Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780121451608
eBook ISBN: 9780080548012
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd April 2004
Page Count: 2400
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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.

Key Features

  • Edited and written by a distinguished group of editors and contributors
  • Well-organized encyclopedic format provides concise, readable entries, easy searches, and thorough cross-references
  • Illustrative tables, figures, and photographs in every entry, produced in full color
  • Comprehensive glossary defines new and important terms
  • Complete, up-to-date coverage of over 60 areas of forest sciences - sure to be of interest to scientists, students, and professionals alike!
  • Editor-in-Chief is the past president of the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, the oldest international collaborative forestry research organization with over 15,000 scientists from 100 countries


Researchers, scientists and professionals in forestry, the forestry industry, and related fields

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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"...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