18 Oct 2018

Inra seeks a Managing Editor for Annals of Forest Science journal

L’Inra recherche un (une) Editeur (Editrice) CDD d’un an sur le Centre Inra « Grand Est Nancy » à Champenoux (54280 – Meurthe et Moselle). L’Inra recherche un (une) Editeur (Editrice) pour la revue scientifique « Annals of Forest Science ».
17 Oct 2018

Structural and compositional dynamics of strictly protected woodland communities with silvicultural implications, using Białowieża Forest as an example

Long-term strict protection of woodland communities may lead to their compositional simplification and homogenisation. Context In the past, it has often been postulated that structures and processes typical for natural forests should be mimicked by silvicultural activities
17 Oct 2018

Geometric morphometric analyses of leaf shapes in two sympatric Chinese oaks: Quercus dentata Thunberg and Quercus aliena Blume (Fagaceae)

Geometric morphometric analyses (GMMs) of the leaf shape can distinguish two congeneric oak species Quercus dentata Thunberg and Quercus aliena Blume in sympatric areas. Context High genetic and morphological variation in different Quercus species hinder efforts to
14 Sep 2018

An inconvenient truth about xylem resistance to embolism in the model species for refilling Laurus nobilis L.

Direct, non-invasive X-ray microtomography and optical technique observations applied in stems and leaves of intact seedlings revealed that laurel is highly resistant to drought-induced xylem embolism. Contrary to what has been brought forward, daily cycles of embolism
5 Sep 2018

Seed mass predicts migration lag of European trees

We reanalysed a dataset of tree distribution ranges in Europe to identify which plant traits best explain migration potential in woody species. Contrary to our intuition that tree longevity would best explain the ability of trees to
5 Sep 2018

Similar carbon density of natural and planted forests in the Lüliang Mountains, China

The carbon density was not different between natural and planted forests, while the biomass carbon density was greater in natural forests than in planted forests. The difference is due primarily to the larger carbon density in the
23 Aug 2018

Genetic variation in susceptibility to pine wilt disease of maritime pine (Pinus pinaster Aiton) half-sib families

Topical collection: Mediterranean Pines This paper presents a greenhouse study for assessing the genetic variation in maritime pine (Pinus pinaster Aiton) in response to pinewood nematode (Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (Steiner et Buhren) Nickle), which is a causal agent
22 Aug 2018

The onset of hazel wood formation in Norway spruce (Picea abies [L.] Karst.) stems

Fungal infection was outlined as a potential reason for the onset of indented annual growth ring formation during the juvenile phase of hazel wood growth. Annual growth ring indentations resulted from the formation of disturbed zones which
21 Aug 2018

Demographic strategies of a dominant tree species in response to logging in a degraded subtropical forest in Southeast China

The demography of pioneer tree species (Pinus massoniana Lamb.) is significantly affected by logging in Southeast China. Logging negatively affects the population growth rate of P. massoniana, which facilitates the growth of individual trees but has no
17 Aug 2018

Future management options for cembran pine forests close to the alpine timberline

Topical collection: Forest Adaptation and Restoration under Global Change High-elevation forests in the Alps protect infrastructure and human lives against natural hazards such as rockfall, flooding, and avalanches. Routinely performed silvicultural interventions maintain the required stand structure