Boreal Forests and Global Change

Peer-reviewed manuscripts selected from the International Boreal Forest Research Association Conference, held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, September 25–30, 1994

  • Michael J. Apps
  • David T. Price
  • Joe Wisniewski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Forest Management and the Changing Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. Angelstam, P. Majewski, S. Bondrup-Nielsen
      Pages 3-11
    3. A. M. Furuberg Gjedtjernet
      Pages 35-41
    4. R. Lowery, E. Zabubenin
      Pages 107-113
    5. C. Hawkins, T. Letchford, M. Krasowski
      Pages 115-124
    6. M. J. Krasowski, T. Letchford, A. Caputa, W. A. Bergerud
      Pages 133-146

About these proceedings

Introduction

Boreal forests form Earth's largest terrestrial biome. They are rich in ecosystem and landscape diversity, though characterized by relatively few plant species, as compared to other forested regions. The long term viability and sustainability of boreal forests is influenced by many factors. They are subject to interruptions at intervals by large-scale natural disturbances, and increasingly by human activities. Boreal ecosystem development is typically a slow process; hence rapid changes in the global environment may invoke complex responses. Many industrial nations border, or lie within, boreal regions, deriving much of their economic wealth and culture from the forests. The response of boreal forests to changes in the global environment - whether caused by direct human activity or by indirect changes such as the anticipated changes in climate - are therefore of considerable international interest, both for their policy implications and their scientific challenges.
This book which contains almost 50 peer-reviewed papers from a world-wide group of experts assembled under the auspices of IBFRA, the International Boreal Forest Research Association, covers topics which will stimulate further research and the development of constructive policies for improved management and conservation of global boreal forest resources.

Keywords

Clearcutting atmosphere biodiversity climate development forest forest policy forestry logging photosynthesis regeneration research soil sustainability wood

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael J. Apps
    • 1
  • David T. Price
    • 1
  • Joe Wisniewski
    • 2
  1. 1.Natural Resources Canada, Northwest Region, Northern Forestry CentreCanadian Forest ServiceEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Wisniewski & Associates, Inc.Falls ChurchUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-0942-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4605-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0942-2
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