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The Resource Mixed-Species Forests : Ecology and Management, edited by Hans Pretzsch, David I. Forrester, Jürgen Bauhus, (electronic resource)

Mixed-Species Forests : Ecology and Management, edited by Hans Pretzsch, David I. Forrester, Jürgen Bauhus, (electronic resource)

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Mixed-Species Forests : Ecology and Management
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Mixed-Species Forests
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Ecology and Management
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edited by Hans Pretzsch, David I. Forrester, Jürgen Bauhus
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This textbook offers a detailed overview of the current state of knowledge concerning the ecology and management of compositionally and structurally diverse forests. It provides answers to central questions such as: What are the scientific concepts used to assess the growth, dynamics and functioning of mixed-species forests, how generalizable are they, and what kind of experiments are necessary to develop them further? How do mixed-species stands compare with monocultures in relation to productivity, wood quality, and ecological stability in the face of stress and disturbances? How are the effects of species mixtures on ecosystem functioning influenced by the particular species composition, site conditions, and stand structure? How does any over- or underyielding at the forest-stand level emerge from the tree and organ level, and what are the main mechanisms behind mixing effects? How can our current scientific understanding of mixed-species forests be integrated into silvicultural concepts as well as practical forest management and planning? Do the ecological characteristics of mixed-species stands also translate into economic differences between mixtures and monocultures? In addition, the book addresses experimental designs and analytical approaches to study mixed-species forests and provides extensive empirical information, general concepts, models, and management approaches for mixed-species forests. As such, it offers a valuable resource for students, scientists and educators, as well as professional forest planners, managers, and consultants
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Mixed-Species Forests : Ecology and Management, edited by Hans Pretzsch, David I. Forrester, Jürgen Bauhus, (electronic resource)
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Mixed-Species Forests : Ecology and Management, edited by Hans Pretzsch, David I. Forrester, Jürgen Bauhus, (electronic resource)
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Mixed-species forests: the development of a forest management paradigm -- From observations to evidence about effects of mixed-species stands -- Ecological and physiological processes in mixed versus monospecific stands -- Stand dynamics of mixed-species stands compared with monocultures -- Size-structure dynamics in mixed versus monospecific stands -- Individual tree structure and growth in mixed compared with monospecific stands -- Ecological stability of mixed-species forests -- Modelling mixed-species forest stands -- Silvicultural options for mixed-species stands -- Forest management planning in mixed-species forests -- Economics of mixed forests -- Perspectives for future research directions on mixed-species systems
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