Forest Dynamics Growth and Yield

Author: Hans Pretzsch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540883074
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The aim of this book is to improve the understanding of forest dynamics and the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. How do tree crowns, trees or entire forest stands respond to thinning in the long term? What effect do tree species mixtures and multi-layering have on the productivity and stability of trees, stands or forest enterprises? How do tree and stand growth respond to stress factors such as climate change or air pollution? Furthermore, in the event that one has acquired knowledge about the effects of thinning, mixture and stress, how can one make that knowledge applicable to decision-making in forestry practice? The experimental designs, analytical methods, general relationships and models for answering questions of this kind are the focus of this book. Given the structures dealt with, which range from plant organs to the tree, stand and enterprise levels, and the processes analysed in a time frame of days or months to decades or even centuries, this book is directed at all readers interested in trees, forest stands and forest ecosystems. This work has been compiled for students, scientists, lecturers, forest planners, forest managers, and consultants.

Forest Growth and Yield Modeling

Author: Aaron R. Weiskittel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470665009
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Completely updated and expanded new edition of this widely cited book, Modelling Forest Growth and Yield, 2nd Edition synthesizes current scientific literature, provides insights in how models are constructed, gives suggestions for future developments, and outlines keys for successful implementation of models.The book describes current modeling approaches for predicting forest growth and yield and explores the components that comprise the various modeling approaches. It provides the reader with the tools for evaluating and calibrating growth and yield models and outlines the steps necessary for developing a forest growth and yield model"--

Vegetation Mitteleuropas mit den Alpen

Author: Heinz Ellenberg
Publisher: UTB
ISBN: 3825281043
Format: PDF, Docs
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Die aktuelle Gesamtschau der Vegetationsökologie Zentraleuropas, jetzt in der vollständig überarbeiteten, stark erweiterten 6. Auflage! Dieses Handbuch behandelt die naturräumlichen und pflanzengeographischen Grundlagen Mitteleuropas sowie die Entwicklung unter dem Einfluss des Menschen in den letzten 7000 Jahren – in den Bereichen Vegetations- und Standortskunde, Ökophysiologie, Populationsökologie, Ökosystemforschung und Naturschutzbiologie. Ein Schwerpunkt liegt auf den aktuellen Umweltbelastungen und der daraus resultierenden hohen Dynamik der Lebensgemeinschaften in heutiger Zeit. Mit rund 1000 gut erläuterten Abbildungen und Tabellen, einer überarbeiteten Version der Zeigerwerte der Pflanzen Mitteleuropas, 5300 Literaturzitaten und umfangreichem Register. Ein unverzichtbares Nachschlagewerk und Lehrbuch für Studierende und Wissenschaftler der Ökologie, Forst- und Agrarwissenschaften und Geographie sowie für im Umwelt- und Naturschutz Wirkende.

Modelling forest growth and yield

Author: Jerome K. Vanclay
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9780851989136
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book provides an introduction to growth modeling in mixed forests, with emphasis on the tropics. It is not intended as a 'how-to' manual with step-by-step instructions, as there is no single best way to model such forests. Rather it reviews different approaches, highlighting their strengths and limitations. It emphasizes empirical-statistical models rather than physiological-process type models, because of the proven utility of the former in forest management. Each chapter includes exercises that can be completed manually or on PC and spreadsheet. The book will serve as a reference manual for practitioners and as a text for advanced level students taking courses in forest modeling.

Computer Applications in Sustainable Forest Management

Author: Guofan Shao
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402043872
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of computer applications in forestry. It is the first text on software for forest management to emphasize integration of computer applications. It also offers important new insights on how to continue advancing computational technologies in forest management. The authors are internationally-recognized authorities in the subjects presented.