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Coniferous forests

Author: Folke Andersson
Publisher: Amsterdam ; San Diego, CA : Elsevier, 2005.
Series: Ecosystems of the world, 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Starting with an account of the history and distribution of the conifers, this volume describes the most important areas in Asia, Europe, North and South America with conifer forests. The last in the "Ecosystem of the World" series, it deals with the functional aspects of the conifer forests, such as physiology, production, biomass, and more.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Folke Andersson
ISBN: 0444816275 9780444816276
OCLC Number: 62749956
Notes: Col. map on endpapers.
"The last volume in the series Ecosystems of the world"--Preface.
Description: xi, 633 pages : illustrations, maps (1 color) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Introduction / F. Andersson and P. Lhoir --
Boreal forests of Eurasia / H. Hytteborn [and others] --
The boreal forests of North America / M.G. Weber and K. van Cleve --
European non-boreal conifer forests / J. Timbal [and others] --
Coniferous forests of the temperate zone of Asia / Y. Nakamura and P.V. Krestov --
Non-boreal coniferous forests of North America / R.F. Powers [and others] --
The coniferous forests of South America / T.T. Veblen [and others] --
Special aspects of the physiology of conifers / R.B. Walker --
Primary production, yield and carbon dynamics / D.A. Maguire, A. Osawa and J.L.F. Batista --
Water cycling in coniferous forest ecosystems / H. Grip and J-E. Hällgren --
Nutrient cycles in conifer forests / D.W Johnson and D.W. Cole --
Importance of conifer forests in a global economic perspective / R. Persson --
Silviculture and management of conifer forests / G.F. Weetman --
Nutritional management of coniferous forests / R. Harrison, J. Prietzel and R. Jandl --
Recreation in coniferous forests / J.A. Wagar and G.W. Sharpe.
Series Title: Ecosystems of the world, 6.
Responsibility: edited by F. Andersson.

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