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Main Title Forest Dynamics, Growth and Yield From Measurement to Model / [electronic resource] :
Author Pretzsch, Hans.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2009
Call Number SD1-668
ISBN 9783540883074
Subjects Life sciences. ; Landscape ecology. ; Forests and forestry. ; Botany. ; Environmental management.
Internet Access
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Collation XIX, 664 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Forest Dynamics, Growth, and Yield -- From Primary Production to Growth and Harvestable Yield and Vice Versa -- Brief History and Profile of Long-Term Growth and Yield Research -- Planning Forest Growth and Yield Experiments -- Description and Quantification of Silvicultural Prescriptions -- Standard Analysis of Long-Term Experimental Plots -- Description and Analysis of Stand Structures -- Growing Space and Competitive Situation of Individual Trees -- Effects of Species Mixture on Tree and Stand Growth -- Growth Relationships and their Biometric Formulation -- Forest Growth Models -- Evaluation and Standard Description of Growth Models -- Application of Forest Simulation Models for Decision Support in Practice -- Diagnosis of Growth Disturbances -- Pathways to System Understanding and Management. The aim of this book is to improve the understanding of forest dynamics and the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. How do tree crowns, trees or entire forest stands respond to thinning in the long term? What effect do tree species mixtures and multi-layering have on the productivity and stability of trees, stands or forest enterprises? How do tree and stand growth respond to stress factors such as climate change or air pollution? Furthermore, in the event that one has acquired knowledge about the effects of thinning, mixture and stress, how can one make that knowledge applicable to decision-making in forestry practice? The experimental designs, analytical methods, general relationships and models for answering questions of this kind are the focus of this book. Given the structures dealt with, which range from plant organs to the tree, stand and enterprise levels, and the processes analysed in a time frame of days or months to decades or even centuries, this book is directed at all readers interested in trees, forest stands and forest ecosystems. This work has been compiled for students, scientists, lecturers, forest planners, forest managers, and consultants.