All published articles Archive

21 Oct 2019

Forest-water interactions in the changing environment of south-western Australia

In a major Australian city, water supply has been decoupled from forests as a result of management and climate change. Water yield and quality are closely related to forest cover and have been manipulated through broad-scale intervention.
18 Oct 2019

Knowing is not enough: exploring the missing link between climate change knowledge and action of German forest owners and managers

Adaptation to climate change is a complex but urgent task in forest management; however, a lack of action is widely reported. This study shows that adaptive action on both stand and business levels is missing in forest
19 Sep 2019

Precipitation mediates the temporal dynamics of net primary productivity and precipitation use efficiency in China’s northern and southern forests

Precipitation mediates the dynamic of net primary productivity and precipitation use efficiency across the North-South Transect forests of China, which may result from an increase of productivity in warm temperate deciduous broad-leaved forests or a decrease of
30 Aug 2019

Polyculture affects biomass production of component species but not total standing biomass and soil carbon stocks in a temperate forest plantation

Over-yielding of stand biomass did not occur in a tree polyculture comprised of Betula pendula, Alnus glutinosa and Fagus sylvatica selected for contrasting traits. This was due to antagonistic interactions between the component species. Fine root dynamics
29 Aug 2019

Fire activity and burned forest lands decreased during the last three decades in Spain

Fire activity has decreased in the last decades in Spain as a whole and in most provinces. However, fire risk factors have increased. Wildfires are burning preferentially treeless areas. Flammable pine areas burn less, while the less
28 Aug 2019

Phenology of wood formation in larch (Larix decidua Mill.) trees growing along a 1000-m elevation gradient in the French Southern Alps

Spring temperature increase is the main driver of larch tree wood formation onset along a 1000-m elevation gradient in the Southern Alps, while its cessation is more probably controlled by water stress at the lowest elevation and
27 Aug 2019

Stem cycle analyses help decipher the nonlinear response of trees to concurrent warming and drought

High-resolution analysis of stem radius variation can quantify the impact of warming and drought on stem water balance and stem growth in black spruce [ Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P.)]. Drought affected plant water status and stem growth.
26 Aug 2019

Scaling-up individual-level allometric equations to predict stand-level fuel loading in Mediterranean shrublands

Allometric biomass equations developed for individual shrubs can be applied to estimate shrubland fuels from measurements of cover and average height by species. Context Shrubs are a major component of surface fuels in many fire-prone ecosystems. Shrub
20 Aug 2019

Long-term loblolly pine land use reduces methane and net greenhouse gas emissions in a subtropical Cambisol, despite increasing nitrous oxide

In loblolly pine land use of 17–32 years following forest clearing, CH4 consumption and N2O emission diminished by 17 years, due to high soil moisture (~ 80% WFPS, N2O into N2 ), but increased by 32 years, where
16 Aug 2019

Climate has a larger effect than stand basal area on wood density in Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum in the southwestern USA

Stand basal area of ponderosa pine ( Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum Engelm.) in the US Southwest has little effect on the density of the wood produced, but climatic fluctuations have a strong effect. Wood density increases during