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ACADEMIA - The magazine of the Polish Academy of Sciences | 2019 | Nr 3-4 (63-64) Forest |

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The Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences: Technical Sciences (Bull.Pol. Ac.: Tech.) is published bimonthly by the Division IV Engineering Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, since the beginning of the existence of the PAS in 1952. The journal is peer‐reviewed and is published both in printed and electronic form. It is established for the publication of original high quality papers from multidisciplinary Engineering sciences with the following topics preferred: Artificial and Computational Intelligence, Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Control, Informatics and Robotics, Electronics, Telecommunication and Optoelectronics, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Thermodynamics, Material Science and Nanotechnology, Power Systems and Power Electronics.

Journal Metrics: JCR Impact Factor 2018: 1.361, 5 Year Impact Factor: 1.323, SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.319, Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 1.005, CiteScore 2017: 1.27, The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education 2017: 25 points.

Abbreviations/Acronym: Journal citation: Bull. Pol. Ac.: Tech., ISO: Bull. Pol. Acad. Sci.-Tech. Sci., JCR Abbrev: B POL ACAD SCI-TECH Acronym in the Editorial System: BPASTS.

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The Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences: Technical Sciences (Bull.Pol. Ac.: Tech.) is published bimonthly by the Division IV Engineering Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, since the beginning of the existence of the PAS in 1952. The journal is peer‐reviewed and is published both in printed and electronic form. It is established for the publication of original high quality papers from multidisciplinary Engineering sciences with the following topics preferred: Artificial and Computational Intelligence, Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Control, Informatics and Robotics, Electronics, Telecommunication and Optoelectronics, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Thermodynamics, Material Science and Nanotechnology, Power Systems and Power Electronics.

Journal Metrics: JCR Impact Factor 2018: 1.361, 5 Year Impact Factor: 1.323, SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.319, Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 1.005, CiteScore 2017: 1.27, The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education 2017: 25 points.

Abbreviations/Acronym: Journal citation: Bull. Pol. Ac.: Tech., ISO: Bull. Pol. Acad. Sci.-Tech. Sci., JCR Abbrev: B POL ACAD SCI-TECH Acronym in the Editorial System: BPASTS.

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Jerzy Duszyński
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The Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences: Technical Sciences (Bull.Pol. Ac.: Tech.) is published bimonthly by the Division IV Engineering Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, since the beginning of the existence of the PAS in 1952. The journal is peer‐reviewed and is published both in printed and electronic form. It is established for the publication of original high quality papers from multidisciplinary Engineering sciences with the following topics preferred: Artificial and Computational Intelligence, Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Control, Informatics and Robotics, Electronics, Telecommunication and Optoelectronics, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Thermodynamics, Material Science and Nanotechnology, Power Systems and Power Electronics.

Journal Metrics: JCR Impact Factor 2018: 1.361, 5 Year Impact Factor: 1.323, SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.319, Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 1.005, CiteScore 2017: 1.27, The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education 2017: 25 points.

Abbreviations/Acronym: Journal citation: Bull. Pol. Ac.: Tech., ISO: Bull. Pol. Acad. Sci.-Tech. Sci., JCR Abbrev: B POL ACAD SCI-TECH Acronym in the Editorial System: BPASTS.

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Andrzej M. Jagodziński
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The role of seeds is crucial in tree production and development, and the future of forests depends on them. But what impact is climate change having on the seed life cycle? Will the trees that grow out of them manage to survive and adapt to the new environment?

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Mikołaj Wawrzyniak
Ewelina Ratajczak
Ewa Kalemba
Paweł Chmielarz
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Every year Poland emits more CO2 into the atmosphere than can be absorbed by all the forests in the country.

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Paweł Kojs
Romuald Zabielski
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One of the most significant challenges facing forestry in Poland involves devising new silvicultural strategies in the face of ever-faster climate change.

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Andrzej Lewandowski
Daniel J. Chmura
Błażej Wójkiewicz
Weronika B. Żukowska
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The Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences: Technical Sciences (Bull.Pol. Ac.: Tech.) is published bimonthly by the Division IV Engineering Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, since the beginning of the existence of the PAS in 1952. The journal is peer‐reviewed and is published both in printed and electronic form. It is established for the publication of original high quality papers from multidisciplinary Engineering sciences with the following topics preferred: Artificial and Computational Intelligence, Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Control, Informatics and Robotics, Electronics, Telecommunication and Optoelectronics, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Thermodynamics, Material Science and Nanotechnology, Power Systems and Power Electronics.

Journal Metrics: JCR Impact Factor 2018: 1.361, 5 Year Impact Factor: 1.323, SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.319, Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 1.005, CiteScore 2017: 1.27, The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education 2017: 25 points.

Abbreviations/Acronym: Journal citation: Bull. Pol. Ac.: Tech., ISO: Bull. Pol. Acad. Sci.-Tech. Sci., JCR Abbrev: B POL ACAD SCI-TECH Acronym in the Editorial System: BPASTS.

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Daniel R. Sobota
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Small woodlots and shelterbelts in agricultural areas can partially stand in for larger forests. What role do they have in the context of climate change and conservation?

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Krzysztof Kujawa
Anna Kujawa
Maria Oleszczuk
Dariusz Sobczyk
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Some alien species are able to quickly colonize new areas, causing damage to the environment and the economy. Which species pose the greatest threat to the forest ecosystems? How will climate change affect biological invasions?

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Marcin K. Dyderski
Łukasz Dylewski
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What happens in the world of fungi when a stranger appears in their midst? What broader impact does such a “fungal invader” exert as it takes up living space and resources?

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Marcin Pietras
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How will the predicted rise in CO2 concentrations and temperatures affect the symbiotic ectomycorrhizal fungi that dominate forest ecosystems in the northern hemisphere?

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Maria Rudawska
Tomasz Leski
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We talk to Prof. Dries Kuijper from the PAS Mammal Research Institute about how different elements of forest ecosystems affect one another and about mutual respect in the relationship between humans and wolves.

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Dries Kuijper
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The herbaceous understory is the lowest, ground-level layer of plants and fungi in the forest. What is its role and importance in the main ecological processes occurring in forest ecosystems?

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Katarzyna Rawlik
Andrzej M. Jagodziński
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What makes forest litter so important? How rapidly does it decompose? And how can it contribute to mitigating the effects of climate change?

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Paweł Horodecki
Andrzej M. Jagodziński
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History and threats, research and future prospects: how much do we really know about the majestic horse-chestnut tree?

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Marian J. Giertych
Radosław Jagiełło
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The forest undergrowth is crucial for maintaining the humidity, soil fertility and stability of tree stands in a forest ecosystem. How do herbivorous insects interact with the undergrowth, and how will climate change affect these complex interactions?

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Piotr Karolewski
Adrian Łukowski
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Andrzej Grygoruk, head of the Biebrza National Park, talks about Biebrza’s natural treasures and the difficulties in protecting them.

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Andrzej Grygoruk
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From the remains of Jurassic plants occurring in drilling cores, we can learn a lot about the environment, the climate and the changes that took place in those ancient times.

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Maria Barbacka
Jadwiga Ziaja
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Prof. Dariusz J. Gwiazdowicz talks about how we can appreciate nature more when we visit forests and about “ecohypocrisy.”

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Dariusz J. Gwiazdowicz
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Plant fossils discovered in Poland’s Holy Cross Mountains are estimated to be 445 million years old, which changes our view of plant evolution, and above all proves that they appeared on land much earlier than we thought.

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Wiesław Trela
Zbigniew Szczepanik
Paweł Filipiak
Mariusz Salamon
Przemysław Gorzelak
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Recent decades have witnessed a shift in the balance of nitrogen circulation processes in ecosystems. What does this mean for our forests, our atmosphere and the planet as a whole?

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Emilia Pers-Kamczyc
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Scholars have been studying tree rings since the eighteenth century. Today, growth-ring patterns provide us with information on climate changes over the last millennium, particularly on variation in temperature and humidity.

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Magdalena Opała-Owczarek
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The current challenge for Polish foresters is to properly reshape our forests, adapting the species composition to the changing habitat conditions.

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Łukasz Tomaś
Andrzej M. Jagodziński
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The Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences: Technical Sciences (Bull.Pol. Ac.: Tech.) is published bimonthly by the Division IV Engineering Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, since the beginning of the existence of the PAS in 1952. The journal is peer‐reviewed and is published both in printed and electronic form. It is established for the publication of original high quality papers from multidisciplinary Engineering sciences with the following topics preferred: Artificial and Computational Intelligence, Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Control, Informatics and Robotics, Electronics, Telecommunication and Optoelectronics, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Thermodynamics, Material Science and Nanotechnology, Power Systems and Power Electronics.

Journal Metrics: JCR Impact Factor 2018: 1.361, 5 Year Impact Factor: 1.323, SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.319, Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 1.005, CiteScore 2017: 1.27, The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education 2017: 25 points.

Abbreviations/Acronym: Journal citation: Bull. Pol. Ac.: Tech., ISO: Bull. Pol. Acad. Sci.-Tech. Sci., JCR Abbrev: B POL ACAD SCI-TECH Acronym in the Editorial System: BPASTS.

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Katarzyna Kasia
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The Polish primitive horse, or konik, Poland’s only domestic breed of horse, is the only breed descended directly from wild tarpans. The PAS Research Station in Popielno is working hard to preserve the konik, which remains threatened with extinction.

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