During an N-deposition simulation experiment, we showed that low to medium addition of N had beneficial effects on growth and photosynthetic rates of Fraxinus mandshurica Rupr. seedlings, while beyond a threshold of 80 kg N ha−1 year−1,
Six structural diversity indices were calculated from the German 2002 and 2012 National Forest Inventory (NFI) data. We found a slight trend of increasing structural diversity in German forests both for broadleaved and coniferous stand types. The
Topical collection: Current issues in forest and wood science: series of reviews For an optimal deployment of poplar resistance to the gall-inducing aphid Phloeomyzus passerinii, a laboratory susceptibility assay has been developed. The nature of aphid–tree interactions
Silver fir transplantations along elevational gradients revealed a high diversity but no local adaptation. Populations displayed similar abilities to adapt to new environments including those due to climate change. Context. The sustainability of forest stands depends on
The changes in the relative biomass allocation to roots in juvenile stands of fast-growing (Leucaena leucocephala Lam., Moringa oleifera Lam., and Jatropha curcas L.) and slow-growing (Anacardium occidentale L. and Parkia biglobosa Jacq.) afforestation species are driven
Benoit Marçais did a PhD (1992) on epidemiology of Phytophthora cinnamomi, a fungus causing oak canker. He is now Research director on the epidemiology of fungal diseases affecting trees in forests and natural ecosystems.