Abies alba Mill.) from buildings and living trees from 1214 to 2009 in southeastern France. A 796-year chronology spanning the period 1214–2009 has been built. Data can
16 Oct 2017

Revised Instructions for Authors & templates are available on Springer website

  A revised version of the Instructions for Authors has been uploaded on the Springer website, along with templates (.doc) for the Title page and the Research paper.   The main updates are: Data availability statement is
5 Oct 2017

New special issue : Forest Adaptation and Restoration under Global Change !

We are launching the special issue “Forest Adaptation and Restoration under Global Change“.  This special issue will gather articles from the IUFRO Task Force Forest Adaptation and Restoration under Global Change activities, past, present and future. Our
5 Oct 2017

New special issue : Forest information for bioeconomy outlooks at European level !

We are launching the special issue Forest information for bioeconomy outlooks at European level. This special issue stems from the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress session “Building relevant, harmonised, comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date forest information for bioeconomy outlooks