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Frontiers of Forest Biology
Proceedings of the 1998 Joint Meeting of the North American Forest Biology Workshop and the Western

ISBN 9781560220794
Published June 20, 2000 by CRC Press
412 Pages

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Book Description

Discover new approaches to promote a viable forest industry while protecting non-timber values!

Frontiers of Forest Biology: Proceedings of the 1998 Joint Meeting of the North American Forest Biology Workshop and the Western Forest Genetics Association gives you significant new insights on current initiatives in forest biology. Because the field is changing rapidly, you need to keep aware of current trends, as the emphasis in forest research shifts from productivity-based goals to sustainable development of forest resources.

In this volume, you will find a comprehensive summary of the state of the art of forest science in North America. Whether your focus is on genetics or on the environmental aspects of forest science, plant physiology, or silviculture, you will find helpful chapters by practitioners as well as cutting-edge research by scientists. This integrated approach is unique in the field.

Based on the 1998 Joint Meeting of the North American Forest Biology Workshop and the Western Forest Genetics Association, Frontiers of Forest Biology addresses changing priorities in forest resource management. This important book contains fascinating research studies, complete with tables and diagrams, on topics such as biodiversity research, the productivity of commercial species, conserving adaptive variation in forest ecosystems, and the effect of harvesting trees on nutrient leaching.

The book maps the frontiers of this fast-changing science with chapters on:

  • the social, biological, and industrial context of forest biology
  • new directions for research into genetics, physiology, plant silviculture, and conservation
  • the impact of genetics on sustainable forestry
  • the effects of cold and disease on plant physiology
  • regeneration of various species after logging
  • new species adapted for agroforestry
  • the impact and management of exotic weeds
Frontiers of Forest Biology offers solid information on a broad spectrum of topics and suggests fresh avenues for your investigations in all aspects of forest biology.

Table of Contents


  • Preface
  • Acknowledgment
  • Plenary Address: Conserving Adaptive Variation In Forest Ecosystems
  • Tree Spacing Affects Clonal Ranking in Eucalyptus Grandis X E. urophylla (ital) Hybrids
  • Seed Source Testing of Paper Birch (Betula Papyrifera) (ital) in the Interior of British Columbia
  • Genetics of Elevational Adaptations of Lodgepole Pine in the Interior
  • Growth and Biomass Allocation of Gliricidia sepium (ital) Seed Sources Under Drought Conditions
  • Microsatellite Markers for Alpine Larch and Western Larch
  • Range-Wide Genetic Variation in Port-Orford-Cedar (Chamaecyparis Lawsoniana (ital) [A. Murr.] Parl.): I. Early Height Growth at Coastal and Inland Nurseries
  • Genetic Linkage Mapping of Genomic Regions Conferring Tolerance to High Aluminum in Slash Pine
  • Impact of Forest Genetics on Sustainable Forestry--Results From Two Cycles of Loblolly Pine Breeding in the U. S.
  • Responsiveness of Diverse Provenances of Loblolly Pine to Fertilization--Age Four Results
  • Influence of Procerum Root Disease on the Water Relations of Eastern White Pine (Pinus Strobus (ital) L.)
  • CO2 Diffusion in Douglas Fir Bark: Implications for Measuring Woody-Tissue Respiration with Removable Cuvettes
  • Respiratory Parameters Define Growth Rate, Species Distribution, and Adaptation to Temperature
  • Carbon Dioxide Efflux Rates from Stems of Mature Quercus Prinus (ital) L. and Acer Rubrum (ital) L. Trees Do Not Appear to be Affected by Sapflow Rates
  • Root Growth Plasticity of Hybrid Poplar in Response to Soil Nutrient Gradients
  • Effects of Ultraviolet-B Radiation on Needle Anatomy and Morphology of Western Larch, Interior Spruce, and Lodgepole Pine
  • Wintertime Patterns of Chlorophyll Fluorescence in Red Spruce (Picea Rubens, (ital) Sarg.) Foliage
  • Winter Season Tree Sap Flow and Stand Transpiration in an Intensively-Managed Loblolly and Slash Pine Plantation
  • Long-Term Nitrogen Fertilization Increases Winter Injury in Montana Red Spruce (Picea Rubens (ital) Foliage
  • Cold Tolerance and Photosystem Function in a Montana Red Spruce Population: Physiological Relationships with Foliar Carbohydrates
  • Effect of Two Years of Nitrogen Deposition on Shoot Growth and Phenology of Engelmann Spruce (Picea engelmanni (ital) Perry ex Engelm.) Seedlings
  • Paper Birch Genecology and Physiology: Spring Dormancy Release and Fall Cold Acclimation
  • Plenary Address: Applications of Belowground Forest Biology
  • Assessing the Controls on Soil Mineral-N Cycling Rates in Managed Coastal Western Hemlock Ecosystems of British Columbia
  • White/Red Pine Stand Response to Partial Cutting and Site Preparation
  • Total, Hydrolyzable and Condensed Tannin Concentrations of Leaf Litters of Some Common Hardwoods of Eastern Canada at Two Sites of Contrasting Productivity
  • Comparative Growth of Balsam Fir and Black Spruce Advance Regeneration After Logging
  • Influence of Forest Harvesting Intensity on Nutrient Leaching Through Soil in Southwestern British Columbia
  • Intensive Management of Ponderosa Pine Plantations: Sustainable Productivity for the 21st Century
  • Gas Exchange for Managed Ponderosa Pine Stands Positioned Along a Climatic Gradient
  • Microclimate Changes Following Alternative Conifer Release Treatments Continued Through Three Post-Treatment Growing Seasons
  • Alternative Conifer Release Treatments Affect Competition Levels, Available Light, Net Assimilation Rates, and Growth of White Spruce Seedlings
  • Natural Regeneration of Grey Alder (Alnus incana (ital) (L.) Moench.) Stands After Harvest
  • Seasonal Fine Root Carbohydrate Relations of Plantation Loblolly Pine After Thinning
  • Root Architectural Plasticity to Nutrient Stress in Two Contrasting Ecotypes of Loblolly Pine
  • Changes in Desiccating Seeds of Temperate and Tropical Forest Tree Species
  • Red and Black Spruce Introgression in Montane Ecosystems in New England and New York
  • Sea Buckthorn: A Near-Ideal Plant for Agroforestry on the Canadian Prairies
  • Some Aspects of the Impact and Management of the Exotic Weed, Some Scotch Broom Cystisus Scoparius (ital) (L.) Link) in British Columbia, Canada
  • Pleistocene Refugia for Longleaf and Loblolly Pines
  • Predator Guild Structure of Canopy Arthropods from a Montane Forest on Vancouver Island, British Columbia
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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