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Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests

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Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests

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Includes best practice techniques for restoration and rehabilitation of forests
Takes into account socioeconomic needs in developing a suitable plan for restoration and management
Presents a unique, integrated perspective on silviculture and forest ecosystem management
Provides geographically diverse case studies from North and South America, Europe, and Asia
Offers the first comprehensive, standard-setting resource on forest restoration

By: John A Stanturf (Editor), Palle Madsen (Editor)

569 pages, 200 b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2005 | Edition: 1 | #147098 | ISBN: 1566706351
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While the commitment to protect and restore forest ecosystems has become a policy goal in many countries since the Rio Conference, there is still no general consensus on what constitutes restoration. This authoritative reference presents the best practices for fostering increased sustainability, enhancing biodiversity, and repairing ecosystem functions in one comprehensive volume.

Written by internationally recognized experts and practitioners, Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests summarizes the breadth of restoration protocols at both the local and regional scale and documents and compares over 20 case studies of forest restoration projects in a geographically diverse range of temperate and boreal zones. The authors take into account the impact of human activities from a historical and cultural context and consider regional socioeconomic needs in developing a sustainable forest management plan. Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests provides insight into how logistical questions are currently being answered for temperate and boreal forests.

By addressing both ecological and sociopolitical needs, this book presents practical solutions for the restoration, rehabilitation, reclamation, and management of forest ecosystems. Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests is an excellent source of information for researchers, managers, policymakers, and graduate students in forestry and ecology.

"The editors have done a remarkable job of compiling 34 chapters, written by some of the most prominent scientists and practitioners in the field of ecological restoration. [...] is a timely and welcome addition to the growing body of literature on ecological restoration. Among the book's important strengths are well-written chapters by a large number of internationally recognized authors. The reference sections of each chapter add to the value of the book. [...] The volume is best suited as a solid reference book for researchers, managers, and practitioners in the field of forestry and ecological restoration. It can also be used as a supplementary textbook in graduate level ecology and forestry classes."
– In Forest Science, Vol. 52, No. 3, 2006

" [...] Suitable for graduate courses in ecology and forestry [...] "
Northeastern Naturalist, Volume 12, No. 3, 2005


Contents

INTRODUCTION
What Is Forest Restoration?
John A. Stanturf

THE ECOLOGICAL CONTEXT FOR FOREST RESTORATION
What is a Natural Forest?
Richard H.W. Bradshaw

Effects of Restoration at the Stand Level
Chadwick Dearing Oliver, Kevin L. O’Hara

Incorporating Disturbance Into Forest Restoration
Susan Warren Beatty, Bronwyn Sigrid Owen

Restoration Effects on N-Cycling Pools and Processes
James M. Vose, Chris Geron, John Walker, Karsten Raulund-Rasmussen

THE SOCIOPOLITICAL CONTEXT FOR RESTORATION
Policies for Encouraging Forest Restoration
D. Evan Mercer

Carbon Sequestration Through Restoration of Temperate and Boreal Forests
Lorenzo Ciccarese, Sandra Brown, Bernhard Schlamadinger

Afforestation in Europe: Lessons Learned, Challenges Remaining
Norbert Weber

THE PRACTICE OF FOREST RESTORATION
Procurement of Plant Material of Good Genetic Quality
Erik D. Kjær, Christian Pilegaard. Hansen, Hans Roulund, Lars Graudal

Regeneration Techniques and the Seedling Environment From a European Perspective
Sven Wagner, Lars Lundqvist

Cultural Practices for Restoring and Maintaining Ecosystem Function
David H. Van Lear, Tricia L. Wurtz

CASE STUDIES

AFFORESTATION
Restoration of Birch Woodlands in Iceland
Ása L. Aradottir, Thröstur Eysteinsson


Afforestation in Denmark
Palle Madsen, Finn A. Jensen, Søren Fodgaard

Baltic Afforestation
Kalev Jõgiste, Aivo Vares, Veiko Uri, Hardi Tullus

Restoration of Bottomland Hardwood Forests in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley, U.S.A
Emile S. Gardiner, James M. Oliver

Restoration of Oak Woodlands in Mediterranean Ecosystems
Doug McCreary, Isabel Cañellas

 

REHABILITATION
Data and Tools for Conservation, Management, and Restoration of Northern Forest Ecosystems at Multiple Scales
Per Angelstam, Jean-Michel Roberge, Tommy Ek, Lars Laestadius


Ecological Restoration of Forested Ecosystems in Finland
Timo Kuuluvainen, Harri Tukia, Kaisu Aapala

Forest Rehabilitation in Denmark Using Nature-Based Forestry
Katrine Hahn, Jens Emborg, J. Bo Larsen, Palle Madsen

Great Britain — Conifers to Broadleaves
Ralph Harmer, Richard Thompson, Jonathan Humprey

Conversion of Norway Spruce (Picea abies [L.] Karst.) Forests in Europe
Jörg Hansen, Heinrich Spiecker

Regeneration by Direct Seeding — a Way to Reduce Costs of Conversion
Helmuth Baumhauer, Palle Madsen, John A. Stanturf

Forest Restoration in the French Massif Central Mountains
Philippe Balandier, Jean-Luc Guitton, Bernard Prevosto

Rehabilitation for Species Enrichment in Abandoned Coppice Forests in Japan
Takuo Nagaike, Toshiya Yoshida, Hideo Miguchi, Tohru Nakashizuka, Tomohiko Kamitani

Forest Restoration and Rehabilitation in Republic of Korea
Don Koo Lee, Seung Jin Suh

Rehabilitation of Temperate Forests in Iran
Khosro Sagheb-Talebi

Restoration Practices in Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest
Jorge Paladino Corrêa de Lima, Maísa dos Santos Guapyassú, Gunnars Hauff Platais

Integrating Ecosystem Restoration into Commercial Forest Management in British Columbia, Canada
Tanis L. Douglas, Philip J. Burton

Forest restoration practices in the Pacific Northwest and California
Kevin L. O’Hara, Kristen M. Waring

Restoring Dry and Moist Forests of the Inland Northwestern U.S.
Theresa B. Jain, Russell T. Graham

Restoration of Ponderosa Pine Forests in the Interior Western U.S.  After Logging, Grazing, and Fire Suppression
Merrill R. Kaufmann, Peter Z. Fulé, William H. Romme, Kevin C. Ryan

Restoring Longleaf Pine Forest Ecosystems in the Southern U.S.
Dale G. Brockway, Kenneth W. Outcalt, Donald J. Tomczak, Everett E. Johnson

RECLAMATION
Reclamation of Forests Degraded by Air Pollution in Central and Eastern Europe
Mikolaj Mikulowski, Tadeusz Zachara, Inge Stupak Møller

Reclaiming Peatlands for Forestry: the Irish Experience
Florence Renou, E.P. Farrell

 


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