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
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
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
Restoration of Birch Woodlands in Iceland
Ása L. Aradottir, Thröstur Eysteinsson
Afforestation in Denmark
Palle Madsen, Finn A. Jensen, Søren Fodgaard
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
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
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 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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