Mixed-Species Forests: Ecology and Management – eBook


  • Authors: Hans Pretzsch, David I. Forrester, Jurgen Bauhus
  • File Size: 21 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 663 pages
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Publication Date: June 10, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0721GMTFD
  • ISBN-10: 3662545519, 3662572036
  • ISBN-13: 9783662545515, 9783662572030
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Mixed-Species Forests: Ecology and Management, (PDF) provides a detailed overview of the present state of knowledge concerning the ecology and management of structurally and compositionally diverse forests. It gives answers to central questions such as:

  • Do the ecological features of mixed-species stands also translate into economic differences between monocultures and mixtures?
  • How are the results of species mixtures  on ecosystem functioning influenced by the particular species composition, stand structure and site conditions?
  •  How do mixed-species stands match with monocultures in relation to productivity, wood quality, and ecological stability in the face of disturbances and stress?
  • How does any over- or underyielding at the forest-stand level develop from the tree and organ level, and what are the key mechanisms behind mixing effects?
  • How can our present scientific understanding of mixed-species forests be combined into silvicultural concepts as well as practical forest management and planning?
  • What are the scientific concepts used to evaluate the growth, dynamics, and functioning of mixed-species forests, how generalizable are they, and what type of experiments are necessary to develop them further?

In addition, the ebook addresses experimental designs and analytical approaches to study mixed-species forests and provides broad empirical information, general concepts, models, and management approaches for mixed-species forests. As such, it presents a valuable resource for educators, college students, and scientists, as well as professional forest planners, consultants and managers.