25 Apr 2019

Call for submissions to AFS Special Issues

We are pleased to invite submissions of Research, Review, Data and Opinion papers to be considered for our topical collections. These collections (virtual collections) are brought together as a result of a symposium, a congress, a working group
25 Apr 2019

A general method for the classification of forest stands using species composition and vertical and horizontal structure

We present a novel approach to define pure- and mixed-forest typologies from the comparison of pairs of forest plots in terms of species identity, diameter, and height of their trees. Context Forest typologies are useful for many
24 Apr 2019

NFIWADS: the water budget, soil moisture, and drought stress indicator database for the German National Forest Inventory (NFI)

The NFIWADS database contains aggregated results for the German National Forest Inventory (NFI) plots based on process-based water balance simulations. More than 150 water budget, soil moisture, and drought stress indicators were derived for mature, closed-canopy beech
23 Apr 2019

Stand and environmental data from Pinus halepensis Mill. and Pinus sylvestris L. plantations in Spain

This data set provides valuable environmental information about Pinus halepensis and Pinus sylvestris plantations in Spain. An array of 74 physical, chemical and biochemical soil (organic horizon and 10 cm topsoil), climatic, physiographic and stand variables from
19 Apr 2019

Variability of stone pine (Pinus pinea L.) fruit traits impacting pine nut yield

Cone to pine nut yield (PY), an important commercial feature of stone pine cropping, was higher in Chile than in main producer countries. PY is highly variable along years and depends on pine nut number inside cones,
18 Apr 2019

Growth-mortality attributes and species composition determine carbon sequestration and dynamics of old stand types in the Acadian Forest of New Brunswick, Canada

We used 20 years of plot data to analyze the influence of tree growth-mortality balance and species mix on the potential of old stands to sequester carbon from the atmosphere and store carbon. The study indicated that
17 Apr 2019

The conservation status assessment of Natura 2000 forest habitats in Europe: capabilities, potentials and challenges of national forest inventories data

There is a need to improve the consistency of international information concerning the conservation status assessment of the species and habitat types in the Natura 2000 reports. National Forest Inventories could contribute towards a more objective and
16 Apr 2019

Potential of remote sensing-based forest attribute models for harmonising large-scale forest inventories on regional level: a case study in Southwest Germany

Image-based 3D information can provide metrics for forest attribute modelling that are robust within the study region. This enables transferability of predictive models to other data sets of the same region without loss of accuracy. As a
15 Apr 2019

Mapping oak shoot browning in SW Spain using online imagery as virtual prospecting tool

Oak shoot browning is spatially widespread throughout the region of Extremadura (SW Spain) following an aggregative distribution pattern, with a much higher prevalence in cork than in holm oak. Context Shoot browning is considered a potential contributing
12 Apr 2019

Nitrogen addition accelerates the nitrogen cycle in a young subtropical Cunninghamia lanceolata (Lamb.) plantation

The nitrogen (N) cycle is likely to accelerate under future climate change. Leaf δ 15 N enrichment factor is an indicator of N status in young Cunninghamia lanceolata (Lamb.) plantation ecosystems. Given that N dynamics across the