Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, 1st Edition

  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0080548016
  • ISBN-13: 9780080548012
  • DDC: 634.903
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released November 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

  • Price:  Sign in for price



Combining broad coverage with excellent science, Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences is sure to become the standard reference work in the field. Recent advances in forest science techniques make this an excellent time to summarize current knowledge in a comprehensive reference work. Including reviews of the biological, managerial, social and economic aspects of forest science, this work also ranges from pure molecular biology to the production and use of wood and non-wood products. It incorporates detailed reviews of major tree species' taxonomy and genetics, the world's forest ecosystems and their ecology, and the biotic, climatic, edaphic and hydrological influences of forests. This four-volume set also includes consideration of the social, public and political aspects of forests and the instruments to support effective management.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Guide to Use of the Encyclopedia.
1: Afforestation.
2: Species Choice.
3: Ground Preparation.
4: Stand Establishment, Treatment and Promotion – European Experience.
5: Agroforestry.
6: Biodiversity.
7: Biodiversity in Forests.
8: Plant Diversity in Forests.
9: Endangered Species of Trees.
10: Ecology.
11: Plant–Animal Interactions in Forest Ecosystems.
12: Reproductive Ecology of Forest Trees.
13: Forest Canopies.
14: Natural Disturbance in Forest Environments.
15: Biological Impacts of Deforestation and Fragmentation.
16: Human Influences on Tropical Forest Wildlife.
17: Aquatic Habitats in Forest Ecosystems.
18: Entomology.
19: Population Dynamics of Forest Insects.
20: Foliage Feeders in Temperate and Boreal Forests.
21: Defoliators.
22: Sapsuckers.
23: Bark Beetles.
24: Environment.
25: Environmental Impacts.
26: Impacts of Air Pollution on Forest Ecosystems.
27: Carbon Cycle.
28: Impacts of Elevated CO2 and Climate Change.
29: Experimental Methods and Analysis.
30: Biometric Research.
31: Design, Performance and Evaluation of Experiments.
32: Statistical Methods (Mathematics and Computers).
33: Genetics and Genetic Resources.
34: Genetic Systems of Forest Trees.
35: Quantitative Genetic Principles.
36: Population, Conservation and Ecological Genetics.
37: Genecology and Adaptation of Forest Trees.
38: Cytogenetics of Forest Tree Species.
39: Forest Management for Conservation.
40: Genetic Aspects of Air Pollution and Climate Change.
41: Molecular Biology of Forest Trees.
42: Propagation Technology for Forest Trees.
43: Harvesting.
44: Forest Operations in the Tropics, Reduced Impact Logging.
45: Harvesting of Thinnings.
46: Roading and Transport Operations.
47: Wood Delivery.
48: Forest Operations Under Mountainous Conditions.
49: Health and Protection.
50: Diagnosis, Monitoring and Evaluation.
51: Biochemical and Physiological Aspects.
52: Integrated Pest Management Principles.
53: Integrated Pest Management Practices.
54: Forest Fires (Prediction, Prevention, Preparedness and Suppression).
55: Hydrology.
56: Hydrological Cycle.
57: Impacts of Forest Conversion on Streamflow.
58: Impacts of Forest Management on Streamflow.
59: Impacts of Forest Plantations on Streamflow.
60: Impacts of Forest Management on Water Quality.
61: Soil Erosion Control.
62: Snow and Avalanche Control.
63: Inventory.
64: Forest Inventory and Monitoring.
65: Large-scale Forest Inventory and Scenario Modeling.
66: Multipurpose Resource Inventories.
67: Stand Inventories.
68: Modeling.
69: Landscape and Planning.
70: Perceptions of Forest Landscapes.
71: Visual Analysis of Forest Landscapes.
72: Visual Resource Management Approaches.
73: Perceptions of Nature by Indigenous Communities.
74: Urban Forestry.
75: Forest Amenity Planning Approaches.
76: The Role of Visualization in Forest Planning.
77: Landscape Ecology, Use and Application in Forestry.
78: Landscape Ecology, the Concepts.
79: Spatial Information.