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Encyclopedia of Forest Science (4-Volume Set)

Edited By: Julian Evans, John A Youngquist and Jeffery Burley

2061 pages, colour photos, illustrations, tables

Academic Press

Hardback | Apr 2004 | #142629 | ISBN: 0121451607
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Covering all aspects of forest science from the relevant molecular biology to commercial aspects of forest products, this Encyclopedia contains information on forest biology and ecology, processing of forest resources into various products, and the applied, economic, and social aspects of forestry management. Articles also cover the forests of the world, different types of forestry and current issues such as forest certification and codes of practice.

...provides an excellent summary of current ideas and practice...This encyclopedia does the job triumphantly. If you are at all involved with trees, you should have a copy. (Colin Tudge, Nature Magazine, September 2004) "Timely and unique, this contribution to the literature of forest sciences is the first encyclopedia to provide global coverage of forestry-related subjects that affect politics, the environment, economics, and science...The coverage is extraordinarily extensivean outstanding work...Highly recommended." (N. Kobzina, University of California Berkeley, 2004) " outstanding work. ...Highly recommended." -CHOICE (2004)


Aquatic Habitats in Forest Ecosystems Biological Impacts of Deforestation and Fragmentation Breeding and Genetic Resources of Scots Pine Breeding Theory and Genetic Testing Causes of Deforestation and Forest Fragmentation Conifer Breeding and Genetic Resources Cytogenetics of Forest Tree Species Disease and Pest Resistance Breeding Economic Returns from Tree Breeding Endangered Species of Trees Entomology: Bark Beetles Entomology: Foliage Feeders Entomology: Sapsuckers Eucalyptus Improvement and Culture Forest Canopies Forest Ecosystems: Acacias Forest Ecosystems: Alders, Birches and Willows Forest Ecosystems: Bamboos, Palms and Rattans (Arecaceae and Poaceae) Forest Ecosystems: Bombacaceae Forest Ecosystems: Combretaceae Forest Ecosystems: Dipterocarps Forest Ecosystems: Eucalypts Forest Ecosystems: Fagaceae (Oaks, Beeches, Hickories and Nothofagus) Forest Ecosystems: Ficus spp. (and other important Moraceae) Forest Ecosystems: Juglandaceae (Hickories) Forest Ecosystems: Lauraceae Forest Ecosystems: Lecythidaceae Forest Ecosystems: Mangroves Forest Ecosystems: Myristicaceae Forest Ecosystems: Pines Forest Ecosystems: Poplars Forest Ecosystems: Southern Hemisphere Conifers Forest Ecosystems: Spruces, Firs and Larches Forest Ecosystems: Swietenia (American mahogany) Forest Ecosystems: Swietenia (American mahogany) Forest Ecosystems: Teak and Related Verbenaceae Forest Ecosystems: Woody Legumes (excluding Acacias) Forest Environment: Carbon Cycle Forest Environment: Environmental Impacts Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding: Current and Future Signposts Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding: Quantitative Genetic Principles Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding Overview: History Forest Health: Biochemical and Physiological Aspects Forest Health: Diagnosis, Monitoring and Evaluation Forest Landscape: Cultural Values and Perceptions of Forests by Indigenous Communities Forest Landscape: Perceptions of Forest Landscapes Forest Landscape: Visual Analysis of Forest Landscapes Forest Landscape: Visual Resource Management Approaches Forest Management for Conservation Forest Operations: Ergonomics Forest Operations: Forest Operations in the Tropics/Reduced Impact Logging Forest Operations: Forest Operations Management Forest Operations: Forest Operations under Mountainous Conditions Forest Operations: Harvesting of Thinnings Forest Operations: Logistics in Forest Operations Forest Operations: Nursery Operations Forest Operations: Roading and Transport Operations Forest Operations: Small-scale Forestry Forest Operations: Wood Delivery Forest Pathology: Diseases of Forest Trees Forest Pathology: Heart Rot and Wood Decay Forest Pathology: Insect Associated Diseases Forest Pathology: Leaf and Needle Diseases Forest Pathology: Phytophthora Root Rot of Forest Trees Forest Pathology: Pine Wilt and the Pine Wood Nematode Forest Pathology: Root and Butt Rot Diseases Forest Pathology: Rust Diseases Forest Pathology: Stem Canker Diseases Forest Pathology: Tree Disease in Exotic Plantation Industry Forest Pathology: Vascular Wilt Diseases Forest Planning and Design: Forest Amenity Planning Approaches Forest Planning and Design: Public Participation in Community Forestry in the Tropics Forest Planning and Design: The Role of Visualisation in Forest Planning Forest Plant Diversity Forest Products: Adhesion and Adhesives Forest Products: Biological Deterioration of Wood Forest Products: Biological Improvement of Wood Properties Forest Products: Chemical Modification of Wood Forest Products: Chemical Properties of Wood Forest Products: Chemicals from Wood Forest Products: Dendrochronology Forest Products: Dendrochronology Forest Products: Effect of Growth Conditions on Wood Properties Forest Products: Energy from Wood Forest Products: Environmental Aspects of Using Wood Compared to Other Building Materials Forest Products: Formation and Structure of Wood Forest Products: Glued Structural Members Forest Products: International Trade in Wood Products Forest Products: Lumber Production, Properties and Uses Forest Products: Mechanical Properties of Wood Forest Products: Physical Properties of Wood Forest Products: Protection of Wood against Biodeterioration Forest Products: Protection of Wood from Fire Forest Products: Solid Wood Recycling and Recycled Products Forest Products: Structural Use of Wood Forest Products: Timbers, Poles and Ties Forest Products: Wood Drying Forest Products: Wood Finishing Forest Products: Wood Machining Forest Products: Wood-based Composites and Panel Products Forest Recreation: Inventory, Monitoring and Management - Concepts, Approaches and Methods Forest Recreation: User Needs and Preferences Forests, Tree Physiology and Climate Genecological/Adaptational Genetics Genetic Aspects of Air Pollution and Climate Change Genetic Systems of Forest Trees Genetics and Improvement of Wood Properties Genetics of Pinus Radiata History: History and Overview of Wood Use History: Paper and Papermaking Human Influences on Forest Wildlife Hydrology: Forest Hydrological Cycle Hydrology: Forests and Snow and Avalanche Control Hydrology: Forests and Soil Erosion Control Hydrology: Forests and Streamflow Hydrology: Forests and Water Quality Hydrology: Hydrological Impacts of Forest Management Hydrology: Hydrology of Forest Plantations Impacts of Air Pollution on Forest Ecosystems Impacts of Elevated CO2 and Climate Change on Forest Systems Integrated Pest Management: Practical Implementation in Temperate and Tropical Forests Integrated Pest Management: Principles in Temperate and Tropical Forests Inventory: Biodiversity in Forests Inventory: Biometric Research Inventory: Design, Performance and Evaluation of Experiments Inventory: Forest Change Inventory: Forest Inventory and Monitoring Inventory: Forest Measurements Inventory: Forest Resources Inventory: GIS and Remote Sensing Inventory: Large-scale Forest Inventory and Scenario Modeling Inventory: Mensuration - Growth and Yield Inventory: Modeling Inventory: Multipurpose Resource Inventories Inventory: Non-timber Forest Resources and Products Inventory: Regional and Global Forest Resource Assessments Inventory: Regional and Global Forest Resource Assessments Inventory: Spatial Information Inventory: Stand Inventories Inventory: Statistical Methods (Mathematics and Computers) Inventory: Timber and Tree Measurements Inventory: Yield Tables, Forecasting, Modelling and Simulation Landscape Ecology - Use and Application in Forestry Landscape Ecology the Concepts Molecular Biology of Forest Trees Natural Disturbance in Forest Environments Nitrogen-fixing Tree Improvement and Culture Non-wood Forest Products: Bamboos and their Role in Ecosystem Rehabilitation Non-wood Forest Products: Cork Oak Non-wood Forest Products: Edible Products from the Forest Non-wood Forest Products: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Bioprospecting and Biopartnership Non-wood Forest Products: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Ethnobotany and Conservation Status Non-wood Forest Products: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Good Sourcing and Manufacturing Practices Non-wood Forest Products: Medicinal Plants and Human Health Non-wood Forest Products: Paper Raw Materials and Paper Technology Non-wood Forest Products: Resin, Latex and Palm Oil Non-wood Forest Products: Rubber Trees Non-wood Forest Products: Seasonal Greenery Non-wood Forest Products: Traditional Chinese Medicine System and Associated Medicinal Plants Non-wood Forest Products: Tribal Medicine and Medicinal Plant-based Knowledge Oak Breeding and Genetic Resources Plant-Animal Interactions in Forest Ecosystems Poplar and Willow Genetics and Breeding Population Dynamics of Forest Insects Population, Conservation and Ecological Genetics Propagation Technology for Forest Trees Pulp and Paper: Bleaching of Pulp Pulp and Paper: Chemical Additives Pulp and Paper: Chemical Pulping Pulp and Paper: Chip Preparation Pulp and Paper: Coating Pulp and Paper: Environmental Control Pulp and Paper: Fiber Resources Pulp and Paper: Mechanical Pulping Pulp and Paper: New Technology Pulp and Paper: Packaging Grades Pulp and Paper: Paper Grades Pulp and Paper: Paper Recycling Science and Technology Pulp and Paper: Paper Recycling Science and Technology Pulp and Paper: Paperboard Grades Pulp and Paper: Papermaking Pulp and Paper: Physical Properties Pulp and Paper: Printing Pulp and Paper: Tissue Grades Pulp and Paper: World Industry Overview Regional Forest Types: Mediteranean Forest Ecosystems Regional Forest Types: Monsoon Forests (Southern and Southeast Asia) Regional Forest Types: Northern Coniferous Forests Regional Forest Types: Southern Coniferous Forests Regional Forest Types: Subalpine and Boreal Forests Regional Forest Types: Temperate Broadleaved Deciduous Forests Regional Forest Types: Tropical Dry Forests Regional Forest Types: Tropical Dry Forests Regional Forest Types: Tropical Moist Forests Regional Forest Types: Tropical Montane Forests Reproductive Ecology of Forest Trees Silviculture: Coppicing Silviculture: Ecology and Silviculture of Tropical Wetland Forests Silviculture: Forest Dynamics Silviculture: Forest Fires (Prediction, Prevention, Preparedness and Suppression) Silviculture: Forest Plantations Silviculture: Forest Rehabilitation Silviculture: Ground Preparation Silviculture: High Pruning Silviculture: Managing for Tropical Non-timber Forest Products Silviculture: Multiple-use Silviculture Silviculture: Natural Regeneration of Tropical Rain Forests Silviculture: Natural Stand Regeneration Silviculture: Reclamation of Mining Lands Silviculture: Rotations Silviculture: Short Rotation Forestry for Biomass Production Silviculture: Silvicultural Systems Silviculture: Silviculture in Mountain Forests Silviculture: Species Choice Silviculture: Stand Density and Stocking in Plantations Silviculture: Stand Establishment, Treatment and Promotion Silviculture: Sustainability of Forest Plantations Silviculture: Tending Silviculture: Tropical Silviculture Silviculture: Unevenaged Silviculture Silviculture: Windbreaks and Shelterbelts Silviculture and Management in Arid and Semi-arid Regions Silviculture in Polluted Areas Social Forestry: Collaborative Management between Forest Industries and Local Communities Social Forestry: Common Property Forest Management Social Forestry: Forest and Tree Tenure and Ownership Social Forestry: Forest Functions Social Forestry: Forest Values Social Forestry: Joint and Collaborative Forest Management Social Forestry: Social and Community Forestry Soils and Site: Forests and Soil Development Soils and Site: Landscape and Soil Classification for Forest Management Soils and Site: Nutrient Cycling Soils and Site: Nutrient Limitations and Fertilization Soils and Site: Soil and its Relationship to Forest Productivity and Health Soils and Site: Soil Biology Soils and Site: Soil Contamination and Amelioration Soils and Site: Soil Organic Matter Soils and Site: The Forest Floor Soils and Site: Tree Roots and their Interaction with Soil Soils and Site: Waste Utilization and Treatment Soils and Site: Water Storage and Movement Southern Pine Breeding and Genetic Resources Sustainable Forest Management Sustainable Forest Management: Certification Tree Physiology: A Whole Tree Perspective Tree Physiology: Canopy Processes Tree Physiology: Mycorrhizae Tree Physiology: Nutrition Tree Physiology: Physiology Tree Physiology: Physiology of Sexual Reproduction in Trees Tree Physiology: Physiology of Vegetative Reproduction Tree Physiology: Root System Physiology Tree Physiology: Seed Physiology Tree Physiology: Shoot Growth and Canopy Development Tree Physiology: Stress Tree Physiology: Xylem Physiology Tropical Hardwoods Breeding and Genetic Resources Tropical Pines Breeding and Genetic Resources Urban Forestry

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Professor Julian Evans OBE is on the staff of Imperial College London where he convenes a Masters degree in Forest Protection and Conservation. His main research interest is the sustainability of forest plantations, in particular sub-tropical pine plantations in Swaziland, Africa. Julian was formerly the British Forestry Commissions Chief Research Officer (South) in charge of the Alice Holt Research Station. Research interest in UK focused on silviculture of broadleaved woodland, cold-hardy eucalypts, and tree nutrition. Julian is author of about 130 scientific articles and papers and 12 books including Plantation Forestry in the Tropics Oxford, 3e 2004. He is vice-president of the Commonwealth Forestry Association, an honorary member of the Society of American Foresters, and has chaired UNFF intersessional meetings on forest plantations. Julian owns, manages and also writes about his own 12 ha woodland. He is on the board of the international relief and development agency, Tearfund, and was appointed OBE in 1997 for services to forestry and the third world. John A. Youngquist, P.E. Born in 1939 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Education: B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1962. Professional Engineering Registration, Wisconsin 1965. Law, 40 semester hours, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1965. Statistics and advanced calculus, 20 semester hours, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1967. Business Management, 20 semester hours, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1977. Professional Positions: Ray-O-Vac Corporation; Technical Manager, Quality Control Manager, and Assistant Plant Manager (1967-1975). Research Project Leader, Forest Products Laboratory, 1975 through 1999. Recipient: USDA Superior Service Awards, 1982, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001; Outstanding Federal Supervisor of the Year, 1991; USDA Forest Service Engineering Manager of the Year, 1993; USDA Forest Service Chiefs Award for Technology Transfer, 1999. Certificates of Merit, Forest Products Laboratory, 1985 through 1997. Distinguished Service Award - International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO), 2004. Elected: Deputy Coordinator and Coordinator of IUFRO Division 5 on Forest Products; IUFRO Board of Directors (1990-2000); IUFRO Chair of Honors and Awards Committee (1997-2000), IUFRO Chair of Finance Committee (1997-2000); Vice President, President-elect and President of the Forest Products Society (1993-1996); Fellow, International Academy of Wood Science, (1996 and continuing). Appointed: Editorial Boards of Journal of Tropical Forest Science (1992-1995), Journal of Tropical Forest Products (1995 and continuing, Drvna Industrija Journal (1994 and continuing, CAB Abstracts (1997-2000). Patents: Six granted. Professional Registration: Professional Engineer, State of Wisconsin, USA. Publications Authored: A total of 120, and continuing. Youngquist is well known for his pioneering research in the processing of wood based composite products. He now owns a consulting business focusing on the broad area of forest products and wood composites processing and performance, with a primary focus on scientific report writing and grant and proposal writing for private companies and non-profit organizations. Teaches scientific writing in English for students and professors whose first language is not English. Jeff Burley took an honours degree in Forestry at Oxford (1961) and an MF (1962) and PhD (1965) at Yale where his thesis concerned the genetic variation of Sitka spruce. He then headed the Forest Genetics Research Laboratory of the Agricultural Research Council of Central Africa for four years, living in Zambia and working also in Malawi and Zimbabwe. He returned to Oxford in 1969 and held three successive posts in Oxford University Senior Research Officer for Forest Genetics and Tree Improvement; Lecturer in Wood Structure and Properties; Director, Oxford Forestry Institute and Professor of Forestry. Variously in these roles he provided education, research, advice and information plus actual consultancies to many countries and agencies throughout the world. From 1995 2000 he was the President of the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations and is now Immediate Past-President; from July 2002 to February 2005 he was chairman of the Commonwealth Forestry Association. He was also Chairman of the British and Irish Hardwoods Improvement Programme from 1999 to 2004. For many years he was Director-at-Large of the International Society of Tropical Foresters. In 1991 he was presented with the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) by the Queen of England for services to international forestry. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Society of American Foresters and of the UK Institute of Chartered Foresters, Honorary Research Professor at the Chinese Academy of Forestry, and Foreign Corresponding Member of the Swedish and Italian Academies. Since 1994 he has been a member (and since 1998 the Chairman) of the Marcus Wallenberg Prize Selection Committee.

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