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
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.