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Biology and Ecology of Norway Spruce

  • Editors
  • Mark G. Tjoelker
  • Adam Boratyński
  • Władysław Bugała


  • A definitive and comprehensive synthesis of the biology and ecology of Norway spruce in a single volume

  • An essential reference for all those concerned with the ecology and management of natural and planted Norway spruce

  • Integrates classic and contemporary literature, including research and forestry practices from Central and Eastern Europe and Russia

  • Fifteen chapters authored by experts cover all aspects of the life history and ecology of the species, ranging from anatomy and morphology to taxonomy and biogeography

  • Richly illustrated and thorough descriptions of biological, physiological, and ecological processes


Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 78)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Andrzej Środoń, Kazimierz Tobolski
    Pages 1-8
  3. Tadeusz Przybylski
    Pages 9-14
  4. Władysław Bugała
    Pages 15-22
  5. Krystyna Boratyńska
    Pages 23-36
  6. Alina Hejnowicz
    Pages 49-70
  7. Stanisława Pukacka
    Pages 71-95
  8. Władysław Chałupka
    Pages 97-114
  9. Maciej Giertych
    Pages 115-155
  10. Maria L. Rudawska
    Pages 157-194
  11. Jerzy Modrzyński
    Pages 195-253
  12. Maklgorzata Mańka
    Pages 255-293
  13. Stanisław Szymański
    Pages 295-307
  14. Piotr Karolewski
    Pages 309-332
  15. Janusz Surmiński
    Pages 333-342
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 343-469

About this book


Norway spruce (Picea abies L.) is an important tree species with a remarkable natural range throughout Europe and Asia, ranging from the Balkan Peninsula to Siberia in the north and from the French Alps in the west to the Sea of Okhotsk in the east. Wherever it occurs, it is a key component of both natural and managed forests. Norway spruce is the most economically valuable conifer in Europe, producing high-quality timber and wood products.

This book presents a concise and comprehensive review of the biology, ecology, and management of Norway spruce. It integrates classic and contemporary literature (more than 2000 works cited in the text), highlighting basic research and forestry practices in central and eastern Europe. The topics include anatomy and morphology, physiology and nutrition, reproductive biology and genetics, and ecology.

In addition, it examines mycorrhiza, diseases and pests as well as silviculture and wood products. In the light of increasing threats to forest health from air pollution, climate change, and insects and disease, it provides an essential information source to those concerned with the ecology, conservation, and management of the species.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biology and Ecology of Norway Spruce
  • Editors Mark G. Tjoelker
    Adam Boratynski
    Wladyslaw Bugala
  • Series Title Forestry Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-4840-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-7209-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-4841-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 474
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Original Polish edition published by Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Poznan, Poland, 1998. Jointly published with Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Poznan, Poland
  • Topics Tree Biology
    Plant Ecology
    Plant Sciences
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