Forest Ecosystems: Management, Impact Assessment and Conservation


Deborah Elliott (Editor)

Series: Wildlife Protection, Destruction and Extinction
BISAC: NAT014000

This current book reviews and analyzes forest ecosystems. Chapter One begins with a discussion of radioactivity in forest ecosystems. Chapter Two discusses how litter chemistry has significant effects on soil biogeochemistry and looks into the relationships between litter chemistry, soil chemistry and microbial activity. Chapter Three summarizes information about short- and long-term study of the relationship between soil nematode communities as bioindicators of soil health and different types of disturbance forest soil (fallen trees, fire-damaged) and management (cleared and non-extracted windstorm plot). Chapter Four studies the organization of boreal forests in insular volcanic landscapes of the north-west Pacific. Chapter Five concludes the book with an analysis of the changes of snow moisture balance in logging areas in dark-needles forests of the Yenisei Ridge of Central Siberia. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Radiological Impact in Forest Ecosystems
J. Guillén (LARUEX, Dpt. Applied Physics, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Extremadura, Avda, Universidad, Cáceres, Spain)

Chapter 2. Litter Chemistry, Decomposition and its Effects on Soil Biogeochemistry of Forest Ecosystems
Mohammed Mahabubur Rahman, Judith Petit-Aldana, Jiro Tsukamoto, and Qiang-Sheng Wu (Brix’ N Berries, Leduc, Alberta, Canada, and others)

Chapter 3. Impact of Forest Management Practices after Windstorm and Wildfire in Spruce Forest on Soil Nematode Communities
Èerevková Andrea and Renèo Marek (Institute of Parasitology SAS, Hlinkova, Košice, Slovak Republic)

Chapter 4. Organization of Boreal Forests in Insular Volcanic Landscapes of North-West Pacific
Erland G. Kolomyts (Institute of Ecology of the Volga River Basin, Russian Academy of Sciences, Togliatti, Russia)

Chapter 5. Changes of Snow Moisture Balance in Logging Areas in Dark-Needled Forests of the Yenisei Ridge, Central Siberia
T. A. Burenina, A. N. Borisov and A. S. Shishikin (V.N. Sukachev Institute of Forest Siberian Branch, the Russian Academy of Science, Krasnoyarsk, Russia)

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