Physiological Ecology of Forest Production

Physiological Ecology of Forest Production
Author: J. J. Landsberg,Peter Sands
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-11-26
ISBN 10: 9780080922546
ISBN 13: 0080922546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Process-based models open the way to useful predictions of the future growth rate of forests and provide a means of assessing the probable effects of variations in climate and management on forest productivity. As such they have the potential to overcome the limitations of conventional forest growth and yield models, which are based on mensuration data and assume that climate and atmospheric CO2 concentrations will be the same in the future as they are now. This book discusses the basic physiological processes that determine the growth of plants, the way they are affected by environmental factors and how we can improve processes that are well-understood such as growth from leaf to stand level and productivity. A theme that runs through the book is integration to show a clear relationship between photosynthesis, respiration, plant nutrient requirements, transpiration, water relations and other factors affecting plant growth that are often looked at separately. This integrated approach will provide the most comprehensive source for process-based modelling, which is valuable to ecologists, plant physiologists, forest planners and environmental scientists. Includes explanations of inherently mathematical models, aided by the use of graphs and diagrams illustrating causal interactions and by examples implemented as Excel spreadsheets Uses a process-based model as a framework for explaining the mechanisms underlying plant growth Integrated approach provides a clear and relatively simple treatment

Applications of Physiological Ecology to Forest Management

Applications of Physiological Ecology to Forest Management
Author: J. J. Landsberg,S. T. Gower
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 354
Release: 1997-01-08
ISBN 10: 9780080527383
ISBN 13: 0080527388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Forest management is a complex process that now incorporates information obtained from many sources. It is increasingly obvious that the physiological status of the trees in a forest has a dramatic impact on the likely success of any particular management strategy. Indeed, models described in this book that deal with forest productivity and sustainability require physiological information. This information can only be obtained from an understanding of the basic biological mechanisms and processes that contribute to individual tree growth. This valuable book illustrates that physiological ecology is a fundamental element of proficient forest management. Provides essential information relevant to the continuing debate over sustainable forest management Outlines how modern tools for physiological ecology can be used in planning and managing forest ecosystems Reviews the most commonly used forest models and assesses their value and future

Studyguide for Physiological Ecology of Forest Production

Studyguide for Physiological Ecology of Forest Production
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publsiher: Cram101
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2013-05
ISBN 10: 9781490236872
ISBN 13: 1490236872
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studyguide for Physiological Ecology of Forest Production Book Review:

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780872893795. This item is printed on demand.

Outlines and Highlights for Physiological Ecology of Forest Production

Outlines and Highlights for Physiological Ecology of Forest Production
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publsiher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2011-04
ISBN 10: 9781614613220
ISBN 13: 1614613222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780123744609 .

Physiological Ecology of the Alpine Timberline

Physiological Ecology of the Alpine Timberline
Author: W. Tranquillini
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642671071
ISBN 13: 9783642671074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the European Alps the importance of forests as protection against ava lanches and soil erosion is becoming ever clearer with the continuing increase in population and development of tourism. The protective potential of the moun tain forests can currently only be partially realised because a considerable propor tion of high-altitude stands has been destroyed in historical times by man's extensive clearing ofthe forests. The forests still remaining are of limited effec tiveness, due to inadequate density of trees and over-maturity. Considerable efforts, however, are now being made in the Alps and other mountains of the globe to increase the high-altitude forested area through reforestation, to raise depressed timberlines, and to restore remaining protection forests using suit able silvicultural methods to their full protective value. This momentous task, if it is to be successful, must be planned on a sound foundation. An important prerequisite is the assembly of scientific facts con cerning the physical environment in the protection forest zone of mountains, and the course of various life processes of tree species occurring there. Since the introduction of practical field techniques it has been possible to investigate successfully the reaction of trees at various altitudes to recorded factors, and the extent to which they are adapted to the measured situations. Such ecophysio logical studies enable us to recognize the site requirements for individual tree species, and the reasons for the limits of their natural distribution.

Plant Physiological Ecology

Plant Physiological Ecology
Author: Hans Lambers,Rafael S. Oliveira
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2019-12-11
ISBN 10: 3030296393
ISBN 13: 9783030296391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Growth, reproduction, and geographical distribution of plants are profoundly influenced by their physiological ecology: the interaction with the surrounding physical, chemical, and biological environments. This textbook highlights mechanisms that underlie plant physiological ecology at the levels of physiology, biochemistry, biophysics, and molecular biology. At the same time, the integrative power of physiological ecology is well suited to assess the costs, benefits, and consequences of modifying plants for human needs and to evaluate the role of plants in natural and managed ecosystems. Plant Physiological Ecology, Third Edition is significantly updated, with many full color illustrations, and begins with the primary processes of carbon metabolism and transport, plant water relations, and energy balance. After considering individual leaves and whole plants, these physiological processes are then scaled up to the level of the canopy. Subsequent chapters discuss mineral nutrition and the ways in which plants cope with nutrient‐deficient or toxic soils. The book then looks at patterns of growth and allocation, life‐history traits, and interactions between plants and other organisms. Later chapters deal with traits that affect decomposition of plant material and with the consequences of plant physiological ecology at ecosystem and global levels. Plant Physiological Ecology, Third Edition features several boxed entries that extend the discussions of selected issues, a glossary, and numerous references to the primary and review literature. This significant new text is suitable for use in plant ecology courses, as well as classes ranging from plant physiology to plant molecular biology.

Plant Physiological Ecology

Plant Physiological Ecology
Author: Hans Lambers,F Stuart Chapin III,Thijs L. Pons
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 605
Release: 2008-10-08
ISBN 10: 9780387783413
ISBN 13: 0387783415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Box 9E. 1 Continued FIGURE 2. The C–S–R triangle model (Grime 1979). The strategies at the three corners are C, competiti- winning species; S, stress-tolerating s- cies; R,ruderalspecies. Particular species can engage in any mixture of these three primary strategies, and the m- ture is described by their position within the triangle. comment briefly on some other dimensions that Grime’s (1977) triangle (Fig. 2) (see also Sects. 6. 1 are not yet so well understood. and 6. 3 of Chapter 7 on growth and allocation) is a two-dimensional scheme. A C—S axis (Com- tition-winning species to Stress-tolerating spe- Leaf Economics Spectrum cies) reflects adaptation to favorable vs. unfavorable sites for plant growth, and an R- Five traits that are coordinated across species are axis (Ruderal species) reflects adaptation to leaf mass per area (LMA), leaf life-span, leaf N disturbance. concentration, and potential photosynthesis and dark respiration on a mass basis. In the five-trait Trait-Dimensions space,79%ofallvariation worldwideliesalonga single main axis (Fig. 33 of Chapter 2A on photo- A recent trend in plant strategy thinking has synthesis; Wright et al. 2004). Species with low been trait-dimensions, that is, spectra of varia- LMA tend to have short leaf life-spans, high leaf tion with respect to measurable traits. Compared nutrient concentrations, and high potential rates of mass-based photosynthesis. These species with category schemes, such as Raunkiaer’s, trait occur at the ‘‘quick-return’’ end of the leaf e- dimensions have the merit of capturing cont- nomics spectrum.

The Physiological Ecology of Woody Plants

The Physiological Ecology of Woody Plants
Author: Theodore T. Kozlowski,Paul J. Kramer,Stephen G. Pallardy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 657
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0323138004
ISBN 13: 9780323138000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The efficient management of trees and other woody plants can be improved given an understanding of the physiological processes that control growth, the complex environmental factors that influence those processes, and our ability to regulate and maintain environmental conditions that facilitate growth. Emphasizes genetic and environmental interactions that influence woody plant growth Outlines responses of individual trees and tree communities to environmental stress Explores cultural practices useful for efficient management of shade, forest, and fruit trees, woody vines, and shrubs

Terrestrial Global Productivity

Terrestrial Global Productivity
Author: Jacques Roy,Bernard Saugier,Harold A. Mooney
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 573
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780125052900
ISBN 13: 0125052901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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As the global climate changes, there are concomitant changes in global biological productivity. This book is devoted to the assessment of terrestrial Net Primary Productivity ("the total amount of energy acquired by green plants during photosynthesis, minus the energy lost through respiration"--APDS&T, pp. 1457). The book is comprised of three major sections. The first section is a review of the processes that operate globally to influence productivity--these are the initial conditions of any model of primary productivity. The second section is comprised of chapters that assess the contribution of particular ecosystems to global productivity. The final major section contains chapters of a synthetic nature that describe attempts to model global productivity. This book should appeal to both ecologists and environmental scientists.

Forest Growth and Yield Modeling

Forest Growth and Yield Modeling
Author: Aaron R. Weiskittel,David W. Hann,John A. Kershaw, Jr.
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2011-08-22
ISBN 10: 0470665009
ISBN 13: 9780470665008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Growth and Yield Modeling Book Review:

"Completely updated and expanded new edition of this widely cited book, Modelling Forest Growth and Yield, 2nd Edition synthesizes current scientific literature, provides insights in how models are constructed, gives suggestions for future developments, and outlines keys for successful implementation of models.The book describes current modeling approaches for predicting forest growth and yield and explores the components that comprise the various modeling approaches. It provides the reader with the tools for evaluating and calibrating growth and yield models and outlines the steps necessary for developing a forest growth and yield model"--

The Management of Industrial Forest Plantations

The Management of Industrial Forest Plantations
Author: José G. Borges,Luis Diaz-Balteiro,Marc E. McDill,Luiz C.E. Rodriguez
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 543
Release: 2014-09-01
ISBN 10: 9401788995
ISBN 13: 9789401788991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Management of Industrial Forest Plantations. Theoretical Foundations and Applications provides a synthesis of current knowledge about industrial forestry management planning processes. It covers components of the forest supply chain ranging from modelling techniques to management planning approaches and information and communication technology support. It may provide effective support to education, research and outreach activities that focus on forest industrial plantations management. It may contribute further to support forest managers when developing industrial plantations management plans. The book includes the discussion of applications in 26 Management Planning in Actions boxes. These applications highlight the linkage between theory and practice and the contribution of models, methods and management planning approaches to the efficiency and the effectiveness of industrial plantations management planning.

Forest Ecosystems

Forest Ecosystems
Author: Richard H. Waring,S. W. Running
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 370
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780127354439
ISBN 13: 0127354433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book provides new methods of analysis by introducing new techniques to explore the changes in climatic cycles, the implications of wide-scale pollution, fire and other ecological disturbances that have a global effect on all life forms. It provides the reader with almost 40 percent new material in an attempt to organize principles and provide examples for expanding the horizon of ecosystem analyses. It also defines terms and explains concepts in a variety of ways by providing models, equations, graphs, and tabular examples. To help facilitate analysis, the book includes a CD-ROM with additional illustrations and Forest BGC software. * Additional coverage of regional and global scaling issues * New chapters on ecosystem modeling, remote sensing and monitoring of atmospheric chemistry added * Includes a CD-ROM with additional illustrations and Forest BGC Software

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Management Options

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Management Options
Author: James M. Vose,Kier D. Klepzig
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2013-12-05
ISBN 10: 1466572760
ISBN 13: 9781466572768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Forest land managers face the challenges of preparing their forests for the impacts of climate change. However, climate change adds a new dimension to the task of developing and testing science-based management options to deal with the effects of stressors on forest ecosystems in the southern United States. The large spatial scale and complex interactions make traditional experimental approaches difficult. Yet, the current progression of climate change science offers new insights from recent syntheses, models, and experiments, providing enough information to start planning now for a future that will likely include an increase in disturbances and rapid changes in forest conditions. Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Management Options: A Guide for Natural Resource Managers in Southern Forest Ecosystems provides a comprehensive analysis of forest management options to guide natural resource management in the face of future climate change. Topics include potential climate change impacts on wildfire, insects, diseases, and invasives, and how these in turn might affect the values of southern forests that include timber, fiber, and carbon; water quality and quantity; species and habitats; and recreation. The book also considers southern forest carbon sequestration, vulnerability to biological threats, and migration of native tree populations due to climate change. This book utilizes the most relevant science and brings together science experts and land managers from various disciplines and regions throughout the south to combine science, models, and on-the-ground experience to develop management options. Providing a link between current management actions and future management options that would anticipate a changing climate, the authors hope to ensure a broader range of options for managing southern forests and protecting their values in the future.

Productivity of America s Forests and Climate Change

Productivity of America s Forests and Climate Change
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 70
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CHI:82605430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Productivity of America s Forests and Climate Change

Productivity of America s Forests and Climate Change
Author: Richard A. Birdsey
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 70
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780788127649
ISBN 13: 0788127640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Analyzes the impacts of elevated carbon dioxide & climate change on forested ecosystems, & the economic feedbacks on harvest patterns & vegetation change on private timberlands in the U.S. Used as a framework linking general circulation model output, an ecosystem model (TEM), models of the forest sector, & a carbon accounting model. Future climates are described with output from the different models. The strong demand for wood products in the future dampens any positive growth effects on forests, for all but the maximum scenario. Charts, tables & maps.

Physiological ecology of plants of the wet tropics

Physiological ecology of plants of the wet tropics
Author: Ernesto Medina,H.A. Mooney,C. Vazquez-Yanes
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9400972997
ISBN 13: 9789400972995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book contains the results of a Symposium on the physiological ecology of plants of the lowland wet tropics held in Mexico in June 1983 organized by the Instituto de Biologla of the National University of M"exico (U. N . A. M. ), and sponsored by UNAM, CONACYT, NSF and UNESCO (CIET). A workshop portion of the Symposium was held at the tropical research station at Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz. This Symposium originated in response to the increasing interest in the physiological ecology of tropical plants, because of the potential. of this field to provide a basic understanding of functioning of tropical plant communities. The study of physiological ecology of tropical plants has been delayed in some cases by the lack of conceptual framework, but also by the absence of appropriate instrumentation and techniques with which to conduct precise measurements under high temperature, high humidity field conditions. Hypotheses and concepts of the physiological ecology of tropical plants have been based mainly on observational data and the analysis of growth forms and leaf anatomf. The early work of A. F. W. Schimper and o. Stocker in Asia, and the extensive surveys made by H. Walter on the osmotic potentials of plants in the tropics and subtropics, constituted, until relatively recently, the only available information on the water and carbon relations of tropical plants.

Tropical Forests Management and Ecology

Tropical Forests  Management and Ecology
Author: Ariel E. Lugo,Carol Lowe
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461224985
ISBN 13: 9781461224983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tropical Forests Management and Ecology Book Review:

Forestry professors used to remind students that, whereas physicians bury their mistakes, foresters die before theirs are noticed. But good institutions live longer than the scientists who contribute to building them, and the half-century of work of the USDA Forest Service's Institute of Tropical Forestry (ITF) is in plain view: an unprecedented corpus of accomplishments that would instill pride in any organization. There is scarcely anyone interested in current issues of tropical forestry who would not benefit from a refresher course in ITF's findings: its early collaboration with farmers to establish plantations, its successes in what we now call social forestry, its continuous improvement of nursery practices, its screening trials of native species, its development of wood-processing technologies appropriate for developing countries, its thorough analysis of tropical forest function, and its holistic approach toward conservation of endangered species. Fortunately, ITF has a long history of information exchange through teaching; like many others, I got my own start in tropical forest ecology fromjust such a course in Puerto Rico. And long before politicians recognized the global importance of tropical forestry, the ITF staff served actively as ambassadors of the discipline, visiting tropical coun tries everywhere to learn and, when invited to do so, to help solve local problems. It is a general principle of biogeography that species' turnover rates on islands are higher than those on continents. Inevitably, the same is true of scientists assigned to work on islands.

Application of Geographic Information Systems

Application of Geographic Information Systems
Author: Bhuiyan Monwar Alam
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2012-10-31
ISBN 10: 9535108247
ISBN 13: 9789535108245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Application of Geographic Information Systems Book Review:

The importance of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can hardly be overemphasized in today’s academic and professional arena. More professionals and academics have been using GIS than ever – urban

Physiological Ecology of Nitrogen Utilisation by Forest Plants

Physiological Ecology of Nitrogen Utilisation by Forest Plants
Author: Annika Nordin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 83
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D01911330O
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Literature of Forestry and Agroforestry

The Literature of Forestry and Agroforestry
Author: Peter McDonald,J. P. Lassoie
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 445
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780801431814
ISBN 13: 0801431816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Literature of Forestry and Agroforestry Book Review:

Discusses the evolution of forestry and agroforestry and presents the core literature in these fields, covering both traditional and emerging areas. Topics include changes in forest science in the 20th century, the development of agroforestry literature, the role of professional societies and the US