As the end of the 20th century approached, our perceptions of forests globally began to change dramatically. Today, no longer mere sources of wood and fibre, forests are widely understood to be critical in mitigating climate change, providing vital ecosystem services, and maintaining human health.
Fundamental to understanding our global forest reserves, and managing them according to our current needs, is the need to understand and predict the physiological responses of trees to their abiotic and biotic environment.
Springer’s Tree Physiology series takes a broad approach to address this need drawing together expertise from around the world to address issues and present findings, spanning molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, ecophysiology and atmospheric sciences, ranging from the cellular to the landscape scale. Providing state-of-the-art analyses on key topics, the volumes constitute an invaluable resource for researchers and advanced students involved in both pure and applied fields – including forestry, ecology, conservation, biodiversity and pest and disease management.