Forest Dynamics, Growth and Yield From Measurement to Model

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 st...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Pretzsch, Hans
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009, 2009
Edition:1st ed. 2009
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Forest Dynamics, Growth, and Yield
  • From Primary Production to Growth and Harvestable Yield and Vice Versa
  • Brief History and Profile of Long-Term Growth and Yield Research
  • Planning Forest Growth and Yield Experiments
  • Description and Quantification of Silvicultural Prescriptions
  • Standard Analysis of Long-Term Experimental Plots
  • Description and Analysis of Stand Structures
  • Growing Space and Competitive Situation of Individual Trees
  • Effects of Species Mixture on Tree and Stand Growth
  • Growth Relationships and their Biometric Formulation
  • Forest Growth Models
  • Evaluation and Standard Description of Growth Models
  • Application of Forest Simulation Models for Decision Support in Practice
  • Diagnosis of Growth Disturbances
  • Pathways to System Understanding and Management