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Old-growth forests : function, fate and value

Author: Christian Wirth
Publisher: Berlin ; Heidelberg : Springer, 2009.
Series: Ecological studies, vol. 207.
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The first ever book to focus on the ecosystem functioning of old-growth forests, this exhaustive compendium contains original research by the authors and is global in scope, studying boreal forests  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Wirth
ISBN: 9783540927051 3540927050
OCLC Number: 432308881
Notes: Literaturangaben.
Description: XXVI, 512 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I Introduction1 Old-growth forests: function, fate and value - An OverviewChristian Wirth, Gerd Gleixner, Martin Heimann2 Old-growth forest definitions: a pragmatic viewChristian Wirth, Christian Messier, Yves Bergeron, Dorothea Frank, Anja Fankhanel3 Old trees and the meaning of `old'Fritz Hans Schweingruber, Christian WirthPart II Aboveground processes4 Ecophysiological characteristics of mature trees and stands - consequences for old-growth forest productivityWerner L. Kutsch, Christian Wirth, Jens Kattge, Stefanie Noellert, Matthias Herbst, Ludger Kappen5 The imprint of succession on old-growth forest carbon balances - insights from a trait-based model of forest dynamicsChristian Wirth and Jeremy Lichstein6 Functional relationships between old-growth forest canopies, understorey light and vegetation dynamicsChristian Messier, Juan Posada, Isabelle Aubin and Marilou Beaudet7 Biosphere-atmosphere exchange of old-growth forests: processes and patternAlexander Knohl, Detlef Schulze, Christian Wirth8 Woody detritus mass and its contribution to carbon dynamics of old-growth forests: The temporal contextMark E. HarmonPart III Belowground processes9 Aboveground and belowground consequences of long-term forest retrogression in the timeframe of millennia and beyondDavid A. Wardle10 Rooting patterns of old-growth forests. Is aboveground structural and functionaldiversity mirrored belowground?Jurgen Bauhus11 Soil Carbon Accumulation in Old-Growth ForestsGerd Gleixner, Cindy Tefs, Albrecht Jordan, Mathias Hammer, Andreas Telz, Uwe E. Schmidt and Stephan Glatzel, Christian Wirth 12 Is there a theoretical limit for soil carbon storage in old-growth forests? A model analysis with contrasting approachesMarkus Reichstein, Goeran Agren, Sebastien FontainePart IV Biomes13 Old-growth forests in the Canadian boreal: The exception rather than rule?Yves Bergeron, Karen A. Harper14 Biomass chronosequences of U.S. forests: implications for carbon storage and forest managementJeremy W. Lichstein, Christian Wirth, Henry S. Horn, Stephen W. Pacala15 Temperate and boreal old growth forests: how does their growth dynamics and biodiversity differ from young stands and managed forests?Ernst-Detlef Schulze, Dominik Hessenmoeller, Alexander Knohl, Sebastiaan Luyssaert, Annett Boerner, John Grace16 Old-growth temperate rainforests of South America: Conservation, plant-animal interactions, and baseline biogeochemical processesJ. J. Armesto, C. Smith-Ramirez, M. Carmona, J. L. Celis-Diez , I. Diaz, A. Gaxiola, A. G. Gutierrez, M. Nunez-Avila , C. Perez, and R. Rozzi17 Tropical rain forests as old-growth forestsJohn Grace, Patrick MeirPart V Human dimensions18 Detecting intact forests from space: Hot spots of loss, deforestation and the UNFCCCFrederic Achard , Hugh Eva, Danilo Mollicone , Peter Popatov , Hans-Jurgen Stibig , Svetlana Turubanova, Alexey Yaroshenko19 Impacts of land use on
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