Editor’s choice Archive

16 May 2019

Opportunities and challenges for an Indonesian forest monitoring network

Permanent sampling plots (PSPs) are a powerful and reliable methodology to help our understanding of the diversity and dynamics of tropical forests. Based on the current inventory of PSPs in Indonesia, there is high potential to establish
10 May 2019

Implementing forest landscape restoration under the Bonn Challenge: a systematic approach

There is no one-size-fits-all way to successfully implement forest landscape restoration (FLR). Complex socio-ecological systems present challenges and opportunities that can best be met with a systematic framework for designing, planning, steering, and monitoring FLR projects to
9 May 2019

On the need to consider wood formation processes in global vegetation models and a suggested approach

Dynamic global vegetation models are key tools for interpreting and forecasting the responses of terrestrial ecosystems to climatic variation and other drivers. They estimate plant growth as the outcome of the supply of carbon through photosynthesis. However,
7 May 2019

Forest adaptation to climate change—is non-management an option?

Climate change is posing a considerable challenge to foresters. The intensity of required adaptive measures and the relevance of old-growth forests as benchmark for managed forests are debated. Forest managers need to make decisions on stand treatment
23 Dec 2018

The recurrent evolution of extremely resistant xylem

Highly resistant xylem has evolved multiple times over the past 400 million years. Scott A M MacAdam & Amanda A Cardoso Water is transported under tension in xylem and consequently is vulnerable to invasion by air and
9 Jul 2017


The dataset provides an exhaustive tree inventory with forest mensuration and spatial location carried out in 54 plots sampled in 45- to 55-year-old black pine plantations, located in two areas of Tuscany (central Italy). Forest mensuration includes
26 Jun 2017

Volume 74, Issue 2, June 2017 is available

REVIEW PAPERS Adopting robust decision-making to forest management under climate change Topical collection :Risk Analysis Naomi Radke, Rasoul Yousefpour, Roderich von Detten, Stefan Reifenberg, Marc Hanewinkel  » Abstract A critical analysis of methods for rapid and nondestructive
12 Feb 2017

Primordium initiation drives tree growth: Opinion paper by Ronald M Lanner

I have become increasingly convinced that this cycle is an entity so well integrated that it seems hardly possible to investigate or survey any of its parts successfully if they are separated from the whole (Sarvas 1974,
7 Jan 2017

SECOND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for a special issue “CAQSIS” in Annals of Forest Science

By Céline Méredieu, Francis Colin & François de Coligny, moderators of the CAQSIS network, Inra and CIRAD. During the last CAQSIS meeting in Montpellier (November 2016) we told the participants we would propose to the editors of
29 Dec 2016

December 2016 Issue

THEMATIC ISSUE LETTER TO THE EDITOR Editorial: “Forest Inventories at the European level” Jean Michel Leban, Jean-Daniel Bontemps REVIEW PAPERS The role of European National Forest Inventories for international forestry reporting Claude Vidal, Iciar Alberdi, John Redmond, Martin Vestman, Adrian Lanz, Klemens Schadauer Comparison of methods