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Cover for Evolution and changes in the understorey of deciduous forests: lagging behind drivers of change.

This chapter focuses on the effects of former land use on the present-day composition and diversity of forest plant species in deciduous temperate forests, both in the above-ground vegetation and in the invisible but persistent seed banks. In particular, the chapter describes the the plant species...

Author(s)
Hermy, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643373)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Białowieża Primeval Forest: a 2000-year interplay of environmental and cultural forces in Europe's best preserved temperate woodland.

This chapter presents an overview of the environmental history of the Białowieża Primeval Forest (BPF) in the last two millennia based on palaeoecological, archaeological and historical investigations carried out between 2003 and 2013. It is established that Białowieża Forest is special because it...

Author(s)
Latałowa, M.; Zimny, M.; Jędrzejewska, B.; Samojlik, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643373)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Forest hydrology of mountainous and snow-dominated watersheds.

This chapter focuses mainly on the hydrological processes observed in the mountainous and subalpine temperate coniferous forests in the Western part of North America, in which it broadly include the states of Idaho, Oregon, Washington, northern California, Montana- west of the Continental Divide,...

Author(s)
Elliot, W. J.; Dobre, M.; Srivastava, A.; Elder, K. J.; Link, T. E.; Brooks, E. S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646602)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Abiotic and biotic effects.

This chapter considers abiotic and biotic factors in detail as separate entities for convenience. Note, however, that most, if not all, of these factors in the environment of a tropical forest insect may be interrelated. Wherever possible, presented are examples from tropical or subtropical forest...

Author(s)
Wylie, F. R.; Speight, M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936365)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The CABI encyclopedia of forest trees.

This book provides an extensive overview of 300 of the world's most important forest trees. Tropical, subtropical, temperate and boreal trees of major economic importance are included, covering tree species used in agroforestry practices around the world. Many of the species covered are considered...

Author(s)
CABI
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642369)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Going to extremes: low-temperature tolerance and acclimation in temperate and boreal conifers.

This study compares midwinter low-temperature (LT) responses of foliage from several species in each of the genera Abies, Picea and Pinus, and profiled LT acclimation and deacclimation in a boreal-temperate species pair in each genus. The methods included controlled freezing to temperatures ranging ...

Author(s)
Strimbeck, G. R.; Schaberg, P. G.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935139)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Impacts of climate change on temperate forests and interaction with management.

This chapter presents a summary of the results of predictions based on 50×50 km grid climate scenarios and discusses the interactive effects between management scenarios and site fertility on forest growth and carbon balance, potential habitat areas for tree species and insects and areas at...

Author(s)
Loustau, D.; Ogée, J.; Dufrêne, E.; Déqué, M.; Dupouey, J. L.; Badeau, V.; Viovy, N.; Ciais, P.; Desprez-Loustau, M. L.; Roques, A.; Chuine, I.; Mouillot, F.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932947)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Forest responses to global change in North America: interacting forces define a research agenda.

This chapter briefly discusses some interacting forces such as climate change, forest productivity and ecosystem carbon sequestration as they determine forest management options in temperate and boreal regions of North America, including insect and disease infestations, wildfire, air pollution and...

Author(s)
Solomon, A. M.; Freer-Smith, P. H.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932947)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Biodiversity loss and conservation in fragmented forest landscapes: the forests of montane Mexico and temperate South America.

This book is the result of an international collaborative research effort focusing on the tropical montane forests of Mexico and the temperate rain forests of southern South America. The over-all aim of the research was to investigate the impact of human activity on the key processes influencing...

Author(s)
Newton, A. C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932619)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Identification of priority areas for conservation in south-central Chile.

There is an increasing awareness in Chile of the need to improve the representation of the country's forest types in the national network of protected areas, and to reduce the impacts of the native forest conversion to other land uses. One promising strategy is to use the principles of systematic...

Author(s)
Wilson, K. A.; Newton, A. C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932619)
Type
Book chapter

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