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Table of Contents

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 Imp


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About the authors

Julian Evans

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 Commission’s 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’.

Affiliations and Expertise

Imperial College London, UK

John Youngquist

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 Chief’s 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. Youngqu

Affiliations and Expertise

Forest Products Consultant, retired from USDA Forest Products Laboratory, Wisconsin, USA


"...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) " outstanding work. ...Highly recommended." -CHOICE (2004)