Journal of Forestry Research (J Forest Res)

Publisher: Dongbei lin ye da xue (China); Ecological Society of China, Springer Verlag

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The Journal of Forestry Research offers articles dealing with all aspects of forestry. It is primarily a medium for reporting original theoretical and experimental research, as well as technical reviews. Approximately 85 per cent of the papers published in the journal are by Chinese scientists, professors and doctoral degree students; the balance are contributed by researchers in other countries. Through 16 years of development and improvement, the Journal of Forestry Research has earned a reputation as an important international academic journal.

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Website Journal of Forestry Research website
Other titles Journal of forestry research (Online), Ecosystem management, Lin ye yan jiu, JFR
ISSN 1007-662X
OCLC 67617801
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
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  • Hamid R. Taghiyari · Younes Sarvari Samadi
    Journal of Forestry Research 10/2015; DOI:10.1007/s11676-015-0137-6
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    ABSTRACT: Significant CO2 fluxes from snow-covered soils occur in cold biomes. However, little is known about winter soil respiration on the eastern Tibetan Plateau of China. We therefore measured winter soil CO2 fluxes and estimated annual soil respiration in two contrasting coniferous forest ecosystems (a Picea asperata plantation and a natural forest). Mean winter soil CO2 effluxes were 1.08 µmol m−2 s−1 in the plantation and 1.16 µmol m−2 s−1 in the natural forest. These values are higher than most reported winter soil CO2 efflux values for temperate or boreal forest ecosystems. Winter soil respiration rates were similar for our two forest ecosystems but mean soil CO2 efflux over the growing season was higher in the natural forest than in the plantation. The estimated winter and annual soil effluxes for the natural forest were 176.3 and 1070.3 g m−2, respectively, based on the relationship between soil respiration and soil temperature, which were 17.2 and 9.7 % greater than their counterparts in the plantation. The contributions of winter soil respiration to annual soil efflux were 15.4 % for the plantation and 16.5 % for the natural forest and were statistically similar. Our results indicate that winter soil CO2 efflux from frozen soils in the alpine coniferous forest ecosystems of the eastern Tibetan Plateau was considerable and was an important component of annual soil respiration. Moreover, reforestation (natural coniferous forests were deforested and reforested with P. asperata plantation) may reduce soil respiration by reducing soil carbon substrate availability and input. © 2015, Northeast Forestry University and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
    Journal of Forestry Research 09/2015; 26(3):679-686. DOI:10.1007/s11676-015-0120-2
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    ABSTRACT: Host plants of domesticated silkworms in tropical countries are attacked by an array of insect pests, disease pathogens and nematodes. In order to reduce resulting plant damage, chemicals have been extensively used. In recent years, products extracted/isolated from 47 plant species have been tested as replacements for or to minimize the use of hazardous chemicals. Bioefficacy of the extract in water or chemical solvent, crude seed/leaf oil, and cake is discussed, and integrated management of major and occasional pests and plant diseases is proposed in sericultural plants in order to produce chemical-free foliage.
    Journal of Forestry Research 09/2015; 26(3). DOI:10.1007/s11676-015-0126-9
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    ABSTRACT: A simplified water balance model in conjunction with an evapotranspiration (ET) model and cumulative forest cover data were used to quantify the changes in annual water yield in response to reforestation in a large watershed, northeast China. Cumulative forest cover increased by 22 %, leading to a significant decrease in estimated annual water yield. Reforestation increased ET (P = 0.0144), resulting in a remarkable decrease (P = 0.0001) in estimated annual water yield according to the water balance model. Reforestation increased ET by 33 mm and decreased annual water yield by 38 mm per decade. The effect of reforestation on annual water yield can be quantified using a simplified water balance model in a large watershed, although our reforestation area was small (about 20 %) in relation to the total watershed area.
    Journal of Forestry Research 09/2015; 26(3). DOI:10.1007/s11676-015-0119-8
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    ABSTRACT: Many plants exhibit heterophylly; the spatially and temporally remarkable ontogenetic differences in leaf morphology may play an adaptative role in their success under diverse habitats. Thus, this study aimed to gain insights into differences in leaf functional traits of heterophyllous Syringa oblata Lindl., which has been widely used as an ornamental tree around the world under different light intensities in East China. No significant differences existed in specific leaf area (SLA) between lanceolate- and heart-shaped leaves. Differences in the investment per unit of light capture surface area deployed between lanceolate- and heart-shaped leaves may be not obvious. This may be attributing to the fact that single leaf wet and dry weight of heart-shaped leaves were significantly higher than those of lanceolate leaves but leaf length and leaf thickness of heart-shaped leaves were significantly lower than those of lanceolate leaves. The SLA of shade trees was significantly higher than that of sun trees. The investment per unit of light capture surface of shade trees was lower than that of sun trees, making it possible to increase light capture and use efficiency in low-light environments. The phenotypic plasticity of most leaf functional traits of lanceolate leaves was higher than those of heart-shaped leaves because the former is the juvenile and the latter is the adult leaf shape during the process of phylogenetic development of S. oblate. The higher range of phenotypic plasticity of leaf thickness and leaf moisture for sun trees may be beneficial to obtain a more efficient control of water loss and nutrient deprivation in high-light environments, and the lower range of phenotypic plasticity of single leaf wet and dry weight, and SLA for shade trees may gain an advantage to increase resource (especially light) capture and use efficiency in low-light environments. In brief, the successfully ecological strategy of plants is to find an optimal mode for the trade-off between various functional traits to obtain more living resources and achieve more fitness advantage as much as possible in the multivariate environment.
    Journal of Forestry Research 09/2015; 26(3). DOI:10.1007/s11676-015-0100-6
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    ABSTRACT: Carbon (C) sequestration through plantations is one of the important mitigation measures for rising levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This study aimed to assess C stocks and their sequestration rate, and to develop allometric models for estimation of C stocking in age-series young teak (Tectona grandis) plantations (1, 5, 11, 18, 24 and 30 years) by using biomass and productivity estimation and regression, respectively. These plantations were raised in tropical moist deciduous forests of Kumaun Himalayan tarai. Total C stocks estimated for these plantations were 1.6, 15.8, 35.4, 39.0, 61.5 and 73.2 Mg ha−1, respectively. Aboveground and belowground C storage increased with increasing plantation age; however, the range of their percentage contribution showed little variation (87.8-88.2 and 11.7-12.7 %, respectively). The rate of C sequestration for these respective plantations was 1.06, 6.95, 5.46, 5.42, 3.39 and 5.37 Mg ha−1 a−1. Forty percent of the aboveground annual storage was retained in the tree while 60 % was released in the form of foliage, twigs, and fruit litter. In the case of total (tree) annual production, 43 % was retained while 57 % was released as litter including root. C stock, C sequestration rate, accumulation ratio (1.4-18.1), root:shoot C ratio (0.61-0.13) and production efficiency (0.01-0.18) were comparable to some previous reports for other species and forests. These data could be useful in deciding the harvesting age for young teak with respect to C storage and sequestration rate. Four allometric models using linear regression equations were developed between biomass (twice the C stock) and diameter, girth, and height of the tree at different ages. The diameter model was found more suitable for C stock prediction in similar areas.
    Journal of Forestry Research 09/2015; 26(3). DOI:10.1007/s11676-015-0053-9
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    ABSTRACT: A new species of the genus Rhynchina Guenée, 1854, R. tongmaia Pan and Han, sp. n. is described from China. This species is compared with a supercially similar congener, R. rivuligera Butler, 1889 with illustrations of their imagoes and genitalia.
    Journal of Forestry Research 09/2015; 26(3). DOI:10.1007/s11676-015-0090-4
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper we analyze and compare natural regeneration in shrub-tree community in three areas below Pinus caribaea stands and a natural area (cerrado sensu stricto). We also analyze the influence of biophysical and environmental variables on the distribution of regenerating shrub-tree species. The areas were analyzed and compared in relation to dispersal syndromes as well, being zoochory and anemochory the prevailing syndroms in the four areas. The sites below P. caribaea show a heterogeneous regeneration with the number of species ranging from 18 to 42. We analyzed the influence of the biophysical and environmental variables performing a canonical correspondence analyses, being found significant values for variables distance from remnant and basal area. The species Siparuna guianensis, Miconia albicans, Xylopia aromatica, Sclerolobium paniculatum, Casearia sylvestris and P. caribaea were the most importante ones in the four areas.
    Journal of Forestry Research 09/2015; 26(3). DOI:10.1007/s11676-015-0050-z
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    ABSTRACT: Population of the rare and endangered species Ammopiptanthus mongolicus (Maxim.) Cheng f. declined rapidly in China’s arid region and Central Asia. There is an urgent need to protect this species, which is particularly important in maintaining biodiversity throughout the arid region of northwestern China. By analyzing the infrared thermal images based on plant-transpiration transfer coefficient (h at) and photosynthetic parameters, we made quantitative and accurate diagnoses of the plant growth and health status of A. mongolicus. Using an LI-COR6400 photosynthesis system, we measured the net photosynthetic rate (P n), stomatal conductance (G s), and transpiration rate (T r). Infrared thermal images obtained in the field were processed by ENVI4.8 software to calculate surface temperatures of the plant subjects. We found that the plant transpiration transfer coefficient of A. mongolicus was in the order of old plants >young plants >intermediate-aged plants. Declining health levels of young, intermediate, and old plants were divided into three categories: <0.4, 0.4–0.7, and >0.7. The coefficient showed a significant negative correlation with T r, G s, and P n, indicating that they can simultaneously reflect the state of plant growth. By establishing hat and photosynthetic parameters in regression model Y = a-blnx, we can accurately diagnose plant growth and decline of plant health conditions.
    Journal of Forestry Research 09/2015; 26(3). DOI:10.1007/s11676-015-0075-3
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    ABSTRACT: To better understand the effects of forest succession on soil microbial activity, a comparison of soil microbial properties and nutrients was conducted between three forest types representing a natural forest succession chronosequence. The study compared a pine (Pinus massoniana) forest (P F), a pine and broadleaf mixed forest (M F) and an evergreen broadleaf forest (B F), in the Yingzuijie Biosphere Reserve, Hunan Province, China. Results showed that soil nutrients in the M F and B F plots were higher than in the P F plots. The range in microbial biomass carbon followed a similar pattern with B F having the greatest values, 522–1022 mg kg−1, followed by MF 368–569 mg kg−1, and finally, P F 193–449 mg kg−1. Soil nutrients were more strongly correlated with microbial biomass carbon than basal respiration or metabolic quotient. Overall, forest succession in the study site improved soil microbial properties and soil fertility, which in turn can increase primary productivity and carbon sequestration.
    Journal of Forestry Research 09/2015; 26(3). DOI:10.1007/s11676-015-0060-x
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    ABSTRACT: Betulin, oleanolic acid, and betulinic acid are naturally occurring pentacyclic triterpenoids that have significant medicinal value. Considerable amounts of these triterpenoids are available in the outer bark of white birch. In this study, we used ultrasound-assisted extraction (UAE) to extract triterpenoids from birch bark rapidly and with high efficiency. Using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), three types of triterpenoids were separated and detected. We examined the differences among triterpenoids extracted from diploid versus tetraploid white birch. Then, we used factor analysis to screen out tetraploid white birches with comprehensively excellent performance. The results indicate that the optimum conditions for extraction include the use of ethanol as an extraction solvent, a solid-to-liquid ratio of 0.1 g/10 ml, ultrasonic power set at 100 W, a temperature of 60 °C and an extraction time of 15 min. A reversed-phase C18 column (4.6 mm × 250 mm × 5 μm) with a column temperature of 30 °C and the mobile phase composed of A (acetonitrile) and B (0.1 % aqueous phosphoric acid, v/v) at a flow rate of 0.5 ml/min were used, and the detection wavelength was 195 nm. No significant difference was observed between diploid and tetraploid white birch in terms of the content of three types of triterpenoids (at a confidence level of 0.05). As triterpenoid content, height, and DBH (diameter at breast height) are strongly interrelated, we used factor analysis to evaluate all individuals, and we screened out six plus trees with excellent comprehensive characters.
    Journal of Forestry Research 09/2015; 26(3). DOI:10.1007/s11676-015-0096-y
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    ABSTRACT: We studied the effect of salinity on nail-holding power in wood construction. In saline solution, the holding power of nails was less than in purified water. With the increase of salt concentration, the surface and side nail-holding power of the wood specimens both declined, but the differences between salinity treatments were not significant. However, compared to the surface and side nail-holding power, the power on the edge was generally less and the difference was not obvious in different salt concentrations. In the same salt concentration, with the extension of the processing cycle, the performance of holding power of nails showed a downward trend, expect the temporary rise in the middle.
    Journal of Forestry Research 09/2015; 26(3). DOI:10.1007/s11676-015-0118-9
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    ABSTRACT: Pterocarpus indicus Willd is a tropical woody legume that holds promise for plantation forestry. Two glasshouse experiments were undertaken on two soil types to determine the phosphorus (P) concentration ranges in the foliage of P-stressed and healthy plants, and to define critical P concentrations for the diagnosis of deficiency and toxicity. There was a narrow range in rates of P fertilizer, supplied as Ca(H2PO4)2·H20, between deficiency and toxicity compared to other tree species. The relationship between shoot yield and P concentration in the youngest fully expanded leaf enabled critical P concentrations for the diagnosis of deficiency (0.17 %) and toxicity (0.41 %) to be determined at 90 % maximum yield from linear regressions fitted to the data. The foliar P concentration ranges for deficiency and toxicity were similar to other nitrogen-fixing trees. The defined P concentration ranges and the critical P concentrations for the diagnosis of P deficiency and P toxicity should be useful for monitoring the P status of nursery stock and the health of young seedlings after out-planting.
    Journal of Forestry Research 09/2015; 26(3). DOI:10.1007/s11676-015-0077-1
  • Journal of Forestry Research 08/2015; DOI:10.1007/s11676-015-0131-z
  • Journal of Forestry Research 08/2015; DOI:10.1007/s11676-015-0132-y
  • Journal of Forestry Research 08/2015; DOI:10.1007/s11676-015-0129-6
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    ABSTRACT: Early flowering and flower abundance have long been considered desirables traits in eucalypt breeding programs. In particular, flowers of Eucalyptus cladocalyx provide a nectar source for the production of honey in arid ecosystems. The aim of this study was to identify inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers that are associated with early flowering and flower abundance in southern Atacama Desert. The associations were determined using a sample of forty-seven trees, representing five Australian provenances of E. cladocalyx. The unified mixed linear model (which takes into consideration the effect of genetic structure and the kinship relationship among trees) revealed three loci that were significantly associated with early flowering accounted for 10-16% of the phenotypic variation, while two loci accounted for 11-13% in flowering intensity. The locus ISO1–500 bp was associated with both flowering traits. This result is consistent with our previous findings indicating that marker assisted selection on early flowering would have significant and positive impact on flowering intensity. The application of marker-assisted selection to identify the trees that flower early and intensively may increase honey production, a resource that generates additional income for the local farmers of southern Atacama Desert.
    Journal of Forestry Research 08/2015; 26(3).