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Forest Condition in a Changing Environment: The Finnish Case

Series: Forestry Sciences Volume: 65

Edited By: Eino Malkonen

378 pages, Figs, tabs, maps


Hardback | Dec 2000 | #109421 | ISBN: 0792362284
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About this book

The threats posed by anthropogenic pollution of the environment have resulted in animated public debate about forest condition and growth. Therefore, research into forest condition and vitality has been one of the key areas in forest ecology during the past two decades. The basic questions presented have been:
What changes are taking place in forests?
Why does forest condition vary, and why do trees appear to be suffering?
How can forest condition be maintained?

This report covers forest condition and changes in environmental factors on the basis of the latest findings of Finnish research as well as research results in other countries. The synthesis is based on the monitoring of forest condition at the national level which started in 1985 in accordance with the international methodology, and on a number of long-term special cause-effect and silvicultural studies. In addition, scientific literature is widely reviewed.


Preface. I. Finnish Forests. II. Environmental Factors. III. Forest Condition. IV. Functioning of Forest Ecosystems. V. Forest and Soil Management. VI. Forest Condition in Finland -- Concluding Remarks. Appendices. Abbrevications for Finnish forest site types. Author index. Subject index.

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