This collection reviews current research on balancing commercial use with the range of ecosystem services delivered by boreal and temperate forests.
Chapters survey advances in understanding forest ecophysiology, including mechanisms of root and canopy development and the way forest tress react to abiotic stress. The book also discusses current understanding of the ecosystem services that forests deliver and how they can be balanced with activities such as logging. Building on this foundation, it then reviews advances in sustainable forest management techniques, including improvements in breeding, monitoring forest health, innovations in planting, stand management and regeneration as well as harvesting/felling. The book also reviews ways of managing, insect and fungal pests as well as natural hazards. The final section of the book assesses sustainable ways of developing and diversifying forest products, including novel uses of timber, biomass, non-timber products and recreational services.
- Focuses on advances in understanding forest ecophysiology which underpin good management, including mechanisms of root and canopy development.
- Explores the key challenges in ensuring forest management is consistent with forest ecosystem services, particularly managing the transition from monocultures to complex stands
- Highlights ways of diversifying forest products, including novel uses of timber, biomass, non-timber products and recreational services.
What others are saying...
'This book will make a useful contribution to the world’s knowledge and future research directions for sustainable forest management. Dr Stanturf has once again assembled an excellent, international group of scientists to compile an in-depth volume. The subjects to be covered and the experts chosen mean the book will long be used to understand the many building blocks of the sciences behind sustainable forest management.'
Chad Oliver, Pinchot Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and Director of the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry, Yale University, USA
Table of contents
1.Introduction: what is sustainable forestry?: Phil Burton, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada;
Part 1 Tree physiology
2.Advances in understanding root development in forest trees: Donato Chiatante, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Italy;
3.Advances in understanding soil health in forests: Michael Englisch, Federal Research Centre for Forests, Austria;
4.Advances in understanding canopy development in forest trees: W. Keith Moser, US Forest Service, USA;
5.Advances in understanding the response of forest trees to abiotic stress: Andreas Bolte, Thünen Institute, Germany;
Part 2 Forest ecosystem services and climate change
6.Advances in understanding forestry ecosystem services: role in carbon capture: Matt McGrath, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE), France;
7.Trade-offs between management and conservation in the provision of forest ecosystem services: the case of the forests of southern Patagonia: Guillermo Martínez Pastur, CONICET, Argentina;
8.Advances in understanding forestry ecosystem services: role in conserving biodiversity: Anne Oxbrough, Edge Hill University, UK;
9.The impact of climate change on forest systems: W. Keith Moser, US Forest Service, USA;
Part 3 Breeding and management
10.Key challenges in forest management: Donald Grebner, Mississippi State University, USA;
11.Advances in breeding techniques for forest trees: Barbara Thomas, University of Alberta, Canada;
12.Advances in monitoring forest growth and health: Andrew Lister, US Forest Service, USA;
13.Transition from monocultures to complex forest stands: Hans Pretzsch, Technical University of Munich, Germany;
14.Innovations in planting/stand establishment: Christophe Orazio, European Forest Institute, France;
15.Advances in nutrient and water management in forestry: Dan Neary, US Forest Service, USA;
16.Advances in stand management and regeneration: Thomas Dean, Louisiana State University, USA;
17.Innovations in forest harvesting/felling techniques: Woodam Chung, Oregon State University, USA;
Part 4 Pests, diseases and other hazards
18.Advances in understanding and managing insect pests of forest trees: Barbara Bentz, US Forest Service, USA;
19.Advances in understanding and managing fungal and other diseases of forest trees: Tod Ramsfield, Natural Resources Canada, Canada;
20.Advances in monitoring and managing natural hazards/forest disturbances: John Stanturf, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia;
Part 5 Developing forest products and services
21.Developing forestry products: timber: David Nicholls, US Forest Service, USA;
22.Forest products: biomass products: Viktor Bruckman, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria;
23.Developing non-timber forest products: James Chamberlain, US Forest Service, USA;
24.Emerging technologies to develop new forest products: Tatjana Stevanovic, Laval University, Canada;
25.Developing forestry recreation services: John Daigle, University of Maine, USA;
Part 6 The future
26.The future of sustainable forestry: Jurgen Bauhus, University of Freiburg, Germany;