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Forest Canopies

Forest Canopies

  • Author: Margaret Lowman,H. Bruce Rinker
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0124575536
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 517
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The treetops of the world's forests are where discovery and opportunity abound, however they have been relatively inaccessible until recently. This book represents an authoritative synthesis of data, anecdotes, case studies, observations, and recommendations from researchers and educators who have risked life and limb in their advocacy of the High Frontier. With innovative rope techniques, cranes, walkways, dirigibles, and towers, they finally gained access to the rich biodiversity that lives far above the forest floor and the emerging science of canopy ecology. In this new edition of Forest Canopies, nearly 60 scientists and educators from around the world look at the biodiversity, ecology, evolution, and conservation of forest canopy ecosystems. -Comprehensive literature list -State-of-the-art results and data sets from current field work -Foremost scientists in the field of canopy ecology -Expanded collaboration of researchers and international projects -User-friendly format with sidebars and case studies -Keywords and outlines for each chapter

Tropical Forest Canopies: Ecology and Management

Tropical Forest Canopies: Ecology and Management

Proceedings of ESF Conference, Oxford University, 12–16 December 1998

  • Author: K.E. Linsenmair,Andrew Davis,B. Fiala,M.R. Speight
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401736065
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 370
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Almost half of all life on earth may exist in the world's forest canopies. They may also play a vital role in maintaining the planet's climate, yet they remain largely unexplored owing to difficulties of access. They are renowned for their great diversity and role in forest functioning, yet there are still great gaps in the understanding of this `last biological frontier'. This seminal book shows how canopy science is now in a position to answer many of the outstanding questions, among which are some of the most pressing environmental issues society is presently facing. It represents a major summary of the current understanding of canopy ecology, and maps a path forward into a greater understanding of tropical forest ecology and management at a time when the very future of this ecosystem is threatened by humanity's actions.

Applications of Physiological Ecology to Forest Management

Applications of Physiological Ecology to Forest Management

  • Author: J. J. Landsberg,S. T. Gower
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 9780080527383
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 354
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Forest management is a complex process that now incorporates information obtained from many sources. It is increasingly obvious that the physiological status of the trees in a forest has a dramatic impact on the likely success of any particular management strategy. Indeed, models described in this book that deal with forest productivity and sustainability require physiological information. This information can only be obtained from an understanding of the basic biological mechanisms and processes that contribute to individual tree growth. This valuable book illustrates that physiological ecology is a fundamental element of proficient forest management. Provides essential information relevant to the continuing debate over sustainable forest management Outlines how modern tools for physiological ecology can be used in planning and managing forest ecosystems Reviews the most commonly used forest models and assesses their value and future

Physiological Ecology of Forest Production

Physiological Ecology of Forest Production

Principles, Processes and Models

  • Author: J. J. Landsberg,Peter Sands
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 9780080922546
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 352
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Process-based models open the way to useful predictions of the future growth rate of forests and provide a means of assessing the probable effects of variations in climate and management on forest productivity. As such they have the potential to overcome the limitations of conventional forest growth and yield models, which are based on mensuration data and assume that climate and atmospheric CO2 concentrations will be the same in the future as they are now. This book discusses the basic physiological processes that determine the growth of plants, the way they are affected by environmental factors and how we can improve processes that are well-understood such as growth from leaf to stand level and productivity. A theme that runs through the book is integration to show a clear relationship between photosynthesis, respiration, plant nutrient requirements, transpiration, water relations and other factors affecting plant growth that are often looked at separately. This integrated approach will provide the most comprehensive source for process-based modelling, which is valuable to ecologists, plant physiologists, forest planners and environmental scientists. Includes explanations of inherently mathematical models, aided by the use of graphs and diagrams illustrating causal interactions and by examples implemented as Excel spreadsheets Uses a process-based model as a framework for explaining the mechanisms underlying plant growth Integrated approach provides a clear and relatively simple treatment

Forest Canopies

Forest Canopies

  • Author: Margaret Lowman,Nalini Moreshwar Nadkarni
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 624
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For decades ecologists, physiologists, tropical biologists and many others in related disciplines have been interested in the structure, function, and inhabitants of the forest canopy. Unfortunately, for nearly as long, this fascinating ecosystem seemed inaccessible. Recently, this situation has greatly improved. Using balloons, ropes, towers and cranes, scientists have begun to penetrate this dense foliage, allowing for a detailed, authoritative account of life in the enchanting world.

Ecology

Ecology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ecology
  • Page: N.A
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Physiological Ecology of Tropical Plants

Physiological Ecology of Tropical Plants

  • Author: Ulrich Lüttge
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783540717935
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 458
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Since the publication of the first edition of this book ten years ago, international research into the physiological ecology of plants in the tropics has increased enormously in quantity and quality. This brand new edition brings the story right up to date. New approaches have been developed in remote sensing while at the other end of the scale molecular biology has come on in leaps and bounds, particularly regarding ecological performance of tropical plants, e.g. in understanding the adaptation of resurrection plants to the extreme habitat of inselbergs. In this fully revised and updated second edition the wealth of new information has made it necessary to break large chapters down into smaller ones.

Treehouses and Epiphytes

Treehouses and Epiphytes

Designing for Rainforest Canopy Research

  • Author: Andrew Thomas Wojciehowski
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 148
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The Physiological Ecology of Woody Plants

The Physiological Ecology of Woody Plants

  • Author: Theodore T. Kozlowski,Paul J. Kramer,Stephen G. Pallardy
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0323138004
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 657
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The efficient management of trees and other woody plants can be improved given an understanding of the physiological processes that control growth, the complex environmental factors that influence those processes, and our ability to regulate and maintain environmental conditions that facilitate growth. Emphasizes genetic and environmental interactions that influence woody plant growth Outlines responses of individual trees and tree communities to environmental stress Explores cultural practices useful for efficient management of shade, forest, and fruit trees, woody vines, and shrubs

Physiological Ecology of North American Plant Communities

Physiological Ecology of North American Plant Communities

  • Author: Brian F. Chabot,Harold A. Mooney
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Botany
  • Page: 351
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Although, as W.D. Billings notes in his chapter in this book. the development of physiological ecology can be traced back to the very beginnings of the study of ecology it is clear that the modern development of this field in North America is due in the large part to the efforts of Billings alone. The foundation that Billings laid in the late 1950s came from his own studies on deserts and subsequently arctic and alpine plants, and also from his enormous success in instilling enthusiasm for the field in the numerous students attracted to the plant ecology program at Duke University. Billings' own studies provided the model for subsequent work in this field. Physiological techniques. normally confined to the laboratory. were brought into the field to examine processes under natural environmental conditions. These field studies were accompanied by experiments under controlled conditions where the relative impact of various factors could be assessed and further where genetic as opposed to environmental influences could be separated. This blending of field and laboratory approaches promoted the design of experiments which were of direct relevance to understanding the distribution and abundance of plants in nature. Physiological mechanisms were studied and assessed in the context of the functioning of plants under natural conditions rather than as an end in itself.