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This review surveys the major groups of biochemical compounds which have been used as genotypic markers in botanical research, and indicates their particular applications in tree improvement programmes. Phenolics and terpenoids are shown to be potentially useful and cost-effective markers at both...

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Forrest, G. I.
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Forestry Abstracts, 1994, 55, 2, pp 123-153

Unstructured or unprogrammable problems, which are both complex and organized, have been labelled 'wicked' because they cannot be solved using conventional analytical tools. The silvicultural investment problem is wicked: complex, because forest management systems must incorporate many interacting...

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Brumelle, S. L.; Carley, J. S.; Vertinsky, I. B.; Wehrung, D. A.
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Forestry Abstracts, 1991, 52, 9, pp 803-856

Topics covered include: Growth stress measurement; Longitudinal strains and stresses; Transverse strains and stresses; Origin of growth stresses; Silvicultural control of growth stresses; Adverse effects of growth stresses in standing trees; Occurrence and causes of end splits; Control of end...

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Kubler, H.
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Forestry Abstracts, 1987, 48, 3, pp 131-189

A description of the compartments, transfers and processes important to the forest cycle. Five sections focus on: Nitrogen distribution, uptake and use efficiency; External nitrogen inputs into forest ecosystems; Nitrogen losses and budgets; Internal nitrogen cycling; and Decomposition, nitrogen...

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Carlyle, J. C.
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Forestry Abstracts, 1986, 47, 5, pp 307-336

A review of the effects of pollutants (including SO2, 03, NOx, F, particulates, agricultural and allelopathic chemicals) on physiology and growth of forest, orchard, and ornamental trees and shrubs. Plant responses vary with species and genetic make-up, pollutant dosage and type, developmental...

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Kozlowski, T. T.; Constantinidou, H. A.
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Forestry Abstracts, 1986, 47, 1; 2, pp 5-51; 105-132

Chemical, biochemical and anatomical properties are reviewed. Various theories are expounded on the formation, causes, and function of heartwood. Methods are discussed for differentiating sapwood from heartwood.

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Bamber, R. K.; Fukazawa, K.
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Forestry Abstracts, 1985, 46, 9, pp 567-580

The various types of mining, their residues and the soil conditions created are described and planning and economic considerations during rehabilitation of disturbed lands are reviewed. Physical and chemical improvement of the soil and use of irrigation and fertilizers in successful establishment...

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Fox, J. E. D.
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Forestry Abstracts, 1984, 45, 9, pp 565-600

A review of scientific literature of the past decade covering mensurational studies and those concerned primarily with tree growth. Topics included are artificial acid rain misting experiments, tree crown interception and leaching, the effects of artificial acidification on soil biota and...

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Morrison, I. K.
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Forestry Abstracts, 1984, 45, 8, pp 483-506

A review of the literature, decribing the seed biology of pioneer species, including production, dispersal, the evidence for a soil seed bank, the nature of dormancy and the stimulus for germination. Heterogeneity in the establishment of secondary forest is discussed with reference to natural gaps...

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Whitmore, T. C.
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Forestry Abstracts, 1983, 44, 12, pp 767-779

[See FA 43, 5536] A review article, describing the work of the FAO/UNEP Tropical Forest Resources Assessment Project, in particular its methodology and its historical background, with reference to previous inventories and analyses. The results are summarized in tables and the salient findings...

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Lanly, J. P.
Citation
Forestry Abstracts, 1983, 44, 6, pp 287-318

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