Special issue/Topical collection Archive

5 Nov 2019

Survival of Douglas-fir provenances in Austria: site-specific late and early frost events are more important than provenance origin

Autumn and spring frost events caused wide variation in the survival of juvenile Douglas-fir in Austrian forest sites located in the transition zone from Atlantic to continental climate. Survival rate can be optimized by planting provenances originating
28 Oct 2019

Monoterpene emission of Quercus suber L. highly infested by Cerambyx welensii Küster

Cork oaks highly infested by Cerambyx welensii emit an amount of limonene at dusk, when C. welensii adults become active. In contrast, emissions by neighboring cork oaks free of C. welensii are dominated by pinene-type compounds. Context
25 Oct 2019

Phosphorus availability in relation to soil properties and forest productivity in Pinus sylvestris L. plantations

Pinus sylvestris L. productivity in Spanish plantations is driven by P availability, which, in turn, is determined by the activity of soil microorganisms, responsible for inorganic P solubilization; Fe and Al contents, responsible for P retention; and
24 Oct 2019

Increasing radial and latewood growth rates of Larix cajanderi Mayr. and Pinus sylvestris L. in the continuous permafrost zone in Central Yakutia (Russia)

Annual radial growth and latewood formation increase during the period 1966–2015 in Larix cajanderi Mayr. and Pinus sylvestris L. along a latitudinal gradient on Siberian permafrost. Warmer temperatures and precipitation at the onset of the growth season
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
16 Oct 2019

New special issue: Impacts of natural disturbances on forest ecosystems under climate change: large-scale analysis and modelling

We are launching the special issue “Impacts of natural disturbances on forest ecosystems under climate change: large-scale analysis and modelling” Forest ecosystems play a key role in ensuring Earth’s climate stability by storing large amounts of carbon
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.
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