The Ecology and Silviculture of Oaks Book

The Ecology and Silviculture of Oaks


  • Author : Paul S. Johnson
  • Publisher : C A B International
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 580
  • ISBN 10 : 1845934741

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The Ecology and Silviculture of Oaks Excerpt :

This second edition contains ten chapters dealing with oak (Quercus)-related literature published since the first edition. Included are the relatively new subject areas of forest biomass use for fuel, the importance of carbon sequestration by forests, and how climate change is expected to affect the distribution of oaks and associated tree species. The chapters are grouped into three parts. The first part contains three chapters covering the ecological characteristics and distribution of oak species, the various kinds of oak forests in the USA and how they have been classified, and their history of human use. The second part comprises three chapters covering site productivity and stand development. An understanding of the productive capacity of oak forests is central to a broad spectrum of issues related to their management and potentialities, not only for timber but also for wildlife and other values, including carbon sequestration. The third part comprises four chapters on silvicultural methods and the growth and yield of oak forests.

Forests and Society Book

Forests and Society


  • Author : Kristiina A. Vogt
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845930981

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This book, which contains 8 chapters, provides a framework for the general public, forest managers and policy makers to understand what factors need to be included when working towards using and protecting the world's forests so that they can be sustained. Topics covered include: historical perceptions and use of forests; the creation of today's forest landscapes by global societies; decision making related to forests becoming democratic and globalized; changing views about the ecology and conservation of forests; the historical and continuing impacts of human disturbances (i.e., air pollution, climatic change, salt injury, introduced plants, introduced insects, introduced pathogens, forest management activities and wars) on forests; the relevance of natural disturbances (i.e., wildfires, wind, extreme temperature and moisture, volcanic eruptions, pathogens, and insect and vertebrate pests) in maintaining sustainable forests; the relationship of human health to forest management; and the relationship among forests, humans and the carbon cycle. Case studies from Australia, Bolivia, Botswana, China, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico and the USA, are also included.

Europe s Changing Woods and Forests Book

Europe s Changing Woods and Forests


  • Author : Keith Kirby
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 2015-06-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 391
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780643373

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Europe s Changing Woods and Forests Excerpt :

Our understanding of the ecological history of European forests has been transformed in the last twenty years. Bringing together key findings from across the continent, this book provides a comprehensive account of the relevance of historical studies to current conservation and management of forests. It combines theory with a series of regional case studies to show how different aspects of forestry play out according to the landscape and historical context of the local area.

General Technical Report NC  Book

General Technical Report NC


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre: Forests and forestry
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015057324157

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Fire in eastern oak forests Book

Fire in eastern oak forests


  • Author : Matthew Dickinson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Forest fires
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D029603917

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The Ecology and Silviculture of Mixed Species Forests Book

The Ecology and Silviculture of Mixed Species Forests


  • Author : M.J. Kelty
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-03-09
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401580526

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The Ecology and Silviculture of Mixed Species Forests Excerpt :

Much of the world's forested land is dominated by mixed-species stands. Understanding the complex structure and dynamics of these mixtures is a necessary step in the process of formulating appropriate silvicultural systems for their management. David M. Smith, Professor Emeritus of Silviculture at Yale University, has devoted much of his career to the study of the structure, development, and silvicultural treatment of these kinds of stands. This volume is presented by Professor Smith's collegues to honor the contributions he has made to the field. It contains both reviews of past work and results of current studies of mixed stands: topics range from analysis of forest dynamics in unmanaged stands to studies of silvicultural systems applied to mixtures, with examples drawn from boreal, temperate, and tropical regions. Much of the work stresses the importance of understanding the characteristic growth patterns of individual species within mixed stands, and how species interactions shape developmental patterns.

Oaks Physiological Ecology  Exploring the Functional Diversity of Genus Quercus L  Book

Oaks Physiological Ecology Exploring the Functional Diversity of Genus Quercus L


  • Author : Eustaquio Gil-Pelegrín
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-12-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 547
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319690995

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Oaks Physiological Ecology Exploring the Functional Diversity of Genus Quercus L Excerpt :

With more than 500 species distributed all around the Northern Hemisphere, the genus Quercus L. is a dominant element of a wide variety of habitats including temperate, tropical, subtropical and mediterranean forests and woodlands. As the fossil record reflects, oaks were usual from the Oligocene onwards, showing the high ability of the genus to colonize new and different habitats. Such diversity and ecological amplitude makes genus Quercus an excellent framework for comparative ecophysiological studies, allowing the analysis of many mechanisms that are found in different oaks at different level (leaf or stem). The combination of several morphological and physiological attributes defines the existence of different functional types within the genus, which are characteristic of specific phytoclimates. From a landscape perspective, oak forests and woodlands are threatened by many factors that can compromise their future: a limited regeneration, massive decline processes, mostly triggered by adverse climatic events or the competence with other broad-leaved trees and conifer species. The knowledge of all these facts can allow for a better management of the oak forests in the future.

The Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Book

The Longleaf Pine Ecosystem


  • Author : Shibu Jose
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-09-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN 10 : 9780387306872

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The Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Excerpt :

This book unites a wealth of current information on the ecology, silviculture and restoration of the Longleaf Pine ecosystem. The book includes a discussion of the significant historical, social and political aspects of ecosystem management, making it a valuable resource for students, land managers, ecologists, private landowners, government agencies, consultants and the forest products industry.

General Technical Report SRS Book

General Technical Report SRS


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Forests and forestry
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015053996453

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