Forest Resources in Europe 1950-1990

Overview

This volume provides a detailed account of the increase in forest resources in Europe over the past forty years. The author discusses the implications of this expansion for the future health and vitality of the forests and for the economic viability and environmental sustainability of the resource. He advocates an increase in thinnings and regeneration cuttings, replacing currently unstable tree species with true climatic climax species, and shortening rotation ages. The author concludes that preserving the ...

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Overview

This volume provides a detailed account of the increase in forest resources in Europe over the past forty years. The author discusses the implications of this expansion for the future health and vitality of the forests and for the economic viability and environmental sustainability of the resource. He advocates an increase in thinnings and regeneration cuttings, replacing currently unstable tree species with true climatic climax species, and shortening rotation ages. The author concludes that preserving the sustainability and biodiversity of Europe's forest ecosystems can be achieved by maintaining the genetic diversity, density, age and health stability of forests, protecting biotopes of endangered species, and establishing cultural biotopes and strictly protected natural reserves.

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"This book is a useful reference to anyone interested in the overall trends in forest conditions around the globe." Journal of Natural Resource Life Science Education

"The book's breadth of coverage is impressive and it should be useful to those concerned with forests, either as scientists, managers, or teachers." Philippe Bourdeau, Environment

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521052238
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2007
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Abbreviations; Figures; Tables; Summary; 1. Introduction; 2. Wood resources and harvests by country groups; 3. Country statistics; 4. Ecological and economic basis; References.

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