2nd Edition

Routledge Handbook of Forest Ecology

    726 Pages 130 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge


    The Routledge Handbook of Forest Ecology is an essential resource covering all aspects of forest ecology from a global perspective.

    This new edition has fully revised and updated throughout to reflect the profound and unprecedented changes in both forests and climates since the publication of the first edition in 2015. The handbook reflects key developments in the field of forest dynamics and large-scale processes, as well as the changes that are now manifesting in different types of forest across the globe as a result of climate change. It covers both natural and managed forests, from boreal, temperate, sub-tropical and tropical regions of the world. In this second edition, the breadth of the handbook has been expanded with new chapters on mountain forests, monodominance, pathogens and invertebrate pests and amphibian and reptiles in forest ecosystems. Original author teams are complimented by the addition of new authors to offer fresh perspectives, and the second edition places greater emphasis on the applicability of each topic on a global level. The handbook is divided into seven parts:

    •           Part I: The Forest

    •           Part II: Forest Dynamics

    •           Part III: Forest Flora and Fauna

    •           Part IV: Energy and Nutrients

    •           Part V: Forest Conservation and Management

    •           Part VI: Forest and Climate Change

    •           Part VII: Human Ecology

    The Routledge Handbook of Forest Ecology is an essential reference text for a wide range of students and scholars of ecology, environmental science, forestry, geography and natural resource management.

    1. Introduction Kelvin S.-H. Peh, Yves Bergeron and Richard T. Corlett  Part 1: The Forest 2. Boreal Forests Jean-Pierre Saucier, Ken Baldwin, Pavel Krestov and Torre Jorgenson 3. Temperate Forests Lee E. Frelich and Rebecca Montgomery 4. Subtropical Forests Richard T. Corlett and Alice C. Hughes 5. Tropical Forests Richard T. Corlett 6. Temperate and Boreal Mountain Forests Christopher Carcaillet and Peter Z. Fulé Part 2: Forest Dynamics 7. Insect Disturbances in Forest Ecosystems Dan Kneeshaw, Brian R. Sturtevant, Barry Cooke, Timothy Work, Deepa Pureswaran, Louis DeGrandpre and Dave MacLean 8. Fire in Forest Ecosystems David F. Greene, Madeleine A. Lopez and Sean T. Michaletz 9. Ecological Effects of Strong Wind on Forests Stephen M. Turton and Mohammed Alamgir 10. Forest Succession and Gap Dynamics Rebecca Montgomery and Lee E. Frelich 11. Tree Genetic Diversity and Gene Flow in Forest Ecosystems Francine Tremblay 12. Monodominance in Tropical Lowland Forests Kelvin S.-H. Peh Part 3: Forest Flora and Fauna 13. The Ecology of Lianas and Their Increasing Influence in Tropical Forests Stefan A. Schnitzer 14. Vascular Epiphytes in Forest Ecosystems Amanda Taylor 15. Insects in Forest Ecosystems Andrea Battisti 16. Bryophytes in Forest Ecosystems Nicole J. Fenton, Kristoffer Hylander Emma Pharo and Charles E. Zartman 17. Lichens in Forest Ecosystems Per-Anders Esseen, Göran Thor and Darwyn Coxson 18. Mammals in Forest Ecosystems Richard T. Corlett and Alice C. Hughes 19. Ecology and Conservation of Forest Birds Malcolm C.K. Soh, Ding Li Yong, Richard T. Corlett and Kelvin S.-H. Peh 20. Amphibians and Reptiles of Forest Ecosystems David Bickford, Adrian Garda, Seshadri K.S, Umilaela Arifin, Hiral Naik, Hanyeh Ghaffari and Barbod Safaei-Mahroo 21. Global Patterns of Biodiversity in Forests Christine B. Schmitt and João de Deus Vidal Jr. Part 4: Energy and Nutrients 22. Mycorrhizal Symbiosis in Forest Ecosystems Leho Tedersoo 23. Biogeochemical Cycling David Paré, Daniel Markewitz and Håkan Wallander 24. Forest Hydrology André St-Hilaire 25. Primary Production and Allocation in Forest Ecosystems Frank Berninger and Kelvin S.-H. Peh Part 5: Forest Conservation and Management 26. Natural Regeneration after Harvesting Nelson Thiffault, Lluís Coll, Douglass F. Jacobs, Marie Ange Ngo Bieng and Eliott Maurent 27. Tropical Deforestation, Forest Degradation and the Role of REDD+ in Climate Change Mitigation John A. Parrotta 28. Restoration of Forest Ecosystems John A. Stanturf 29. Forest Fragments and Fragmentation Michael David Pashkevich, Badrul Azhar, Damayanti Buchori, Robert J. Fletcher, Jr., Jake L. Snaddon and Edgar C. Turner 30. The Ecology of Logged Forests Paul Woodcock, Panu Halme and David P. Edwards 31. Pollution in Forests Mikhail V. Kozlov and Elena L. Zvereva 32. Biological Invasions in Forests and Forest Plantations Marcel Rejmánek 33. Pathogens and Invertebrate Pests in North American Forest Ecosystems Sandy M. Smith and Louis Bernier Part 6: Forest and Climate Change 34. Fire and Climate: Using the Past to Predict the Future Marion Lestienne, Justin Waito, Chéïma Barhoumi, Laurent Bremond, Martin P. Girardin, Jacques C. Tardif, Adam A. Ali, Hermann Behling, Julia Unkelbach and Christelle Hély 35. The Ecological Consequences of Droughts in Forests Richard T. Corlett 36. From Wood Formation to Tree Ring: How Tree Growth Responds to Climate Change Roberto Silvestro, Minhui He, Jian-Guo Huang and Hubert Morin and Sergio Rossi 37. Plant Movements in Response to Rapid Climate Change Richard T. Corlett 38. Forest Carbon Budgets and Climate Change Yadvinder Malhi, Tina Christmann, Xiongjie Deng, Huanyuan Zhang-Zheng, Sam Moore and Terhi Riutta Part 7: Human ecology 39. Multiple Roles of Non-timber Forest Products in Ecologies, Economies and Livelihoods Charlie M. Shackleton 40. Agriculture in the Forest: Ecology and Rationale of Shifting Cultivation Olivier Ducourtieux 41. Indigenous Forest Knowledge Hugo Asselin 42. Wild Meat Hunting in Tropical Forests Julia E. Fa and Stephan M. Funk


    Kelvin S.-H. Peh is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences, University of Southampton, and also a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK.

    Richard T. Corlett is an Emeritus Professor at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan, China, and also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK. He was previously a Professor at the National University of Singapore and the University of Hong Kong, China.

    Yves Bergeron is Professor of Forest Ecology and Management at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada.