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Routledge Handbook of Forest Ecology

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By: Kelvin S-H Peh(Editor), Richard T Corlett(Editor), Yves Bergeron(Editor)
688 pages, 130 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Routledge
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The Routledge Handbook of Forest Ecology is an essential resource covering all aspects of forest ecology from a global perspective.

This new edition has fully revised and updated throughout to reflect the profound and unprecedented changes in both forests and climates since the publication of the first edition in 2015. The handbook reflects key developments in the field of forest dynamics and large-scale processes, as well as the changes that are now manifesting in different types of forest across the globe as a result of climate change. It covers both natural and managed forests, from boreal, temperate, sub-tropical and tropical regions of the world. In this second edition, the breadth of the handbook has been expanded with new chapters on mountain forests, monodominance, pathogens and invertebrate pests and amphibian and reptiles in forest ecosystems. Original author teams are complimented by the addition of new authors to offer fresh perspectives, and the second edition places greater emphasis on the applicability of each topic on a global level. The handbook is divided into seven parts.

The Routledge Handbook of Forest Ecology is an essential reference text for a wide range of students and scholars of ecology, environmental science, forestry, geography and natural resource management.


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. Temperate Forests / Lee E. Frelich and Rebecca Montgomery
4. Subtropical Forests / Richard T. Corlett and Alice C. Hughes
5. Tropical Forests / Richard T. Corlett
6. Temperate and Boreal Mountain Forests / Christopher Carcaillet and Peter Z. Fule

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. Fire in Forest Ecosystems / David F. Greene, Madeleine A. Lopez 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 E. Frelich
11. Tree Genetic Diversity and Gene Flow in Forest Ecosystems / Francine Tremblay
12. Monodominance in Tropical Lowland Forests / Kelvin S.-H. Peh

Part 3: Forest Flora and Fauna
13. The Ecology of Lianas and Their Increasing Influence in Tropical Forests / Stefan A. Schnitzer
14. Vascular Epiphytes in Forest Ecosystems / Amanda Taylor
15. Insects in Forest Ecosystems / Andrea Battisti
16. Bryophytes in Forest Ecosystems / Nicole J. Fenton, Kristoffer Hylander Emma Pharo and Charles E. Zartman
17. Lichens in Forest Ecosystems / Per-Anders Esseen, Goeran Thor and Darwyn Coxson
18. Mammals in Forest Ecosystems / Richard T. Corlett and Alice C. Hughes
19. Ecology and Conservation of Forest Birds / Malcolm C.K. Soh, Ding Li Yong, Richard T. Corlett and Kelvin S.-H. Peh
20. Amphibians and Reptiles of Forest Ecosystems / David Bickford, Adrian Garda, Seshadri K.S, Umilaela Arifin, Hiral Naik, Hanyeh Ghaffari and Barbod Safaei-Mahroo
21. Global Patterns of Biodiversity in Forests / Christine B. Schmitt and Joao de Deus Vidal Jr

Part 4: Energy and Nutrients
22. Mycorrhizal Symbiosis in Forest Ecosystems / Leho Tedersoo
23. Biogeochemical Cycling / David Pare, Daniel Markewitz and Hakan Wallander
24. Forest Hydrology / Andre St-Hilaire
25. Primary Production and Allocation in Forest Ecosystems / Frank Berninger and Kelvin S.-H. Peh

Part 5: Forest Conservation and Management
26. Natural Regeneration after Harvesting / Nelson Thiffault, Lluis Coll, Douglass F. Jacobs, Marie Ange Ngo Bieng and Eliott Maurent
27. Tropical Deforestation, Forest Degradation and the Role of REDD+ in Climate Change Mitigation / John A. Parrotta
28. Restoration of Forest Ecosystems / John A. Stanturf
29. Forest Fragments and Fragmentation / Michael David Pashkevich, Badrul Azhar, Damayanti Buchori, Robert J. Fletcher, Jr., Jake L. Snaddon and Edgar C. Turner
30. The Ecology of Logged Forests / 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
33. Pathogens and Invertebrate Pests in North American Forest Ecosystems / Sandy M. Smith and Louis Bernier

Part 6: Forest and Climate Change
34. Fire and Climate: Using the Past to Predict the Future / Marion Lestienne, Justin Waito, Cheima Barhoumi, Laurent Bremond, Martin P. Girardin, Jacques C. Tardif, Adam A. Ali, Hermann Behling, Julia Unkelbach and Christelle Hely
35. The Ecological Consequences of Droughts in Forests / Richard T. Corlett
36. From Wood Formation to Tree Ring: How Tree Growth Responds to Climate Change / Roberto Silvestro, Minhui He, Jian-Guo Huang and Hubert Morin and Sergio Rossi
37. Plant Movements in Response to Rapid Climate Change / Richard T. Corlett
38. Forest Carbon Budgets and Climate Change / Yadvinder Malhi, Tina Christmann, Xiongjie Deng, Huanyuan Zhang-Zheng, Sam Moore and Terhi Riutta

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. Wild Meat Hunting in Tropical Forests / Julia E. Fa and Stephan M. Funk

Customer Reviews


Kelvin S.-H. 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 T. Corlett is an Emeritus Professor at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan, China, and also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK. He was previously a Professor at the National University of Singapore and the University of Hong Kong, China.

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

New Edition
By: Kelvin S-H Peh(Editor), Richard T Corlett(Editor), Yves Bergeron(Editor)
688 pages, 130 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Routledge
Media reviews

"[...] 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).

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