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Oldeman, Roelof A. A. 1937-

Works: 87 works in 190 publications in 4 languages and 2,344 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Editor, Contributor, Other, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: QH541.5.R27, 574.52642
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Most widely held works by Roelof A. A Oldeman
The tropical rain forest : a first encounter by Marius Jacobs( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A matter of public awareness; How rain forest are studied; Climate; Soils and cycles; The trees; Other life forms; Composition; Primary and secondary forest; Tropical America; Malesia; Tropical Africa; elationships of plants and animals; Evolution; How species are formed; At the fringes of the rain forest; Values of the rain forest; Damage and destruction; Protection; Forest and man
Tropical trees and forests : an architectural analysis by Francis Hallé( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and German and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is a tree?. The botanical world of the tropics. Elements of tree architecture. Inherited tree architecture. Opportunistic tree architecture. Forests and vegetation
Forests : elements of silvology by Roelof A. A Oldeman( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Silvology is the general science of forest ecosystems, without the usual division between Man and Nature. This systematic treatment of forests intends to integrate and harmonize existing approaches with the help of systems modeling in a hierarchy of close system levels, according to criteria of biological architecture, biomass production and species composition. Scientists and practitioners will appreciate this synoptic treatment of forests and their ecology, allowing the balance of holistic and reductionist viewpoints, and the placement of phenomena and techniques. Topics covered include: - introduction of the methods, - sections on forest organisms, - a special chapter on trees, - eco-units, i.e. forest ecosystems developing after some zero-event like fire, storm or waterlogging, - silvatic mosaics built by the eco-units of different size, architecture and species composition, - a summary of silvological rules determining system's behaviour at every level, e.g. fragmentation and fusion, transfer of functions, irreversibility and process oscillation"--Publisher's comment
Tropical hardwood utilization : practice and prospects by Roelof A. A Oldeman( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tropical hardwood resources. Introduction to the resource question. Tropical harwood resources. Draft of large-scale forest inventoires out in the tropics. Present and future forest and plantation areas in the tropics. Devastation of tropical forest though forst exploitation myth or reality?. Life insueance for tropical harwdood resources. Prospects of plantation and lesser-known tropical harwdood species for commercial utilization. Guidelines for Brazilian forestry policy, period 1979-1985 by the Brazilia Institute for Forestry Development. Tropical hardwood markets and marketing. Introduction to tropical and marketing. Introduction to tropical hardwood markests. Study on the trade and utilization of tropical hardwoods. The united States market for tropical hardwoods. Characteristic features of indivicual markets for tropical harwdoods in Europe. Examples of other european tropical hardwood markets among other, sections. Viewpoints from tropical harwdood producing countries with sections by the ghana timber marketing borad. Example of an institutional framework in an importing country. End-uses of tropical harwdoods: introduction. Timber use joinery in britain. Developments and opportunities in the british tropical timber market. Technical and economic aspects of the utilization of tropical woods in industrial joinery in France. Tropical hardwoods doors: experience in Sweden. Final use of tropical hardwoods. Wood in hydraulic engineering. Narual durability assessement of tropical timber in connection with end-uses in external joinery in the Netherlands. Research on joints in Ekki and bilinga. Choice patterns for choice patterns for tropical timber imported in servn European countries. Criteria for the choice of tropical timber species with emphasis on non-technical and non-economic aspects. Grading standardization: an introduction
Essai sur l'architecture et la dynamique de croissance des arbres tropicaux by Francis Hallé( Book )

13 editions published in 1970 in French and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forest components by Roelof A. A Oldeman( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on the architecture and dynamics of growth of tropical trees by F Halle( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'architecture de la forêt guyanaise by Roelof A. A Oldeman( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggle of life : or the natural history of stress and adaptation by M Rossignol( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Life emprisons stress and puts it to work. It often does so by symbiosis. Struggle is a property of life. This book presents Life as a struggle to bring the order of Mendel's Laws of heredity. The physical world tends to run out of useful energy like an old-fashioned clock. The secret of Life is, that it brings order where useful energy has gone, by a process called adaptation. This struggle of life so fashions biodiversity at all levels. Many decades of long-term experiments in test-tubes, long-term study of oceans and climates and forest ecosystem research allowed the authors to compare adaptation of life, from submicroscopic nucleotides to huge ecosystems. The sun's atomic clock beats the rhythm of environmental stress. Behaviour, rhythm and architecture were studied and explained at all levels, from molecule to plant or animal and to ecosystems. All evolution in Life follows pathways of a few steps only, joined by `biological clasps '. A clasp is like a coded biological lock at the end of a chain. A clasp opens or closes each half-path around the DNA helix., A meristem-with-leaf ('leaf-plus') opens or closes the pathway of shoot growth in plants, a ` minimal axis ' allows or blocks branching, perhaps ` homeotic genes ' in animals possess clasps. ` Critical eco-units ' stop or start ecosystem succession. Adaptation to stress requires a change of the code of the lock, that is a changed clasp, and so produces new instructions for new, adapted development. Codes are changed by plasmid transfer in DNA, meristem differentiation in plants, selective activation of seeds and eggs in mini-ecosystems. The sheer number of processes causes development to be complex and fuzzy. The struggle of Life has no mechanical precision. It creates similar but not quite the same, new, unexpected, diverse places for new, diverse structures and organisms to grow."--Site web
L'Architecture de la forêt guyanaise by Roelof A. A Oldeman( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De boom der vrijheid by Roelof A. A Oldeman( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in Dutch and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of silvology by Roelof A. A Oldeman( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecotypes des arbres et gradients ecologiques verticaux en foret guyanaise by Roelof A. A Oldeman( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tropical Hardwood Utilization by Roelof A. A Oldeman( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

25 jaar een "Boom der vrijheid" : liber amicorum Prof Dr Ir R. A. A. Oldeman( )

1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'architecture de la végétation ripicole forestière des fleuves et criques guyanais by Roelof A. A Oldeman( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vegetation structure, logging damage and silviculture in a tropical rain forest in Suriname by W. B. J Jonkers( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

. This system, which is referred to as the Celos Silvicultural System, is developed further in this study. Selective logging is the first action of forest management. Felling limits for most species need to be raised from 35 cm to 50 cm dbh to secure future harvests. If carried out properly, logging does not cause unacceptable damage to the stand. The forest responds to logging with a slow recovery process and a refinement is scheduled one to two years after felling to release commercial species. This treatment consists of cutting lianas and poison-girdling trees without commercial value, which are either larger than 40 cm dbh or 20 - 40 cm dbh and within 10 m of a commercial tree. A second treatment is necessary ten years after the initial harvest and the third one is scheduled a few years before the second cut. These follow-up treatments differ from the first one in the selection of trees to be poison-girdled
Sustainable development of Scots pine forests by J. H Kuper( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doel van deze studie was het ontwerpen en toetsen van een bosbeheerssysteem voor grove dennenbos, dat voldoet aan de eisen van duurzame bosontwikkeling, te weten: duurzame voorziening van hout en het behoud van soorten. Het veldwerk werd tussen 1984 en 1992 uitgevoerd in oude grove dennen opstanden (60 tot 140 jaar) in de Koninklijke Houtvesterij Het Loo en Paleispark Het Loo
Ecology of beech forests in the northern hemisphere by Rob Peters( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

. The beeches are a homogeneous group of 11 deciduous tree species growing in the Northern Hemisphere (Figure 1.1). They often dominate forest ecosystems throughout their ranges. The optimum for beech is on acidic and mesic loam soils. The ranges are limited by summer water deficits in continental and southern climates, and low winter temperatures and late spring frost in the north. The purpose of my research was to find out why beeches are such widespread successful trees. I tried to answer several questions:<br/>1. Do these beech species have something in common as forest organisms? What makes them different from codominant trees? In Chapter 3, I selected radial growth and size parameters for such comparisons among trees. Size parameters were tree height, stem diameter and crown projection.<br/>2. What are common characteristics of beech forests over the whole range? In Chapter 4, I analyzed geographical trends in woody species composition and forest architecture. Within each site, I compared tree-height distribution and tree regeneration and related them to forest architecture.<br/>3. Are there common characteristics in the dynamics of beech forests? The relation between suppressed and released growth in trees, as well as release frequency, yields information about stability and change in the forest. In Chapter 5, I compared suppression and release in tree-ring chronologies of trees in different study sites. The per tree number of major releases was counted over one century. For each study site, I used this parameter to calculate the per year per tree probability of a major release. In Chapter 2, I described the 16 study sites (Figure 2.1, Table 2.1) which were representative of beech forests in different geographic areas. They were selected in sites with minimal human influences. In each study site, I selected at least two plots. The plots included different phases of forest development and were between 300 and 2400m <sup>2</SUP>in size. Tree height and stem diameter were measured in trees taller than 5m, and in a subplot, trees between 0.5m and 5m were measured. Their stem position and crown projection were mapped. Among plants lower than 0.5m, I recorded abundance of beech seedlings and estimated percentage cover of important plant species. Increment cores were taken from trees growing in the forest canopy, in canopy gaps and in the understory. Generally, beeches are more shade-tolerant than their deciduous broad-leaved codominants and less shade-tolerant than their evergreen broad-leaved codominants. During its lifecycle a beech tree can pass several periods of suppression (Table 3.7). Compared with beech, height/stem-diameter ratios were relatively higher in deciduous and lower in evergreen broad-leaved codominants. With the exception of Acer saccharum and Cyclobalanopsis multinervis, beeches had more variable height/ stem-diameter relationships than any codominant analyzed (Table 3.3). Beech had a more flexible growth strategy than codominant tree species. The architecture of beech forests was most simple in some European beech forests and became increasingly complex in eastern Asiatic beech forests (Chapter 4). The eastern Asiatic beech forests were richest in woody species and had the highest ratio of evergreen vs deciduous broad-leaved tree species. In each study site, the forest canopy covered about 70% of the area and potential trees dominated in the canopy gaps. Exceptions were some Asiatic sites where medium-tall tree species or shrub and dwarf bamboo species dominated in the canopy gaps, and beech seedlings could not establish themselves, Beech juveniles were also absent from Chinese study sites where evergreen broad-leaved trees were abundant in the understory. The beech forests are very different in architecture and species composition. There was a relationship between per year per tree probability of major release and the codominance of other tree species (Chapter 5). High probabilities of major release in the study sites where deciduous broad-leaved tree species could occur, favored these tree species over beech. Low probabilities of major release in the study sites where evergreen broad-leaved tree species could occur, favored these tree species over beech. In the study sites with evergreen broad-leaved trees, codominance of beech is probably maintained through infrequent and large-scale major releases. The interval between changes in the forest architecture, and consequently light levels in the forest, is important in determining the dominance of beech. The Fagus species form an ecologically homogeneous group of tree species that are successfully dominating or codominating the forest ecosystems where they occur. Shade tolerance and flexible growth strategies form the basis for the success of beech. Beeches have a wide tolerance for macroclimate and soil as long as these are sufficiently humid, however the extent of their dominance is determined by the frequency of wind impacts
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Alternative Names
Oldeman, R. A. A.

Oldeman, R.A.A. 1937-

Oldeman, R. A. A. (Roelof A. A.)

Oldeman, R. A. A. (Roelof A. A.), 1937-

Oldeman, Roelof A. A.

Oldeman, Roelof Arent Albert 1937-

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