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Routledge Handbook of Forest Ecology

Series: Routledge Handbooks

By: Kelvin S-H Peh (Editor), Richard T Corlett (Editor), Yves Bergeron (Editor)

652 pages, 162 b/w photos and b/w illustrations, tables

Routledge

Hardback | Oct 2015 | #224069 | ISBN-13: 9780415735452
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About this book

This comprehensive handbook Routledge Handbook of Forest Ecology provides a unique resource covering all aspects of forest ecology from a global perspective. It covers both natural and managed forests, from boreal, temperate, sub-tropical and tropical regions of the world.

Routledge Handbook of Forest Ecology is divided into seven parts, each with an editorial introduction, addressing the following themes:
- forest types
- forest dynamics
- forest flora and fauna
- energy and nutrients
- forest conservation and management
- forests and climate change
- human impacts on forest ecology

While each chapter can stand alone as a suitable resource for a lecture or seminar, Routledge Handbook of Forest Ecology provides an essential reference text for a wide range of students of ecology, environmental science, forestry, geography and natural resource management. Contributors include leading authorities from all parts of the world.

"[...] I think it succeeds surprisingly well, given the spread of its subject matter. It does provide a framework for understanding the different topics covered by the chapters, that you cannot get just from running a search for papers in Google Scholar or Web of Science."
– Keith Kirby, The BES Bulletin 47(3), October 2016

" [...] the Routledge Handbook is an accomplished book and was a great pleasure to read. Its greatest strength is its modernity and the way in which disparate topics are linked through common themes of climate change and disturbance, which is then concluded very succinctly in the final three sections. This binds all the chapters together and provides continuity throughout such a large subject as forest ecology. In all it was difficult to find fault with the book, and ultimately I can highly recommend it to students, postgraduates, teachers and researchers alike. I imagine it could become a standard text for students in this field, and I will certainly be using it as a reference text for topics I am less well versed in."
– Michael J.W. Boyle, Imperial College London, UK, in International Forestry Review (2016).


Contents

1. Introduction Kelvin S.-H. Peh, Yves Bergeron and Richard T. Corlett P

Part 1: The Forest
2. Boreal Forests Jean-Pierre Saucier, Ken Baldwin, Pavel Krestov and Torre Jorgenson
3. Northern Temperate Forests Lee E. Frelich, Rebecca Montgomery and Jacek Oleksyn
4. Subtropical Forests Richard T. Corlett and Alice C. Hughes
5. Tropical Forests Lindsay F. Banin, Oliver L. Phillips and Simon L. Lewis
6. Managed Forests Jurgen Bauhus and Patrick Pyttel

Part 2: Forest Dynamics
7. Insect Disturbances in Forest Ecosystems Dan Kneeshaw, Brian R. Sturtevant, Barry Cooke, Timothy Work, Deepa Pureswaran, Louis DeGrandpre and Dave MacLean
8. The Role of Fire in Forest Ecosystems David F. Greene and Sean T. Michaletz
9. Ecological Effects of Strong Wind on Forests Stephen M. Turton and Mohammed Alamgir
10. Forest Succession and Gap Dynamics Rebecca Montgomery and Lee Frelich
11. Tree Genetic Diversity and Gene Flow in Forest Ecosystems Francine Tremblay
12. Changing Forest Dynamics: Plot-based Evidence Simon Willcock and Nikee E. Groot

Part 3: Forest Flora and Fauna
13. Lianas in Forest Ecosystems Stefan A. Schnitzer
14. Vascular Epiphytes in Forest Ecosystems David H. Benzing
15. Insects in Forest Ecosystems Andrea Battisti
16. Pests and Pathogens in North American Forest Ecosystems Louis Bernier and Sandy M. Smith
17. Bryophytes in Forest Ecosystems Nicole J. Fenton, Kristoffer Hylander and Emma J. Pharo
18. Lichens in Forest Ecosystems Per-Anders Esseen and Darwyn Coxson
19. Mammals in Forest Ecosystems Richard T. Corlett and Alice C. Hughes
20. Birds in Forest Ecosystems Jeffrey A. Stratford and Cagan H. Sekercioglu
21. Global Patterns of Biodiversity in Forests Christine B. Schmitt

Part 4: Energy and Nutrients
22. Mycorrhizal Symbiosis in Forest Ecosystems Leho Tedersoo
23. Biogeochemical Cycling David Pare, Daniel Markewitz and Hakan Wallander
24. Hydrological Cycling Michael Bredemeier and Shabtai Cohen
25. Primary Production and Allocation Frank Berninger, Kelvin S.-H. Peh and Hazel Smith

Part 5: Forest Conservation and Management
26. Natural Regeneration after Harvesting Nelson Thiffault, Lluis Coll and Douglass F. Jacobs
27. Tropical Deforestation, Forest Degradation and REDD+ John A. Parrotta
28. Restoration of Forest Ecosystems David Lamb
29. Forest Fragmentation Ed Turner and Jake L. Snaddon
30. Ecological Effects of Logging and Approaches to Mitigating Impacts Paul Woodcock, Panu Halme and David P. Edwards
31. Pollution in Forests Mikhail V. Kozlov and Elena L. Zvereva
32. Biological Invasions in Forests and Forest Plantations Marcel Rejmanek

Part 6: Forest and Climate Change
33. Fire and Climate: Using the Past to Predict the Future Justin Waito, Martin P. Girardin , Jacques C. Tardif, Christelle Hely, Olivier Blarquez and Adam A. Ali
34. Ecological Consequences of Droughts in Boreal Forests Changhui Peng
35. Assessing Responses of Tree Growth to Climate Change at Inter- and Intra-annual Temporal Scale Sergio Rossi, Jian-Guo Huang and Hubert Morin
36. Plant Movements in Response to Rapid Climate Change Richard T. Corlett
37. Forest Carbon Budgets and Climate Change Yadvinder Malhi, Sam Moore and Terhi Riutta
38. Modelling Climate Impacts on Forest Ecosystems David R. Galbraith and Bradley O. Christoffersen

Part 7: Human Ecology
39. Multiple Roles of Non-timber Forest Products in Ecologies, Economies and Livelihoods Charlie M. Shackleton
40. Agriculture in the Forest: Ecology and Rationale of Shifting Cultivation Olivier Ducourtieux
41. Indigenous Forest Knowledge Hugo Asselin
42. Recreations in Forests Bruce Prideaux
43. Impacts of Hunting in Forests Rhett D. Harrison
44. The Ecology of Urban Forests Mark J. Mcdonnell and Dave Kendal


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Biography

Kelvin Peh is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences, University of Southampton, and also a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK. Richard Corlett is Professor and Director of the Center for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan, China. He was previously a professor at the National University of Singapore and the University of Hong Kong.

Yves Bergeron is Professor of Forest Ecology and Management at Universite du Quebec en Abitibi-Temiscamingue and Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada.

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