The editorial board selected two papers published during 2021 as highlighted papers. Both address important issues for the resilience and adaptation of forest ecosystems to climate change.
The first analyses the potential interactions between two constraints usually addressed independently: summer drought and frost events (late of early frost mainly); it particularly stresses that changes in phenology induced by drought may induce a delayed sensitivity to frost.
The second models the impact that silviculture may have on the resilience to drought, and shows that reducing basal density (and consequently leaf area index) may enhance the resilience of forest ecosystems to drought through reduced evapotranspiration.
The corresponding authors were granted a free publication in the journal over the 2 next years.