Old-Growth Forests and Coniferous Forests: Ecology, Habitat and Conservation


Ronald P. Weber (Editor)

Series: Environmental Research Advances
BISAC: SCI020000

Forest ecosystems cover around 31% of the total land area of the Earth. They represent important biodiversity and genetic resources; provide material goods, including fuelwood, commercial timber, soils, medicinal plants and others; as well as environmental services, such as cleaning air and water, sequestering carbon and maintaining biodiversity.

Old-growth forests are those developed during long periods without relevant human impact and with distinctive features in terms of forest continuity, structural heterogeneity, large volumes of standing and fallen deadwood, decaying ancient and veteran trees, and large diameter live trees. These characteristics ensure the growth and dispersal of forest-dwelling species, playing thus a vital role in the conservation of biodiversity. This book discusses the ecology, habitat and conservation of old-growth forests, as well as coniferous forests. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Ecology and Conservation of the Sensitive Lichen Lobaria pulmonaria in Mediterranean Old-growth Forests
(Brunialti Giorgioa, Frati Luisa, Ravera Sonia, TerraData srl environmentrics, Spin-off Company of the University of Siena, Monterotondo Marittimo (GR), Italy, and others)

Forecasted Changes in Growth along Different Regions of the Stem under Future Scenarios of Climate Change
(Sophan Chhin, Department of Forestry, Michigan State University, Natural Resources Building, East Lansing, MI, USA)

Predation Risk of Artificial Ground Nests in Forest Stands, Edges, Clear-cuts, and Forested Corridors as an Ecological Indicator
(Esa Huhta, Minna Eramo and Jukka Jokimäki, Natural Resources Institute, Rovaniemi, Finland, and others)

Expansion of the Juniperus Genus due to Anthropic Activity
(Ana Cano-Ortiz, José C. Piñar Fuentes, Carlos J. Pinto Gomes, Eusebio Cano, Department of Sustainability Interra. Engineering and Resources SL. Plaza España, Salamanca, Spain, and others)

Geospatial Technologies to Support Coniferous Forests Research and Conservation efforts in Mexico
(José Luis Silván Cárdenas, Nirani Corona Romero, José Mauricio Galeana Pizaña, Juan Manuel Nuñez Hernández, José Manuel Madrigal Gómez, Centro de Investigación en Geografía y Geomática “Ing. Jorge L. Tamayo”, Lomas de Padierna, Tlalpan, México)



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