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ACS Symposium Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.189, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.79, CiteScore: 2)
Adaptation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 2.196, CiteScore: 5)
Aesthetic Surgery J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.434, CiteScore: 1)
Aesthetic Surgery J. Open Forum     Open Access  
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66, SJR: 1.869, CiteScore: 2)
Age and Ageing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 90, SJR: 1.989, CiteScore: 4)
Alcohol and Alcoholism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.376, CiteScore: 3)
American Entomologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 179, SJR: 0.467, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 2.113, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Clinical Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 187, SJR: 3.438, CiteScore: 6)
American J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 196, SJR: 2.713, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Health-System Pharmacy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 55, SJR: 0.595, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.322, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.281, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
American Law and Economics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.053, CiteScore: 1)
American Literary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.391, CiteScore: 0)
Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.038, CiteScore: 1)
Animal Frontiers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Behavioral Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.423, CiteScore: 3)
Annals of Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 1.721, CiteScore: 4)
Annals of Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55, SJR: 5.599, CiteScore: 9)
Annals of the Entomological Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.722, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Work Exposures and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.728, CiteScore: 2)
Antibody Therapeutics     Open Access  
AoB Plants     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.28, CiteScore: 3)
Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.858, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 2.987, CiteScore: 3)
Applied Mathematics Research eXpress     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.241, CiteScore: 1)
Arbitration Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Arbitration Law Reports and Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.731, CiteScore: 2)
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Arthropod Management Tests     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Astronomy & Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.146, CiteScore: 0)
Behavioral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 1.871, CiteScore: 3)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 348, SJR: 6.14, CiteScore: 8)
Biology Methods and Protocols     Hybrid Journal  
Biology of Reproduction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.446, CiteScore: 3)
Biometrika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 3.485, CiteScore: 2)
BioScience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 2.754, CiteScore: 4)
Bioscience Horizons : The National Undergraduate Research J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.146, CiteScore: 0)
Biostatistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.553, CiteScore: 2)
BJA : British J. of Anaesthesia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 189, SJR: 2.115, CiteScore: 3)
BJA Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
Brain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70, SJR: 5.858, CiteScore: 7)
Briefings in Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 2.505, CiteScore: 5)
Briefings in Functional Genomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.15, CiteScore: 3)
British J. for the Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 2.161, CiteScore: 2)
British J. of Aesthetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.508, CiteScore: 1)
British J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 603, SJR: 1.828, CiteScore: 3)
British J. of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 86, SJR: 1.019, CiteScore: 2)
British Medical Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.355, CiteScore: 3)
British Yearbook of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.376, CiteScore: 1)
Cambridge J. of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71, SJR: 0.764, CiteScore: 2)
Cambridge J. of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 2.438, CiteScore: 4)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.104, CiteScore: 0)
Capital Markets Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.222, CiteScore: 0)
Carcinogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 2.135, CiteScore: 5)
Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 3.002, CiteScore: 5)
Cerebral Cortex     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52, SJR: 3.892, CiteScore: 6)
CESifo Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.483, CiteScore: 1)
Chemical Senses     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.42, CiteScore: 3)
Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.246, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.412, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.329, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Intl. Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.392, CiteScore: 2)
Christian Bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.183, CiteScore: 0)
Classical Receptions J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Clean Energy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70, SJR: 5.051, CiteScore: 5)
Communication Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 2.424, CiteScore: 3)
Communication, Culture & Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.222, CiteScore: 1)
Community Development J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.268, CiteScore: 1)
Computer J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.319, CiteScore: 1)
Conservation Physiology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.818, CiteScore: 3)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.121, CiteScore: 0)
Contributions to Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.906, CiteScore: 1)
Critical Values     Full-text available via subscription  
Current Developments in Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Current Legal Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Current Zoology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.164, CiteScore: 2)
Database : The J. of Biological Databases and Curation     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.791, CiteScore: 3)
Digital Scholarship in the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 1)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.45, CiteScore: 1)
DNA Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 2.866, CiteScore: 6)
Dynamics and Statistics of the Climate System     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Early Music     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.139, CiteScore: 0)
Econometrics J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 2.926, CiteScore: 1)
Economic J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 116, SJR: 5.161, CiteScore: 3)
Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 3.584, CiteScore: 3)
ELT J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.942, CiteScore: 1)
English Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56, SJR: 0.612, CiteScore: 1)
English: J. of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Environmental Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.818, CiteScore: 2)
Environmental Epigenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Environmental History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.408, CiteScore: 1)
EP-Europace     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.748, CiteScore: 4)
Epidemiologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 4.505, CiteScore: 8)
ESHRE Monographs     Hybrid Journal  
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
European Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66, SJR: 9.315, CiteScore: 9)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 3.625, CiteScore: 3)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
European Heart J. - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart J. : Case Reports     Open Access  
European Heart J. Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.223, CiteScore: 0)
European J. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.681, CiteScore: 2)
European J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 206, SJR: 0.694, CiteScore: 1)
European J. of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.279, CiteScore: 2)
European J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.36, CiteScore: 2)
European Review of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.172, CiteScore: 2)
European Review of Economic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.702, CiteScore: 1)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 2.728, CiteScore: 3)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Family Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.018, CiteScore: 2)
Fems Microbiology Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.492, CiteScore: 4)
Fems Microbiology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.79, CiteScore: 2)
Fems Microbiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 7.063, CiteScore: 13)
Fems Yeast Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.308, CiteScore: 3)
Food Quality and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Foreign Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.425, CiteScore: 1)
Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.89, CiteScore: 2)
Forestry: An Intl. J. of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.133, CiteScore: 3)
Forum for Modern Language Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.104, CiteScore: 0)
French History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
French Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.148, CiteScore: 0)
French Studies Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.152, CiteScore: 0)
Gastroenterology Report     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Genome Biology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 16, SJR: 2.578, CiteScore: 4)
Geophysical J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 1.506, CiteScore: 3)
German History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.161, CiteScore: 0)
GigaScience     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 5.022, CiteScore: 7)
Global Summitry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Glycobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.493, CiteScore: 3)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57, SJR: 0.388, CiteScore: 1)
Health Education Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.854, CiteScore: 2)
Health Policy and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.512, CiteScore: 2)
Health Promotion Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.812, CiteScore: 2)
History Workshop J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 1.278, CiteScore: 1)
Holocaust and Genocide Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.105, CiteScore: 0)
Human Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.146, CiteScore: 3)
Human Molecular Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 3.555, CiteScore: 5)
Human Reproduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 75, SJR: 2.643, CiteScore: 5)
Human Reproduction Open     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human Reproduction Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 5.317, CiteScore: 10)
Human Rights Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64, SJR: 0.756, CiteScore: 1)
ICES J. of Marine Science: J. du Conseil     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 1.591, CiteScore: 3)
ICSID Review : Foreign Investment Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
ILAR J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.732, CiteScore: 4)
IMA J. of Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.679, CiteScore: 1)
IMA J. of Management Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.538, CiteScore: 1)
IMA J. of Mathematical Control and Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.496, CiteScore: 1)
IMA J. of Numerical Analysis - advance access     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 1.987, CiteScore: 2)
Industrial and Corporate Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.792, CiteScore: 2)
Industrial Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 1)
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 2.511, CiteScore: 4)
Information and Inference     Free  
Innovation in Aging     Open Access  
Integrative and Comparative Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.319, CiteScore: 2)
Integrative Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.36, CiteScore: 3)
Integrative Organismal Biology     Open Access  
Interacting with Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.292, CiteScore: 1)
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.762, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68, SJR: 1.505, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. Data Privacy Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Intl. Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.851, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. Immunology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.167, CiteScore: 4)
Intl. J. for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.348, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. of Constitutional Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65, SJR: 0.601, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 261, SJR: 3.969, CiteScore: 5)
Intl. J. of Law and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.202, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Law, Policy and the Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.223, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Lexicography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.285, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Low-Carbon Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.403, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Neuropsychopharmacology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.808, CiteScore: 4)
Intl. J. of Public Opinion Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.545, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Refugee Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.389, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Transitional Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.724, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. Mathematics Research Notices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 2.168, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 1.465, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. Relations of the Asia-Pacific     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.401, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Studies Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.983, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Studies Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50, SJR: 2.581, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.201, CiteScore: 1)
ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.15, CiteScore: 0)
ITNOW     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
J. of African Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.533, CiteScore: 1)
J. of American History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46, SJR: 0.297, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Analytical Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.065, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.419, CiteScore: 4)
J. of Antitrust Enforcement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Applied Poultry Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.585, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 1.226, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Breast Imaging     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
J. of Burn Care & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.768, CiteScore: 2)

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Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.133
Citation Impact (citeScore): 3
Number of Followers: 16  
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 0015-752X - ISSN (Online) 1464-3626
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  • The effect of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on the uncertainty of
           large-area forest growth forecasts
    • Authors: Melo L; Schneider R, Fortin M.
      Pages: 231 - 241
      Abstract: This study aimed to estimate the contribution of disturbances to the uncertainty of forest growth forecasts in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region in Quebec, Canada. We focused on two major disturbances affecting that region: spruce budworm (SBW) outbreaks and harvest activities. Growth forecasts were carried out for a period of 100 years (2003–2103) using ARTEMIS-2009, a stochastic individual-based model. Using the Monte Carlo technique, we simulated four scenarios: a baseline; a harvest scenario; a SBW scenario; and a scenario including both harvest and SBW. Uncertainty estimation was performed using a bootstrap variance estimator that applies to the context of hybrid inference. The results revealed that the total variances increased over time. For the scenarios including SBW, the variances were three to six times greater than those in the scenarios without outbreaks. Harvesting did not greatly contribute to the total variance. We conclude that to reduce the uncertainty of large-area growth forecasts in the Bas-Saint-Laurent, considering SBW dynamics is a crucial issue.
      PubDate: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/forestry/cpz020
      Issue No: Vol. 92, No. 3 (2019)
  • Impact of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.) afforestation on
           the carbon stocks of peaty gley soils – a chronosequence study in the
           north of England
    • Authors: Vanguelova E; Crow P, Benham S, et al.
      Pages: 242 - 252
      Abstract: This study aimed to quantify the medium-term impact of afforestation with Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.) on C stocks of peaty gley soils through a 100 year chronosequence of 40 plots in Kielder Forest, northern England. Litter layer C stocks in the afforested plots were 4.11 t C ha−1 (3.58–4.70, 95 per cent CI) compared with open moorland, which had no litter. In the organic F horizon, C stocks accumulated significantly through time at a rate of 1.3 per cent per year, with a significant difference in average C stocks by rotation (rotation 1: 49.7 t C ha−1; rotation 2: 24.0 t C ha−1) and a significant increase in horizon thickness through time (end of rotation 1: 11 cm; end of rotation 2: 6.5 cm) at a rate of 11 per cent per year (P < 0.05). There was no significant change in C stocks through time or across different rotations in the peat (H) horizon, with the exception of a noticeable C loss during the first 30 years of first rotation. H horizon C stock, its thickness and C concentration all increased significantly (P < 0.05) with altitude. Although soil C stocks in the mineral A horizon (0–20 cm depth) did not change significantly with any tested factors, soil C concentration significantly increased with afforested years. The average whole-profile (down to 70–100 cm depth) soil C stock rate of change with time since afforestation was not significant. These findings suggest that the high variability in C change in the peat H horizon was likely due to leaching, oxidation and decomposition processes linked with disturbance during afforestation and clearfelling. The loss of C in the peat layer during the first rotation was compensated by C accumulation in the upper organic F horizon. Over two rotations of conifer afforestation, the total C stock of the organo-mineral soils at Kielder was therefore unchanged.
      PubDate: Tue, 14 May 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/forestry/cpz013
      Issue No: Vol. 92, No. 3 (2019)
  • Using LiDAR-modified topographic wetness index, terrain attributes with
           leaf area index to improve a single-tree growth model in south-eastern
    • Authors: Mohamedou C; Korhonen L, Eerikäinen K, et al.
      Pages: 253 - 263
      Abstract: Tree growth information is crucial in forest management and planning. Terrain-derived attributes such as the topographic wetness index (TWI), in addition to leaf area index (LAI) are closely related to tree growth, but are not commonly used in empirical growth models. In this study, we examined if modified TWI and LAI estimated from airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data could be used to improve the predictions of a national single-tree diameter growth model. Altogether 1118 sample trees were selected within 197 subjectively placed plots in randomly selected forest stands in south-eastern Finland. Linear mixed effect (LME) and multilayer perceptron models were used to model the bias of 5-year growth predictions of the model and thus ultimately improve its predictions. The root mean square error (RMSE) of the national model was 0.604 cm. LME modelling reduced this value to 0.404 cm and MLP to 0.568 cm. The predictors included in the best-performing LME model were modified TWI, LAI estimated from LiDAR intensities, and elevation. Without an LAI estimate, the best RMSE was 0.436 cm. When applied as such, original and modified TWIs produced similar accuracy. We conclude that both TWI and LAI obtained from LiDAR data improve the diameter growth predictions of the national model.
      PubDate: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/forestry/cpz010
      Issue No: Vol. 92, No. 3 (2019)
  • Comparison of carbon balance and climate change mitigation potential of
           forest management strategies in the boreal forest of Quebec (Canada)
    • Authors: Paradis L; Thiffault E, Achim A.
      Pages: 264 - 277
      Abstract: Management of the world’s forests can play a role for climate change mitigation by increasing CO2 storage in vegetation biomass and harvested wood products, and by displacing CO2-intensive materials such as steel or concrete. This study aimed to determine how management of boreal forest stands could contribute to climate change mitigation in the context of ecosystem-based management. The study was based on the comparison of different strategies applied to a balsam fir-white birch stand in the Eastern boreal forest of Quebec (Canada). Five scenarios were simulated over a 199-year period at the stand level: a reference scenario involving clearcut at 50-year intervals, and four alternative scenarios clearcut with longer rotation length (70 and 80 years), partial cut, and a no harvest scenario. The study included an appropriate sensitivity analysis of the results. Overall, scenarios with longer clearcut rotations and, to a lesser extent, partial cut resulted in a higher potential to mitigate climate change. The substitution effect of wood products was revealed as a key aspect, suggesting that wood product manufacturing and utilization on the markets, and not only forest management, need to be carefully considered.
      PubDate: Mon, 04 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/forestry/cpz004
      Issue No: Vol. 92, No. 3 (2019)
  • Estimation of the volume, biomass and carbon content of coarse woody
           debris within two forest types in the State of São Paulo, Brazil
    • Authors: Moreira A; Gregoire T, do Couto H.
      Pages: 278 - 286
      Abstract: Coarse woody debris (CWD) is an important form of dead wood that can store a significant amount of carbon. Few studies have been conducted on dead biomass in Brazil, especially in the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado ecosystems. The objective of this study was to conduct stratified line intersect sampling using two design configurations (straight-line and cross-shaped) with three different segment lengths (100, 150 and 200 m) to estimate the number, volume, biomass and carbon content of CWD elements in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Two forest types were examined: a seasonal semi-deciduous forest (SSF) and a Cerrado sensu stricto (CSS) ecosystem. The most accurate design for the SSF and the CSS forest types were the 200 m cross-shaped and 150 m cross-shaped, respectively. The parameter estimates for the SSF forest type were 198 CWD elements ha−1, volume of 15.7 m3 ha−1, biomass of 6.7 Mg ha−1, and carbon content of 3.3 Mg C ha−1. The CWD estimates for the CSS type were 95 CWD elements ha−1, 3.3 m3 ha−1 volume, 1.3 Mg ha−1 biomass, and 0.67 Mg C ha−1 carbon content. Forest type can influence the amounts of CWD elements; ignoring this information when selecting a sampling design can lead to less accurate estimates of necromass stock. This type of study is very important for determining an appropriate sampling design for future inventories.
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/forestry/cpz009
      Issue No: Vol. 92, No. 3 (2019)
  • Adaptive diversity and drought tolerance in Castanea sativa assessed
           through EST-SSR genic markers
    • Authors: Alcaide F; Solla A, Mattioni C, et al.
      Pages: 287 - 296
      Abstract: Increasing drought conditions in Mediterranean countries are negatively impacting the survival and productivity of Castanea sativa Mill. The study aimed to select EST-SSR markers associated with drought stress developed in Quercus spp. and evaluate their transferability and polymorphism in C. sativa. Eight EST-SSR markers were selected to examine the adaptive potential of four wild populations of C. sativa in relation to drought tolerance. To validate markers, offspring of the study trees were water stressed and their drought tolerance was assessed. EST-SSR markers and leaf wilting of seedlings after drought treatment revealed a north–south gradient of C. sativa populations. The heritability value obtained for the ‘leaf wilting’ trait (h2 = 0.26 ± 0.08) indicated that selection for drought tolerance is possible. The differentiation coefficient of markers showing neutral selection (FST = 0.080) was lower than the quantitative genetic differentiation of populations (QST = 0.28), indicating that selection of drought tolerant trees acted spatially in a heterogeneous manner. When assessing the genetic structure of populations, FIR080 was identified as outlier locus under positive selection. When assessing the phenotypic tolerance to drought of offspring, GOT004 and GOT045 were identified as outlier loci under balancing selection and FIR059 was identified as an outlier locus under positive selection. FIR059 showed three private alleles for drought-susceptible individuals and two private alleles for drought-tolerant individuals and could therefore be considered as a candidate marker to predict drought tolerance in unstressed C. sativa trees. Combined use of functional markers and phenotypic traits is a powerful approach to determine genetic variation at the adaptive level in C. sativa. The results illustrate the potential of EST-SSR markers for early selection of drought tolerant plant material.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/forestry/cpz007
      Issue No: Vol. 92, No. 3 (2019)
  • A financial analysis of using improved planting stock of white spruce and
           lodgepole pine in Alberta, Canada: genomic selection versus traditional
    • Authors: Chang W; Gaston C, Cool J, et al.
      Pages: 297 - 310
      Abstract: Genomics-assisted tree breeding (GATB) is an emerging biotechnology method that has the potential to produce improved planting stock in selected traits, such as greater volume or higher wood quality, more quickly and effectively compared with traditional field-based breeding (TB) methods. In this study, we conducted an ex-ante stand-level financial benefit-cost analysis that is linked to a provincial tree growth and yield projection model to investigate the potential financial benefits of using improved white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench) Voss) and lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta Dougl. var. latifolia Engelm.) planting stock identified via alternative tree improvement strategies (i.e. GATB vs. TB methods) for forest companies in the province of Alberta, Canada. With consideration of major tree breeding and establishment costs, expected sawlog price premiums at harvest, a shorter breeding cycle time, and additional genetic gain in volume achieved from using the GATB method relative to the TB method in the financial analysis; this study found that the use of GATB-selected third-generation planting stock was difficult to justify economically alone compared with TB-selected seedlings under the current sawlog market value and the current planting rate with improved stock in the province. However, results of our sensitivity analysis also revealed that the GATB method is: (1) more financially supported at lower discount rates; (2) strongly supported through decreased seedling costs with increased areas planted with improved stock; and (3) strongly supported through an increase in log price premiums at harvest resulting from potentially better wood quality and higher volume production relative to TB-selected stock. The findings of this study highlight several important market and biophysical factors that forest managers should take into account when adopting biotechnology in forestry.
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/forestry/cpz011
      Issue No: Vol. 92, No. 3 (2019)
  • Influence of sample selection method and estimation technique on sample
           size requirements for wall-to-wall estimation of volume using airborne
    • Authors: Yang T, Kershaw J, Jr; Weiskittel A, et al.
      Pages: 311 - 323
      Abstract: Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) is commonly used to predict forest inventory attributes of interest across large regions. Most studies utilize model-derived estimators whose performances are affected by training data, and give less attention to using design-derived estimators. The influence of sample design and estimation method is an important consideration for determining sample sizes or calibration plot densities; however, this has not been systematically explored, particularly in mixed-species forests. In this study, 10 sample selection methods (four equal probability and six variable probability selection methods) and six estimation techniques (two model-derived and four sample-derived estimators) across a range of sample sizes are evaluated using LiDAR-derived predictions of volume per ha. Results show that the use of variable probability selection methods combined with sample-derived estimation techniques are more efficient than using model-derived estimates. Estimation technique had a greater effect on sample efficiency than did selection method, though specific combinations were more efficient than others. For example, random forest imputation was the most efficient at the lowest sample sizes (n < 50); however, significant biases were obtained when used with variable probability selection methods. The required plot densities across the combinations of selection methods and estimation techniques used in this study ranged from one plot per 15.7–32.6 ha. Use of a variable probability selection method based on attributes derived directly from LiDAR point clouds coupled with a ratio or regression estimator was a very efficient LiDAR-assisted sampling design that should be considered more in the future.
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/forestry/cpz014
      Issue No: Vol. 92, No. 3 (2019)
  • Direct seeding of birch, rowan and alder can be a viable technique for the
           restoration of upland native woodland in the UK
    • Authors: Willoughby I; Jinks R, Forster J.
      Pages: 324 - 338
      Abstract: An experiment was established to investigate techniques for improving the reliability of direct seeding for the conversion of commercial conifer forests to native woodland. After 7 years, despite the presence of seed eating predators on site, an equivalent of between 9000 and 12 000 seedlings per hectare, depending on the initial sowing rate used, comprising a mixture of birch (Betula pubescens Ehrh.), rowan (Sorbus aucuparia L.) and alder (Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn.), had established in the cultivated treatments. Seed pre-treatment and sowing date had little impact on seedling numbers, but cultivation was beneficial. Very few seedlings occurred naturally in the unsown control plots. Our work suggests direct seeding may be a viable technique for converting some less fertile, freely drained, upland restock sites to a woodland consisting of birch, alder and rowan, but only if an appropriate silvicultural regime is put in place. Sowing can be combined, on the same restock site, with enrichment planting of other native species with more expensive seed such as indigenous Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.), oak (Quercus petraea Matt. (Liebl.); (Quercus robur L.)) and juniper (Juniper communis L.), which may also increase resilience to extreme climatic events in the first year after seeding.
      PubDate: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/forestry/cpz018
      Issue No: Vol. 92, No. 3 (2019)
  • The effect of stumpage prices on large-area forest growth forecasts based
           on socio-ecological models
    • Authors: Fortin M; Pichancourt J, de Melo L, et al.
      Pages: 339 - 356
      Abstract: Forest ecosystems are typical examples of socio-ecological systems. However, in terms of modelling, the social aspect has been given far less attention than the ecological aspect. In this study, we modelled the impact of economic and social factors on the occurrence of harvesting. This harvest model was then integrated into an individual-based model of forest growth designed for large-area forecasts. The resulting socio-ecological model was then used to produce volume predictions for two regions of France. Among the economic factors, the annual stumpage prices in interaction with the species proved to be a significant predictor of harvest occurrence. Simulating different stumpage price evolutions made it possible to predict supply curves for the two regions. Projections until 2060 showed that increases in stumpage prices will be detrimental to standing volumes in both regions. Integrating the demand for wood products into such socio-ecological models in forestry would be a major improvement.
      PubDate: Sun, 31 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/forestry/cpz016
      Issue No: Vol. 92, No. 3 (2019)
  • Characterizing wood density–climate relationships along the stem in
           black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P.) using a combination of boosted
           regression trees and mixed-effects models
    • Authors: Xiang W; Hassegawa M, Franceschini T, et al.
      Pages: 357 - 374
      Abstract: The relationships between climate and wood density components, i.e. minimum, maximum and average ring density, have been characterized mainly at breast height, while little information is available for other stem heights. This work aimed to (1) identify the significant climate variables related to ring density components in black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P.) and (2) assess whether their effects vary significantly along the stem. Densitometric data were obtained from 68 black spruce trees from northwestern Ontario, Canada. Six discs along the stem, from stump to base of the live crown, were sampled. For each sample height and density component, we first developed mixed-effects models using ring width and cambial age as predictors. Monthly climate variables were later integrated into the models. The candidate climate variables were pre-selected using the boosted regression trees method. In addition to observed density–climate relationships, a significant effect of sample height was found. Findings revealed that the relationships were similar in nature but varied in strength and timing along the stem. The wood density variation showed delayed sensitivities to some climate variables among sampling heights. Such delayed responses may be caused by the axial progression of water requirement and of hormonal and photosynthetic allocation along the stem throughout the growing season.
      PubDate: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/forestry/cpz006
      Issue No: Vol. 92, No. 3 (2019)
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