Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, Four-Volume Set

Edited by

  • Julian Evans, Imperial College London, UK
  • John Youngquist, Forest Products Consultant, retired from USDA Forest Products Laboratory, Wisconsin, USA


  • Jeffery Burley, Director-Emeritus, Oxford Forestry Institute, Oxford University, UK

A combination of broad disciplinary coverage and scientific excellence, the Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences will be an indispensable addition to the library of anyone interested in forests, forestry and forest sciences. Packed with valuable insights from experts all over the world, this remarkable set not only summarizes recent advances in forest science techniques, but also thoroughly covers the basic information vital to comprehensive understanding of the important elements of forestry.The Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences also covers relevant biology and ecology, different types of forestry (e.g. tropical forestry and dryland forestry), scientific names of trees and shrubs, and the applied, economic, and social aspects of forest management. Valuable key features further enhance the utility of this Encyclopedia as an exceptional reference tool.Also available online via ScienceDirect ? featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com.
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  • ISBN: 978-0-12-145160-8


"...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 extensive…an outstanding work....Highly recommended." (N. Kobzina, University of California Berkeley, 2004) "...an outstanding work. ...Highly recommended." -CHOICE (2004)

Table of Contents

Aquatic Habitats in Forest EcosystemsBiological Impacts of Deforestation and FragmentationBreeding and Genetic Resources of Scots PineBreeding Theory and Genetic TestingCauses of Deforestation and Forest FragmentationConifer Breeding and Genetic ResourcesCytogenetics of Forest Tree SpeciesDisease and Pest Resistance BreedingEconomic Returns from Tree BreedingEndangered Species of TreesEntomology: Bark BeetlesEntomology: Foliage FeedersEntomology: SapsuckersEucalyptus Improvement and CultureForest CanopiesForest Ecosystems: AcaciasForest Ecosystems: Alders, Birches and WillowsForest Ecosystems: Bamboos, Palms and Rattans (Arecaceae and Poaceae)Forest Ecosystems: BombacaceaeForest Ecosystems: CombretaceaeForest Ecosystems: DipterocarpsForest Ecosystems: EucalyptsForest Ecosystems: Fagaceae (Oaks, Beeches, Hickories and Nothofagus)Forest Ecosystems: Ficus spp. (and other important Moraceae)Forest Ecosystems: Juglandaceae (Hickories)Forest Ecosystems: LauraceaeForest Ecosystems: LecythidaceaeForest Ecosystems: MangrovesForest Ecosystems: MyristicaceaeForest Ecosystems: PinesForest Ecosystems: PoplarsForest Ecosystems: Southern Hemisphere ConifersForest Ecosystems: Spruces, Firs and LarchesForest Ecosystems: Swietenia (American mahogany)Forest Ecosystems: Swietenia (American mahogany)Forest Ecosystems: Teak and Related VerbenaceaeForest Ecosystems: Woody Legumes (excluding Acacias)Forest Environment: Carbon CycleForest Environment: Environmental ImpactsForest Genetics and Tree Breeding: Current and Future SignpostsForest Genetics and Tree Breeding: Quantitative Genetic PrinciplesForest Genetics and Tree Breeding Overview: HistoryForest Health: Biochemical and Physiological AspectsForest Health: Diagnosis, Monitoring and EvaluationForest Landscape: Cultural Values and Perceptions of Forests by Indigenous CommunitiesForest Landscape: Perceptions of Forest LandscapesForest Landscape: Visual Analysis of Forest LandscapesForest Landscape: Visual Resource Management ApproachesForest Management for ConservationForest Operations: ErgonomicsForest Operations: Forest Operations in the Tropics/Reduced Impact LoggingForest Operations: Forest Operations ManagementForest Operations: Forest Operations under Mountainous ConditionsForest Operations: Harvesting of ThinningsForest Operations: Logistics in Forest OperationsForest Operations: Nursery OperationsForest Operations: Roading and Transport OperationsForest Operations: Small-scale ForestryForest Operations: Wood DeliveryForest Pathology: Diseases of Forest TreesForest Pathology: Heart Rot and Wood DecayForest Pathology: Insect Associated DiseasesForest Pathology: Leaf and Needle DiseasesForest Pathology: Phytophthora Root Rot of Forest TreesForest Pathology: Pine Wilt and the Pine Wood NematodeForest Pathology: Root and Butt Rot DiseasesForest Pathology: Rust DiseasesForest Pathology: Stem Canker DiseasesForest Pathology: Tree Disease in Exotic Plantation IndustryForest Pathology: Vascular Wilt DiseasesForest Planning and Design: Forest Amenity Planning ApproachesForest Planning and Design: Public Participation in Community Forestry in the TropicsForest Planning and Design: The Role of Visualisation in Forest PlanningForest Plant DiversityForest Products: Adhesion and AdhesivesForest Products: Biological Deterioration of WoodForest Products: Biological Improvement of Wood PropertiesForest Products: Chemical Modification of WoodForest Products: Chemical Properties of WoodForest Products: Chemicals from WoodForest Products: DendrochronologyForest Products: DendrochronologyForest Products: Effect of Growth Conditions on Wood PropertiesForest Products: Energy from WoodForest Products: Environmental Aspects of Using Wood Compared to Other Building MaterialsForest Products: Formation and Structure of WoodForest Products: Glued Structural MembersForest Products: International Trade in Wood ProductsForest Products: Lumber Production, Properties and UsesForest Products: Mechanical Properties of WoodForest Products: Physical Properties of WoodForest Products: Protection of Wood against BiodeteriorationForest Products: Protection of Wood from FireForest Products: Solid Wood Recycling and Recycled ProductsForest Products: Structural Use of WoodForest Products: Timbers, Poles and TiesForest Products: Wood DryingForest Products: Wood FinishingForest Products: Wood MachiningForest Products: Wood-based Composites and Panel ProductsForest Recreation: Inventory, Monitoring and Management - Concepts, Approaches and MethodsForest Recreation: User Needs and PreferencesForests, Tree Physiology and ClimateGenecological/Adaptational GeneticsGenetic Aspects of Air Pollution and Climate ChangeGenetic Systems of Forest TreesGenetics and Improvement of Wood PropertiesGenetics of Pinus RadiataHistory: History and Overview of Wood UseHistory: Paper and PapermakingHuman Influences on Forest WildlifeHydrology: Forest Hydrological CycleHydrology: Forests and Snow and Avalanche ControlHydrology: Forests and Soil Erosion ControlHydrology: Forests and StreamflowHydrology: Forests and Water QualityHydrology: Hydrological Impacts of Forest ManagementHydrology: Hydrology of Forest PlantationsImpacts of Air Pollution on Forest EcosystemsImpacts of Elevated CO2 and Climate Change on Forest SystemsIntegrated Pest Management: Practical Implementation in Temperate and Tropical ForestsIntegrated Pest Management: Principles in Temperate and Tropical ForestsInventory: Biodiversity in ForestsInventory: Biometric ResearchInventory: Design, Performance and Evaluation of ExperimentsInventory: Forest ChangeInventory: Forest Inventory and MonitoringInventory: Forest MeasurementsInventory: Forest ResourcesInventory: GIS and Remote SensingInventory: Large-scale Forest Inventory and Scenario ModelingInventory: Mensuration - Growth and YieldInventory: ModelingInventory: Multipurpose Resource InventoriesInventory: Non-timber Forest Resources and ProductsInventory: Regional and Global Forest Resource AssessmentsInventory: Regional and Global Forest Resource AssessmentsInventory: Spatial InformationInventory: Stand InventoriesInventory: Statistical Methods (Mathematics and Computers)Inventory: Timber and Tree MeasurementsInventory: Yield Tables, Forecasting, Modelling and SimulationLandscape Ecology - Use and Application in ForestryLandscape Ecology the ConceptsMolecular Biology of Forest TreesNatural Disturbance in Forest EnvironmentsNitrogen-fixing Tree Improvement and CultureNon-wood Forest Products: Bamboos and their Role in Ecosystem RehabilitationNon-wood Forest Products: Cork OakNon-wood Forest Products: Edible Products from the ForestNon-wood Forest Products: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Bioprospecting and BiopartnershipNon-wood Forest Products: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Ethnobotany and Conservation StatusNon-wood Forest Products: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants - Good Sourcing and Manufacturing PracticesNon-wood Forest Products: Medicinal Plants and Human HealthNon-wood Forest Products: Paper Raw Materials and Paper TechnologyNon-wood Forest Products: Resin, Latex and Palm OilNon-wood Forest Products: Rubber TreesNon-wood Forest Products: Seasonal GreeneryNon-wood Forest Products: Traditional Chinese Medicine System and Associated Medicinal PlantsNon-wood Forest Products: Tribal Medicine and Medicinal Plant-based KnowledgeOak Breeding and Genetic ResourcesPlant-Animal Interactions in Forest EcosystemsPoplar and Willow Genetics and BreedingPopulation Dynamics of Forest InsectsPopulation, Conservation and Ecological GeneticsPropagation Technology for Forest TreesPulp and Paper: Bleaching of PulpPulp and Paper: Chemical AdditivesPulp and Paper: Chemical PulpingPulp and Paper: Chip PreparationPulp and Paper: CoatingPulp and Paper: Environmental ControlPulp and Paper: Fiber ResourcesPulp and Paper: Mechanical PulpingPulp and Paper: New TechnologyPulp and Paper: Packaging GradesPulp and Paper: Paper GradesPulp and Paper: Paper Recycling Science and TechnologyPulp and Paper: Paper Recycling Science and TechnologyPulp and Paper: Paperboard GradesPulp and Paper: PapermakingPulp and Paper: Physical PropertiesPulp and Paper: PrintingPulp and Paper: Tissue GradesPulp and Paper: World Industry OverviewRegional Forest Types: Mediteranean Forest EcosystemsRegional Forest Types: Monsoon Forests (Southern and Southeast Asia)Regional Forest Types: Northern Coniferous ForestsRegional Forest Types: Southern Coniferous ForestsRegional Forest Types: Subalpine and Boreal ForestsRegional Forest Types: Temperate Broadleaved Deciduous ForestsRegional Forest Types: Tropical Dry ForestsRegional Forest Types: Tropical Dry ForestsRegional Forest Types: Tropical Moist ForestsRegional Forest Types: Tropical Montane ForestsReproductive Ecology of Forest TreesSilviculture: CoppicingSilviculture: Ecology and Silviculture of Tropical Wetland ForestsSilviculture: Forest DynamicsSilviculture: Forest Fires (Prediction, Prevention, Preparedness and Suppression)Silviculture: Forest PlantationsSilviculture: Forest RehabilitationSilviculture: Ground PreparationSilviculture: High PruningSilviculture: Managing for Tropical Non-timber Forest ProductsSilviculture: Multiple-use SilvicultureSilviculture: Natural Regeneration of Tropical Rain ForestsSilviculture: Natural Stand RegenerationSilviculture: Reclamation of Mining LandsSilviculture: RotationsSilviculture: Short Rotation Forestry for Biomass ProductionSilviculture: Silvicultural SystemsSilviculture: Silviculture in Mountain ForestsSilviculture: Species ChoiceSilviculture: Stand Density and Stocking in PlantationsSilviculture: Stand Establishment, Treatment and PromotionSilviculture: Sustainability of Forest PlantationsSilviculture: TendingSilviculture: Tropical SilvicultureSilviculture: Unevenaged SilvicultureSilviculture: Windbreaks and ShelterbeltsSilviculture and Management in Arid and Semi-arid RegionsSilviculture in Polluted AreasSocial Forestry: Collaborative Management between Forest Industries and Local CommunitiesSocial Forestry: Common Property Forest ManagementSocial Forestry: Forest and Tree Tenure and OwnershipSocial Forestry: Forest FunctionsSocial Forestry: Forest ValuesSocial Forestry: Joint and Collaborative Forest ManagementSocial Forestry: Social and Community ForestrySoils and Site: Forests and Soil DevelopmentSoils and Site: Landscape and Soil Classification for Forest ManagementSoils and Site: Nutrient CyclingSoils and Site: Nutrient Limitations and FertilizationSoils and Site: Soil and its Relationship to Forest Productivity and HealthSoils and Site: Soil BiologySoils and Site: Soil Contamination and AmeliorationSoils and Site: Soil Organic MatterSoils and Site: The Forest FloorSoils and Site: Tree Roots and their Interaction with SoilSoils and Site: Waste Utilization and TreatmentSoils and Site: Water Storage and MovementSouthern Pine Breeding and Genetic ResourcesSustainable Forest ManagementSustainable Forest Management: CertificationTree Physiology: A Whole Tree PerspectiveTree Physiology: Canopy ProcessesTree Physiology: MycorrhizaeTree Physiology: NutritionTree Physiology: PhysiologyTree Physiology: Physiology of Sexual Reproduction in TreesTree Physiology: Physiology of Vegetative ReproductionTree Physiology: Root System PhysiologyTree Physiology: Seed PhysiologyTree Physiology: Shoot Growth and Canopy DevelopmentTree Physiology: StressTree Physiology: Xylem PhysiologyTropical Hardwoods Breeding and Genetic ResourcesTropical Pines Breeding and Genetic ResourcesUrban Forestry