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Soil and Root Damage in Forestry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128220702

Soil and Root Damage in Forestry

1st Edition

Reducing the Impact of Forest Mechanization

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Author: Iwan Wasterlund
Paperback ISBN: 9780128220702
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 28th August 2020
Page Count: 200
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Description

Agroforestry has significantly impacted our forests, but an often-overlooked issue is the effect of harvesting on soils and root systems. Soil and Root Damage in Forestry explains how soil and roots might be damaged through logging activities or silvicultural activities, how resulting root diseases impact the root and soil systems, and the impacts of chemical applications on the soil and root system.  This book goes beyond the ‘why’ to also provide methods to reduce the impacts of machines on soils and offers solutions to minimize the impacts of machines on soils. Soil and Root Damage in Forestry serves as a valuable resource not only for those already working in soil science and forest ecology, but also provides insights for advanced students seeking an entrance to the "hidden half" of the planet.

Key Features

  • Combines damages to soil and roots in one volume for the first time
  • Includes calculations related to soil strength providing soil scientists and ecologists with methods to estimate root damage
  • Provides suggestions on how to reduce the impact of harvesting on soil and root systems

Readership

Soil scientists and forest ecologists; Environmental Scientists and engineers

Table of Contents

1. Forest responses to soil disturbance due to machine traffic
2. Impacts of soil disturbance on forest and forest soils
3. Impeded root growth in compacted till soils
4. Roots, the hidden tree
5. Rutting on peaty soil
6. Soil mechianics for forestry ground and measurements
7. Alpine routes reinforced with geonet for ATV

Details

No. of pages:
200
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2020
Published:
28th August 2020
Imprint:
Elsevier
Paperback ISBN:
9780128220702

About the Author

Iwan Wasterlund

Iwan Wasterlund, Ph.D. is a retired Professor in Forest Technology (1995-2001), Olasgarden Forest and Roads, Savar, Sweden. He is the former President of ISTVS on the FAO/ECE expert team on soil damage (approximately 300 members) and has been the chairman of an ECE/FAO/ILO team of specialists. Dr. Wasterlund has been a referee on approximately 150 papers, including Silva Fennica, Terramechanics, Forest Ecological Management. He has produced almost 100 Master thesis and 10 doctorate dissertations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired Professor, Forest Technology (1995-2001), Olasgarden Forest and Roads, Savar, Sweden

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