Warm-Temperate Deciduous Forests around the Northern Hemisphere

  • Elgene O. Box
  • Kazue Fujiwara

Part of the Geobotany Studies book series (GEOBOT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Elgene O. Box, Kazue Fujiwara
    Pages 1-5
  3. Elgene O. Box, Kazue Fujiwara
    Pages 7-26
  4. Kazue Fujiwara, Atsuko Harada
    Pages 27-80
  5. Tang Qian, Kazue Fujiwara, You Hai-Mei
    Pages 81-96
  6. José Carlos Costa, Tiago Monteiro-Henriques, Pedro Bingre, Dalila Espírito-Santo
    Pages 97-117
  7. Itziar García-Mijangos, Juan Antonio Campos, Idoia Biurrun, Mercedes Herrera, Javier Loidi
    Pages 119-138
  8. Camilla Wellstein, Francesco Spada
    Pages 153-163
  9. Bartolomeo Schirone, Francesco Spada, Marco Cosimo Simeone, Federico Vessella
    Pages 181-212
  10. Bartolomeo Schirone, Francesco Spada, Gianluca Piovesan, Marco Cosimo Simeone
    Pages 213-223
  11. Mark A. Blumler
    Pages 257-266
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 285-292

About this book


Warm-temperate deciduous forests are "southern", mainly oak-dominated deciduous forests, as found over the warmer southern parts of the temperate deciduous forest regions of East Asia, Europe and eastern North America. Climatic analysis has shown that these forests extend from typical temperate climates to well into the warm-temperate zone, in areas where winters are a bit too cold for the ‘zonal’ evergreen broad-leaved forests normally expected in that climatic zone. This book is the first to recognize and describe these southern deciduous forests as an alternative to the evergreen forests of the warm-temperate zone. This warm-temperate zone will become more important under global warming, since it represents the contested transition between deciduous and evergreen forests and between tropical and temperate floristic elements. This book is dedicated to the memory of Tatsuō Kira, the imaginative Japanese ecologist who first noticed and described this general zonation exception and who proposed the name warm-temperate deciduous forest.


Bioclimatic Zonation Evergreen Versus Deciduous Gebotany Forests Plants Northern Forests Shift of Forest Zones with Global Warming Warm-temperate Deciduous Forests

Editors and affiliations

  • Elgene O. Box
    • 1
  • Kazue Fujiwara
    • 2
  1. 1.Geography DepartmentUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.Yokohama City UniversityYokohamaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01260-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01261-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-2562
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-2570
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