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Znanstveno-stručno i staleško glasilo
Hrvatskoga šumarskoga društva
Journal of Forestry Society of Croatia
      Prvi puta izašao 1877. godine i neprekidno izlazi do današnjeg dana
   ISSN No.: 0373-1332              UDC 630* upute autorima     povijest    digitalizacija
WEB EDITION
ARHIVA ČASOPISA


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EDITORIAL
     
Uredništvo
EMPLOYMENT IN THE FORESTRY SECTOR     pdf     HR     EN 429
 
ORIGINAL SCIENTIFIC PAPERS
     
Nikola PERNAR, Emil KLIMO, Darko BAKŠIĆ, Ivan PERKOVIĆ, Michal RYBNÍČEK, Hanuš VAVRČÍK, Vladimír GRYC UDK 630*114.2 (001)
Carbon and nitrogen accumulation in common Alder forest (Alnus glutinosa Gaertn.) in plain of Drava river     pdf     HR     EN 431
Joso VUKELIĆ, Dario BARIČEVIĆ, Irena ŠAPIĆ UDK 630*188 (001)
Submontane-sub-pannonian beech forests of northern Croatia     pdf     HR     EN 445
Lea BARIĆ, Miljenko ŽUPANIĆ, Milan PERNEK, Danko DIMINIĆ UDK 630*443 (001)
First records of Chalara fraxinea in Croatia – a new agent of ash dieback (Fraxinus spp.)     pdf     HR     EN 461
Vlado GOGLIA, Jozef SUCHOMEL, Josip ŽGELA, Igor ĐUKIĆ UDK 630*302 + 384 (001)
The effectiveness of forest pre-commercial thinning in the context of Directive 2002/44/EC     pdf     HR     EN 471
Igor POLJAK, Marilena IDŽOJTIĆ, Marko ZEBEC, Nikola PERKOVIĆ UDK 630*164 (Castanea sativa Mill.) (001)
The variability of european sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.) in the region of northwest Croatia according to morphology of fruits     pdf     HR     EN 479
Summary: The sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.) is an indigenous noble hardwood growing in the forests of the hilly area of continental Croatia, in Istria, and on the islands of Krk and Cres. As it grows in different ecological conditions, particularly edaphic and climate, and in different forest communities, one can assume there is a difference in the variability of populations. In the last few decades, chestnut blight (Cryphonectria parasitica /Murr./ Barr.) has been causing the drying and decay of sweet chestnut trees, while its management is significantly influenced by man, which could lead to the loss of genetic diversity. For that reason, the sweet chestnut is on the list of priority species for the conservation of genetic resources. Success of the measures for the conservation of genetic resources requires insights into the existing variability. For that purpose, the variability of sweet chestnut fruits was investigated in the region of Northwest Croatia using a morphometric analysis. The fruits were collected from five populations (Figure 1), during October of 2010. The populations were rep-resented with 20 trees each, and each tree with 10 fruits. In total, 1000 fruits and 10 morphological characteristics (Figure 2) were analysed and their ratios calculated. The results of the descriptive statistical analysis are presented in Table 1, by population (N = 200) and overall, for all populations together (N = 1000). The average weight of fruits for the 5 investigated populations was 8.3 g. The research conducted proved the variables describing the shape of the fruit and the hilum, and the ratio between the length and width of the hilum and the length and width of the fruit to be the least variable characteristics. Furthermore, lower variability coefficients are proper to the height and width of the fruit, while the thickness of the fruit was proven to be a characteristic of medium variability. High variability coefficients, from 26.3 % for the Samobor Mountains population to 40.1 % for the Kalnik population, were obtained for fruit weight. The most variable characteristics proved to be the variables pertaining to the number and length of intrusions and their ratio to the fruit thickness. The trees within populations differ significantly in all analysed properties, while the differences between populations are significant for the majority of investigated characteristics (Tables 2 and 4). For the majority of measured characteristics it was found that the largest share of variability is dependent on the variability of trees within the population (Table 3). Differences between populations account for the smallest share of variability. A cluster and discriminant analysis (Tables 5 and 6, Figures 3 and 4) established that mutually most similar populations are Samobor Mountains and Markuševac Mountain, followed by the Ivanščica population. Next is the Macelj population characterized by largest fruits, and the Kalnik population that differs the most from the other investigated populations. Th e Kalnik population is the only one present in a sweet chestnut forest with sessile oak (Querco-Castanetum sativae Horvat 1938) and belongs to the group of acidophilic and thermophilic forests, while the remaining four analysed populations belong to sweet chestnut forests of mesophilic character.
Key words: Castanea sativa Mill.; variability; fruits; Northwestern Croatia
Mile RADOČAJ, Mario BOŽIĆ, Mislav VEDRIŠ UDK 630*569 (001)
Applicability of Vertex telemeter in measuring the structure of montane beech stand using variable probability sampling     pdf     HR     EN 491
 
PRELIMINARY COMMUNICATION
     
Maja JURC, Miloš ČERNÝ, Dušan JURC UDK 630*453
First record of alien pest Ophiomyia kwansonis (Diptera: Agromyzidae) in Europe and its phytosanitary significance     pdf     HR     EN 501

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