Tree Physiology (TREE PHYSIOL)

Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)

Journal description

Tree Physiology is a refereed journal distributed internationally. Articles published may deal with any aspect of tree physiology, including growth, morphogenesis, photosynthesis, nutrition, pathology, reproduction, evolution, environmental adaptation, symbioses, heredity, metabolism, molecular biology, and the relation between structure and function. Also published are articles dealing with physiological aspects of biotechnology, environmental management and the economic use of trees.

Current impact factor: 3.66

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 3.655
2013 Impact Factor 3.405
2012 Impact Factor 2.853
2011 Impact Factor 2.876
2010 Impact Factor 2.403
2009 Impact Factor 2.292
2008 Impact Factor 2.283
2007 Impact Factor 2.141
2006 Impact Factor 2.297
2005 Impact Factor 2.101
2004 Impact Factor 2.462
2003 Impact Factor 2.087
2002 Impact Factor 2.152
2001 Impact Factor 2.309
2000 Impact Factor 2.052
1999 Impact Factor 2.042
1998 Impact Factor 1.813
1997 Impact Factor 1.64
1996 Impact Factor 1.74
1995 Impact Factor 1.299
1994 Impact Factor 1.03
1993 Impact Factor 1.101
1992 Impact Factor 1.124

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 3.79
Cited half-life 9.30
Immediacy index 0.69
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 1.07
Website Tree Physiology website
Other titles Tree physiology
ISSN 0829-318X
OCLC 13989514
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

Oxford University Press (OUP)

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Publications in this journal

  • No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Tree Physiology
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    ABSTRACT: A prerequisite for reliable hydraulic measurements is an accurate collection of the plant material. Thereby, the native hydraulic state of the sample has to be preserved during harvesting (i.e., cutting the plant or plant parts) and preparation (i.e., excising the target section). This is particularly difficult when harvesting has to be done under transpiring conditions. In this article, we present a harvesting and sampling protocol designed for hydraulic measurements on Malus domestica Borkh. and checked for possible sampling artefacts. To test for artefacts, we analysed the percentage loss of hydraulic conductivity, maximum specific conductivity and water contents of bark and wood of branches, taking into account conduit length, time of day of harvesting, different shoot ages and seasonal effects. Our results prove that use of appropriate protocols can avoid artefactual embolization or refilling even when the xylem is under tension at harvest. The presented protocol was developed for Malus but may also be applied for other angiosperms with similar anatomy and refilling characteristics.
    Full-text · Article · Dec 2015 · Tree Physiology
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    ABSTRACT: To recover verticality after disturbance, angiosperm trees produce ‘tension wood’ allowing them to bend actively. The driving force of the tension has been shown to take place in the G-layer, a specific unlignified layer of the cell wall observed in most temperate species. However, in tropical rain forests, the G-layer is often absent and the mechanism generating the forces to reorient trees remains unclear. A study was carried out on tilted seedlings, saplings and adult Simarouba amara Aubl. trees—a species known to not produce a G-layer. Microscopic observations were done on sections of normal and tension wood after staining or observed under UV light to assess the presence/absence of lignin. We showed that S. amara produces a cell-wall layer with all of the characteristics typical of G-layers, but that this G-layer can be observed only as a temporary stage of the cell-wall development because it is masked by a late lignification. Being thin and lignified, tension wood fibres cannot be distinguished from normal wood fibres in the mature wood of adult trees. These observations indicate that the mechanism generating the high tensile stress in tension wood is likely to be the same as that in species with a typical G-layer and also in species where the G-layer cannot be observed in mature cells.
    Preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Tree Physiology