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Cover for Self-thinning and stand density.

This chapter discusses the concepts self-thinning and stand density, which are presented as measurements (metrics) of stand structure, growing space and species composition. It is established that an understanding of the principles of self-thinning and stand density is prerequisite to knowledgeable ...

Author(s)
Johnson, P. S.; Shifley, S. R.; Rogers, R.; Dey, D. C.; Kabrick, J. M.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647081)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Static predictive modelling.

This chapter attempts use statistical inference to answer the question as to what is the most likely outcome of vegetation composition under a real or hypothetical set of environmental parameters.

Author(s)
Wildi, O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394224)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Understanding woodland.

This chapter attempts to deepen knowledge about woodlands by giving the story of the Lady Park Wood in the UK. It establishes that Lady Park Wood is now a National Nature Reserve. It occupies a spectacular position overlooking the Wye from above a 60 m Carboniferous limestone cliff in one of the...

Author(s)
Peterken, G. F.; Mountford, E. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648651)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lady Park Wood and its history.

This chapter describes Lady Park Wood in the UK, details on the physical environment; soils; stand composition and ground vegetation, are given. Further, the history, including prehistory and archaeology of the wood is also explored.

Author(s)
Peterken, G. F.; Mountford, E. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648651)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The changing woodland.

This chapter provides details about the stands at the Lady Park Wood, UK. The chapter discusses how stands grow, Lady Park Wood as a chronosequence, early stand development and the impact of deer, and growing through the thicket. Further, the chapter explores mature stand development, woodland...

Author(s)
Peterken, G. F.; Mountford, E. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648651)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Species.

This chapter describes the species in Lady Park Wood (UK), including the ground flora, floristic changes at small scales and whole-wood scale. Also, the chapter provides details on the role of canopy gaps, floristic changes in the managed compartment, bryophytes, lichens, fungi, vertebrates, and...

Author(s)
Peterken, G. F.; Mountford, E. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648651)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Natural woodland in theory and practice.

This chapter discusses the theory and practice of natural woodlands as exemplified in Lady Park Wood in the UK. It is established that present natural woodland seems a reasonable target in a reserve where: (i) the woodland seems close to the original composition; (ii) is large enough to include all ...

Author(s)
Peterken, G. F.; Mountford, E. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648651)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effects of harvesting plans on tree species diversity: an evaluation of two logged forest compartments.

Two adjacent forest stands or compartments were logged with different harvesting plan and intensity. There was no striking variation in elevation and terrain structure between these compartments. Also, both the compartments did not vary significantly in number of trees or volume felled. The...

Author(s)
Saiful Islam
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tropical rainforest ecosystem, land cover, habitat, resource.

This chapter describes tropical rain forests, providing details on its macro- and mesoclimate, soils, soil types and vegetation types, mosaics and catenas. The chapter also discusses the large- and medium-scale dynamic changes of mixed dipterocarp forest at large and medium spatial scales; rooting...

Author(s)
Bruenig, E. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641409)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Searching for pasture legumes for heavy clay soils in the Australian dry tropics and subtropics: II. Ancillary floristic, climatic and edaphic studies.

In order to link likely sources of potentially valuable forage germplasm and sites of utilization, 76 locations with clay soils in the dry tropics were subjected to a grouping programme based on their climates, altitudes and latitudes and inferences were made as to the value of this approach to...

Author(s)
Burt, R. L.; Ahmad, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646282)
Type
Book chapter

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