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  • Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Eucalyptsby Robert J. Henry

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 119.95

    Eucalypts are used for the production of paper products, firewood, charcoal, potential feedstocks for bioenergy and biomaterials, as ornamentals and landscape trees, and in land rehabilitation. Eucalypt breeding is at an early stage with many plantings being only at the first stages of domestication. The relatively small genomes of these species make... more...

  • Second Growthby Robin L. Chazdon

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 125.00

    For decades, conservation and research initiatives in tropical forests have focused almost exclusively on old-growth forests because scientists believed that these ?pristine? ecosystems housed superior levels of biodiversity. With Second Growth , Robin L. Chazdon reveals those assumptions to be largely false, bringing to the fore the previously overlooked... more...

  • Willowby Alison Syme

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 27.00

    Drooping lazily over waterways, shading gardens, guarding hedgerows?the willow tree is a poetically formed plant, but also a practical one. For millennia, the wood of the willow has been used for baskets, furniture, fences, and toys, while finding its place in the watercolors of Monet, Shakespearean tragedies, Hans Christian Andersen, and  The Lord... more...

  • Root Engineeringby Asunción Morte; Ajit Varma

    Springer 2014; US$ 209.00

    This volume illustrates the complex root system, including the various essential roles of roots as well as their interaction with diverse microorganisms localized in or near the root system.Following initial chapters describing the anatomy and architecture as well as the growth and development of root systems, subsequent chapters focus on the various... more...

  • Nitrogen Deposition, Critical Loads and Biodiversityby Mark A. Sutton; Kate E. Mason; Lucy J. Sheppard; Harald Sverdrup; Richard Haeuber; W. Kevin Hicks

    Springer 2014; US$ 229.00

    This volume brings together extended reviews and papers of new scientific research on atmospheric nitrogen deposition impacts globally. While there is a wealth of evidence on the magnitude, components and effects of nitrogen disposition on floral biodiversity in Europe and North America, there is an obvious lack of information on impacts on above-... more...

  • Forest Politicsby David Humphreys

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.00

    'An important and timely book' from the Foreword by Stanley Johnson 'A complete and absorbing history of a decade of intense international politics?offers many insights for future negotiators of sustainable solutions' Stephen Bass, International Institute for Environment and Development 'Skillfully navigates the jungle of forest politics, leaving... more...

  • Forestry Applications of Airborne Laser Scanningby Matti Maltamo; Erik Nćsset; Jari Vauhkonen

    Springer 2014; US$ 209.00

    Airborne laser scanning (ALS) has emerged as one of the most promising remote sensing technologies to provide data for research and operational applications in a wide range of disciplines related to management of forest ecosystems. This book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of the research and application of ALS in a broad range of... more...

  • Sustainability of Temperate Forestsby Roger A. Sedjo; Alberto Goetzl; Stevenson O. Moffat

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 17.95

    RFF's Roger Sedjo and his colleagues discuss initiatives designed to promote and enhance sustainable forestry in temperate countries. While concerns about tropical deforestation are considerable, temperate forests account for the vast majority of the world's roundwood production and most global trade in wood and paper. Improving forest sustainability... more...

  • Handbook of Forest Resource Economicsby Shashi Kant; Janaki Alavalapati

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 220.00

    It is increasingly recognized that the economic value of forests is not merely the production of timber. Forests provide other key ecosystem services, such as being sinks for greenhouse gases, hotspots of biodiversity, tourism and recreation. They are also vitally important in preventing soil erosion and controlling water supplies, as well as providing... more...

  • Tree Biotechnologyby Kishan Gopal Ramawat; Jean-Michel Mérillon; M. R. Ahuja

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 129.95

    Forest trees cover 30% of the earth's land surface, providing renewable fuel, wood, timber, shelter, fruits, leaves, bark, roots, and are source of medicinal products in addition to benefits such as carbon sequestration, water shed protection, and habitat for 1/3 of terrestrial species. However, the genetic analysis and breeding of trees has lagged... more...