Physiological Ecology of Forest Production

Process-based models open the way to useful predictions of the future growth rate of forests and provide a means of assessing the probable effects of variations in climate and management on forest productivity. As such they have the potential to overcome the limitations of conventional forest growth and yield models, which are based on mensuration data and assume that climate and atmospheric CO2 concentrations will be the same in the future as they are now. This book discusses the basic physiological processes that determine the growth of plants, the way they are affected by environmental factors and how we can improve processes that are well-understood such as growth from leaf to stand level and productivity. A theme that runs through the book is integration to show a clear relationship between photosynthesis, respiration, plant nutrient requirements, transpiration, water relations and other factors affecting plant growth that are often looked at separately. This integrated approach will provide the most comprehensive source for process-based modelling, which is valuable to ecologists, plant physiologists, forest planners and environmental scientists. Includes explanations of inherently mathematical models, aided by the use of graphs and diagrams illustrating causal interactions and by examples implemented as Excel spreadsheets Uses a process-based model as a framework for explaining the mechanisms underlying plant growth Integrated approach provides a clear and relatively simple treatment

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  • Author : J. J. Landsberg
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • ISBN : 9780080922546
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Physiological Ecology of Forest Production

Physiological Ecology of Forest Production
  • Author : J. J. Landsberg,Peter Sands
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 26 November 2010
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Process-based models open the way to useful predictions of the future growth rate of forests and provide a means of assessing the probable effects of variations in climate and management on forest productivity. As such they have the potential to overcome the limitations of conventional forest growth and yield models, which are based on mensuration data and assume that climate and atmospheric CO2 concentrations will be the same in the future as they are now. This book discusses the basic

Applications of Physiological Ecology to Forest Management

Applications of Physiological Ecology to Forest Management
  • Author : J. J. Landsberg,S. T. Gower
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 08 January 1997
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Forest management is a complex process that now incorporates information obtained from many sources. It is increasingly obvious that the physiological status of the trees in a forest has a dramatic impact on the likely success of any particular management strategy. Indeed, models described in this book that deal with forest productivity and sustainability require physiological information. This information can only be obtained from an understanding of the basic biological mechanisms and processes that contribute to individual tree growth. This

The Physiological Ecology of Woody Plants

The Physiological Ecology of Woody Plants
  • Author : Theodore T. Kozlowski,Paul J. Kramer,Stephen G. Pallardy
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 02 December 2012
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The efficient management of trees and other woody plants can be improved given an understanding of the physiological processes that control growth, the complex environmental factors that influence those processes, and our ability to regulate and maintain environmental conditions that facilitate growth. Emphasizes genetic and environmental interactions that influence woody plant growth Outlines responses of individual trees and tree communities to environmental stress Explores cultural practices useful for efficient management of shade, forest, and fruit trees, woody vines, and shrubs

Plant Physiological Ecology

Plant Physiological Ecology
  • Author : Hans Lambers,F Stuart Chapin III,Thijs L. Pons
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 08 October 2008
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Box 9E. 1 Continued FIGURE 2. The C–S–R triangle model (Grime 1979). The strategies at the three corners are C, competiti- winning species; S, stress-tolerating s- cies; R,ruderalspecies. Particular species can engage in any mixture of these three primary strategies, and the m- ture is described by their position within the triangle. comment briefly on some other dimensions that Grime’s (1977) triangle (Fig. 2) (see also Sects. 6. 1 are not yet so well understood. and 6. 3 of Chapter 7 on growth and allocation) is

Physiological Plant Ecology

Physiological Plant Ecology
  • Author : Walter Larcher
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 22 January 2003
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Plant Ecophysiology deals with plants and their interaction with the environment. This completely revised and updated fourth edition of the classic text offers a comprehensive insight into the laws governing the development, vital capacity and adaptability of plants. The richly illustrated book focuses on the ways the different plant species and functional types react in various locations and all climatic zones. An extensive chapter deals with the effects of natural and anthropogenic stress factors. It is designed for students in

Physiological Ecology of the Alpine Timberline

Physiological Ecology of the Alpine Timberline
  • Author : W. Tranquillini
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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In the European Alps the importance of forests as protection against ava lanches and soil erosion is becoming ever clearer with the continuing increase in population and development of tourism. The protective potential of the moun tain forests can currently only be partially realised because a considerable propor tion of high-altitude stands has been destroyed in historical times by man's extensive clearing ofthe forests. The forests still remaining are of limited effec tiveness, due to inadequate density of trees and

Climate Applications in Forest Renewal and Forest Production

Climate Applications in Forest Renewal and Forest Production
  • Author : Canadian Forestry Service,Canada. Atmospheric Environment Service,Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
  • Publisher : Service Canadien des forêts
  • Release : 16 May 1989
GET THIS BOOKClimate Applications in Forest Renewal and Forest Production

Proceedings of a symposium/workshop on the importance of climatic impacts and applications in operational forest management problems. Coverage included climate and forest renewal, involving seed and stock production and forest regeneration; climate and forest production, involving forest growth and development and forest utilization and economics; and hi-tech applications in operational forest climate management, involving demonstrations of various models.