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Frontiers of Forest Biology : Proceedings of the 1998 Joint Meeting of the North American Forest Biology Workshop and the Western - A. K. Mitchell

Frontiers of Forest Biology

Proceedings of the 1998 Joint Meeting of the North American Forest Biology Workshop and the Western

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9781560220701
Number Of Pages: 412

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Discover new approaches to promote a viable forest industry while protecting non-timber values!Frontiers of Forest Biology: Proceedings of the 1998 Joint Meeting of the North American Forest Biology Workshop and the Western Forest Genetics Association gives you significant new insights on current initiatives in forest biology. Because the field is changing rapidly, you need to keep aware of current trends, as the emphasis in forest research shifts from productivity-based goals to sustainable development of forest resources. In this volume, you will find a comprehensive summary of the state of the art of forest science in North America. Whether your focus is on genetics or on the environmental aspects of forest science, plant physiology, or silviculture, you will find helpful chapters by practitioners as well as cutting-edge research by scientists. This integrated approach is unique in the field. Based on the 1998 Joint Meeting of the North American Forest Biology Workshop and the Western Forest Genetics Association, Frontiers of Forest Biology addresses changing priorities in forest resource management. This important book contains fascinating research studies, complete with tables and diagrams, on topics such as biodiversity research, the productivity of commercial species, conserving adaptive variation in forest ecosystems, and the effect of harvesting trees on nutrient leaching.The book maps the frontiers of this fast-changing science with chapters on:

  • the social, biological, and industrial context of forest biology
  • new directions for research into genetics, physiology, plant silviculture, and conservation
  • the impact of genetics on sustainable forestry
  • the effects of cold and disease on plant physiology
  • regeneration of various species after logging
  • new species adapted for agroforestry
  • the impact and management of exotic weeds
Frontiers of Forest Biology offers solid information on a broad spectrum of topics and suggests fresh avenues for your investigations in all aspects of forest biology.

Prefacep. xvii
Acknowledgmentp. xxi
Frontiers of Forest Genetics
Plenary Address: Conserving Adaptive Variation in Forest Ecosystemsp. 1
Tree Spacing Affects Clonal Ranking in Eucalyptus grandis X E. urophylla Hybridsp. 13
Seed Source Testing of Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera) in the Interior of British Columbiap. 25
Genetics of Elevational Adaptations of Lodgepole Pine in the Interiorp. 35
Growth and Biomass Allocation of Gliricidia sepium Seed Sources Under Drought Conditionsp. 45
Microsatellite Markers for Alpine Larch and Western Larchp. 51
Range-Wide Genetic Variation in Port-Orford-Cedar (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana [A. Murr.] Parl.): I. Early Height Growth at Coastal and Inland Nurseriesp. 57
Genetic Linkage Mapping of Genomic Regions Conferring Tolerance to High Aluminum in Slash Pinep. 69
Impact of Forest Genetics on Sustainable Forestry-Results from Two Cycles of Loblolly Pine Breeding in the U.S.p. 79
Responsiveness of Diverse Provenances of Loblolly Pine to Fertilization-Age 4 Resultsp. 87
Frontiers of Plant Physiology
Influence of Procerum Root Disease on the Water Relations of Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus L.)p. 95
CO[subscript 2] Diffusion in Douglas Fir Bark: Implications for Measuring Woody-Tissue Respiration with Removable Cuvettesp. 107
Respiratory Parameters Define Growth Rate, Species Distribution and Adaptation to Temperaturep. 115
Carbon Dioxide Efflux Rates from Stems of Mature Quercus prinus L. and Acer rubrum L. Trees Do Not Appear to Be Affected by Sapflow Ratesp. 125
Root Growth Plasticity of Hybrid Poplar in Response to Soil Nutrient Gradientsp. 133
Effects of Ultraviolet-B Radiation on Needle Anatomy and Morphology of Western Larch, Interior Spruce and Lodgepole Pinep. 141
Wintertime Patterns of Chlorophyll Fluorescence in Red Spruce (Picea rubens Sarg.) Foliagep. 149
Winter Season Tree Sap Flow and Stand Transpiration in an Intensively-Managed Loblolly and Slash Pine Plantationp. 155
Long-Term Nitrogen Fertilization Increases Winter Injury in Montane Red Spruce (Picea rubens) Foliagep. 165
Cold Tolerance and Photosystem Function in a Montane Red Spruce Population: Physiological Relationships with Foliar Carbohydratesp. 173
Effect of Two Years of Nitrogen Deposition on Shoot Growth and Phenology of Engelmann Spruce (Picea engelmanni Parry ex Engelm.) Seedlingsp. 181
Paper Birch Genecology and Physiology: Spring Dormancy Release and Fall Cold Acclimationp. 191
Frontiers of Silviculture
Plenary Address: Applications of Belowground Forest Biologyp. 199
Assessing the Controls on Soil Mineral-N Cycling Rates in Managed Coastal Western Hemlock Ecosystems of British Columbiap. 213
White/Red Pine Stand Response to Partial Cutting and Site Preparationp. 221
Total, Hydrolyzable and Condensed Tannin Concentrations of Leaf Litters of Some Common Hardwoods of Eastern Canada at Two Sites of Contrasting Productivityp. 229
Comparative Growth of Balsam Fir and Black Spruce Advance Regeneration After Loggingp. 235
Influence of Forest Harvesting Intensity on Nutrient Leaching Through Soil in Southwestern British Columbiap. 241
Intensive Management of Ponderosa Pine Plantations: Sustainable Productivity for the 21st Centuryp. 249
Gas Exchange for Managed Ponderosa Pine Stands Positioned Along a Climatic Gradientp. 257
Microclimate Changes Following Alternative Conifer Release Treatments Continued Through Three Post-Treatment Growing Seasonsp. 267
Alternative Conifer Release Treatments Affect Competition Levels, Available Light, Net Assimilation Rates, and Growth of White Spruce Seedlingsp. 277
Natural Regeneration of Grey Alder (Alnus incana [L.] Moench.) Stands After Harvestp. 287
Seasonal Fine Root Carbohydrate Relations of Plantation Loblolly Pine After Thinningp. 295
Root Architectural Plasticity to Nutrient Stress in Two Contrasting Ecotypes of Loblolly Pinep. 307
Frontiers of Conservation
Changes in Desiccating Seeds of Temperate and Tropical Forest Tree Speciesp. 319
Red and Black Spruce Introgression in Montane Ecosystems in New England and New Yorkp. 327
Sea Buckthorn: A Near-Ideal Plant for Agroforestry on the Canadian Prairiesp. 335
Some Aspects of the Impact and Management of the Exotic Weed, Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius [L.] Link) in British Columbia, Canadap. 341
Pleistocene Refugia for Longleaf and Loblolly Pinesp. 349
Predator Guild Structure of Canopy Arthropods from a Montane Forest on Vancouver Island, British Columbiap. 355
Indexp. 363
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ISBN: 9781560220701
ISBN-10: 1560220708
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.88  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 1

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