Seed Ecophysiology of Temperate and Boreal Zone Forest Trees: 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Seed Ecophysiology of Temperate and Boreal Zone Forest Trees

1st Edition

By RobertE. Farmer


272 pages

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This is the first truly modern book solely devoted to seed reproduction of forest trees-from flowering to establishment, with emphasis on the interaction of environment with physiological processes.

Focus is on seed function in natural settings and the application of information to natural regeneration of forests. This easy-to-read text addresses important principles and provides in-depth coverage of existing literature.

Presentation of the information is organized to allow for a natural development of the main theme with full explanations of such important components as seed production, dispersal and germination, as well as the integral parts played by water, temperature, light, chemicals, animals, pathogens and aging.

A highly useful book for investigators, practitioners or students.


"…a book on this subject has been long overdue and will provide an invaluable tool to instructors, foresters, and researchers alike."

Ron Smith, Natural Resources Canada

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Components of Seed Production

Chapter 3: Dispersal

Chapter 4: How Seed Germinate

Chapter 5: How to Evaluate Germination

Chapter 6: Seed Dormancy

Chapter 7: Seed Banking Trees

Chapter 8: Germination Genetics

Chapter 9: Germination and Establishment: Temperature, Water and Light

Chapter 10: Germination and Establishment: Chemical Ecology

Chapter 11: Germination and Establishment: Animals, Pathogens and Aging

Chapter 12: Germination and Establishment: North American Microsites


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Forestry