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Ecophysiology of Short Rotation Forest Crops

Edited By: CP Mitchell, JB Ford-Robertson, T Hinckley and L Sennerby-Forsse

308 pages, Figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #23978 | ISBN: 1851668489
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About this book

This book has been compiled as a result of collaboration within the International Energy Agency Bioenergy Agreement. The aim of the book is to review the state-of-the art with respect to research and practical implications in order to aid the development of the technology for short rotation forestry production.


Contents

Part 1. Growth Dynamics and Canopy Structure: Genetic background; Cell to leaf level; Branch to crown level; Whole tree to stand level. Part 2. Nutritional Dynamics and Requirements of Short Rotation Forests: Mineral nutrient requirements of SRF crops Nutrient dynamics in SRF plantations; Management implications; Environmental considerations. Part 3. Water Relations: Cell water relations; Drought tolerance; Dehydration postponement adaptations; Dehydration tolerance adaptations. Part 4. The Structure and Dynamics of Woody Plant Root Systems: Root morphology; The fate of carbon translocated to roots; Root biomass; Fine root dynamics. Part 5. Clonal Testing and Selection for Field Plantations: North Central US tests; Pacific Northwest tests; Eastern Ontario tests; Regional comparisons. Part 6. Coppicing Ability and Sustainability: Methods to induce resprouting in wood species; Biological factors influencing resprouting; Cultural and environmental factors influencing resprouting; Production of coppice systems. Part 7. Pests, Diseases and Injuries in Intensive Short Rotation Forestry: Avoidance and tolerance; Physiological status; Frost; Drought. Part 8. Sustaining Production - Nutrient Dynamics and Soils: Fertility management - nutrient inputs and losses; Nutrition management - fertilizer usage; Diagnozing nutrient status; Effects of short rotation forest management on soil productivity. Part 9. Ecophysiological Growth Process Models of Short Rotation Forest Crops: Models of short rotation forests; Selected models; Summary of applications and limitations; Future needs and directions. Part 10. Feedstock Characteristic and Quality: Physical traits; Chemical traits. Part 11. The Role of Genetic Improvement in Short Rotation Forestry: High returns for genetic improvement in SRF; The power of the clonal approach; Breeding; Molecular biology and short rotation forest crops.

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