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Ecological Bulletins. Ecology of Woody Debris in Boreal Forests. Bulletin 49

  • ID: 2183565
  • Book
  • October 2001
  • Region: Global
  • 280 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Today dead trees are not only viewed upon as waste and as potential sources of pest species. Instead they have gained an increased attention as key factors for biodiversity in many ecosystems. This change in focus and concern has sparked intense research activities directed to explore the ecological role of dead trees in forest ecosystems. Focus is directed into three main areas: 1) to understand the

patterns of woody debris availability in relation to forest stand dynamics and effects of forestry, 2) the role of woody debris in nutrient and particularly carbon dynamics in forest ecosystems, and 3) the pattern and biology of the utilization of woody debris for a large number of wood–dependent species. This volume summarises the present knowledge and presents a set of case studies on the role of dead wood in boreal forests. The focus is on Fennoscandian boreal forests.

However, the results presented have a wide applicability and thus the volume may serve as a general introduction to the importance of woody debris in forest ecosystems.

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Preface: B. G. Jonsson And N. Kruys.

Forest Management, Coarse Woody Debris And Saproxylic Organisms: Fennoscandian Boreal Forests As An Example: J. Siitonen.

Fungal Community Ecology And Wood Decomposition Processes In Angiosperms: From Standing Tree To Complete Decay Of Coarse Woody Debris: L. Boddy.

Assessment Of Coarse Woody Debris – A Methodological Overview: G. Ståhl, A. Ringvall And J. Fridman.

The Coarse Woody Debris Profile: An Archive Of Recent Forest History And An Important Biodiversity Indicator: J. N. Stokland.

Are Rare Wood Decay Fungi Threatened By Inability To Spread? J. Stenlid And M. Gustafsson.

Coarse Woody Debris In The Forests Of The St. Petersburg Region, Russia: O. N. Krankina, R. F. Treyfeld, M. E. Harmon, G. Spycher And E. D. Povarov.

Logs In A Pristine Picea Abies Forest: Occurrence, Decay Stage Distribution And Spatial Pattern: T. Kuuluvainen, K. Syrjänen And R. Kalliola.

Amount And Spatial Distribution Of Standing And Downed Dead Trees In Two Areas Of Different Fire History In A Boreal Scots Pine Forest: S. Rouvinen And T. Kuuluvainen.

Coarse Woody Debris Dynamics And Stores In A Boreal Virgin Spruce Forest: E. V. Shorohova And A. A. Shorohov.

Decay Rate And Potential Storage Of Coarse Woody Debris In Leningrad Region: M. E. Tarasov And R. A. Birdsey.

Stand Structure In Semi–Natural And Managed Forests In Eastern Finland And Russian Karelia: A. Uotila, M. Maltamo, J. Uuttera And A. Isomäki.

Dynamics Of Dead Wood And Regeneration Pattern In Natural Spruce Forest In The Tatra Mountains, Poland: T. Zielonka And M. Niklasson.

Abundance And Diversity Of Small Mammals In Relation To Structural Habitat Factors: F. Ecke, O. Löfgren, B. Hörnfeldt, U. Eklund, P. Ericsson And D. Sörlin.

Substrate Associations Of Insects Breeding In Fruiting Bodies Of Wood–Decaying Fungi: M. Jonsell, G. Nordlander And B. Ehnström.

Priorities In Conservation Biology: A Comparison Between Two Polypore–Inhabiting Beetles: M. Jonsson, M. Jonsell And G. Nordlander.

Conservation Of Threatened Saproxylic Beetles: Significance Of Retained Aspen Populus Tremula On Clearcut Areas: P. Martikainen.

Richness Of Bryophyte Vegetation In Near–Natural And Managed Beech Stands: The Effects Of Management–Induced Differences In Dead Wood: P. Ódor And T. Standovár.

Coarse Woody Debris, Polyporous Fungi And Saproxylic Insects In An Old–Growth Spruce Forest In Vodlozero National Park, Russian Karelia: J. Siitonen, R. Penttilä And H. Kotiranta.

Effects Of Selective Logging On Coarse Woody Debris And Diversity Of Wood–Decaying Polypores In Eastern Finland: A.–L. Sippola, T. Lehesvirta And P. Renvall.

Edge Effects On Six Polyporous Fungi Used As Old–Growth Indicators In Swedish Boreal Forest: T. Snäll And B. G. Jonsson.

The Wood–Decaying Fungus Daldinia Loculata (Xyleriaceae) As An Indicator Of Fire–Dependent Insects: L.–O. Wikars.

Moving Towards A New Paradigm For Woody Detritus Management: M. E. Harmon.

Ecology Of Coarse Woody Debris In Boreal Forests: Future Research Directions: B. G. Jonsson And N. Kruys

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Bengt Gunnar Jonsson
Nicholas Kruys
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