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The Ecology and silviculture of mixed-species forests : a festschrift for David M. Smith

Author: Matthew J Kelty; Bruce C Larson; Chadwick Dearing Oliver
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1992.
Series: Forestry sciences, v. 40.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains reviews and results of studies of mixed stands. This book includes topics ranging from analysis of forest dynamics in unmanaged stands to studies of silvicultural systems applied to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew J Kelty; Bruce C Larson; Chadwick Dearing Oliver
ISBN: 0792316436 9780792316435
OCLC Number: 25246610
Description: xiii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: I. Stand Structure and Dynamics: Overview of Principles.- 1. Pathways of development in mixed-species stands.- 2. Similarities of stand structures and stand development processes throughout the world-some evidence and applications to silviculture through adaptive management.- II. Stand Structure and Dynamics: Case Studies.- 3. Development of a mixed-conifer forest in Hokkaido, northern Japan, following a catastrophic windstorm: A "parallel" model of plant succession.- 4. The structure and dynamics of tropical rain forest in relation to tree species richness.- 5. Patterns of diversity in the boreal forest.- 6. Regeneration from seed under a range of canopy conditions in tropical wet forest, Puerto Rico.- 7. Establishment and early growth of advance regeneration of canopy trees in moist mixed-species forest.- III. Productivity of Mixed-Species Stands.- 8. Comparative productivity of monocultures and mixed-species stands.- 9. Exploring the possibilities of developing a physiological model of mixed stands.- IV. Silviculture and Management of Mixed-Species Stands.- 10. Stand development patterns in Allegheny hardwood forests, and their influence on silviculture and management practices.- 11. Experiments in mixed mountain forests in Bavaria.- 12. The red spruce-balsam fir forest of Maine: Evolution of silvicultural practice in response to stand development patterns and disturbances.- 13. Temperate zone roots of silviculture in the tropics.- 14. Forest analysis: Linking the stand and forest levels.- V. Concluding Remarks.- 15. Ideas about mixed stands.
Series Title: Forestry sciences, v. 40.
Responsibility: edited by Matthew J. Kelty, Bruce C. Larson, Chadwick D. Oliver.
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'...every serious student of woodland management or forest ecology would fin it of interest, and it ought to be shelves of every institution which is concerned with these subjects.' Arborical Journal Read more...

 
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