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The ecology and silviculture of oaks

Author: Paul S Johnson; Stephen R Shifley; Robert Rogers
Publisher: Wallingford, Oxfordshire ; Cambridge, MA : CABI, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
This second edition contains ten chapters dealing with oak (Quercus)-related literature published since the first edition. Included are the relatively new subject areas of forest biomass use for fuel, the importance of carbon sequestration by forests, and how climate change is expected to affect the distribution of oaks and associated tree species. The chapters are grouped into three parts. The first part contains  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Johnson, Paul S.
Ecology and silviculture of oaks.
Wallingford, Oxon ; New York : CABI, ©2002
(DLC) 2009001098
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul S Johnson; Stephen R Shifley; Robert Rogers
ISBN: 9781845934750 184593475X
OCLC Number: 864010348
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 580 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction : conflicting environmental philosophies --
Silviculture : a consilient discipline --
Oak-dominated ecosystems --
Regeneration ecology I : flowering, fruiting and reproduction characteristics --
Regeneration ecology II : population dynamics --
Site productivity --
Development of natural stands --
Self-thinning and stand density --
Even-aged silvicultural methods --
Uneven-aged silvicultural methods --
Silvicultural methods for multi-resource management --
Growth and yield --
Appendix 1 : common and scientific names of species mentioned --
Appendix 2 : forest cover types of eastern USA dominated Oaks or Oaks mixed with other species --
Appendix 3 : forest cover types of western USA dominated by Oaks or Oaks mixed with other species --
Appendix 4 : formulae for converting site index (in feet at a base age of 50) of one species to another in unglaciated regions of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia --
Appendix 5 : formulae for converting site indexes (in feet at base age 50) for Oaks and associated species from one species to another in three regions --
Appendix 6 : formulae for converting yellow-poplar site index to Oak site indexes in the Virginia-Carolina Piedmont --
Appendix 7 : parameter estimate for site index asymptotes (S) and species coefficients (b) for deriving height/dbh site index curves from equation 4.1 --
Appendix 8 : common conversions.
Responsibility: Paul S. Johnson, Stephen R. Shifley and Robert Rogers.


By considering oak forests as responsive ecosystems, this updated new edition draws on the authors' extensive experience in order to examine topics essential to understanding the unique  Read more...


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