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Peatland Forestry: Ecology and Principles / Edition 1

Peatland Forestry: Ecology and Principles / Edition 1

by Eero Paavilainen, Juhani PïivïnenEero Paavilainen
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The book provides a review and synthesis of boreal mire ecosystems including peat soil properties, mire hydrology, carbon and nutrient cycling, and classification of mire sites. The emphasis, however, is on peatland forests as a renewable natural resource.
The approach originated in northern Europe, because there, especially in Finland, operational scale forest drainage has a long tradition based on research aiming to maintain and increase wood production on peatlands. Whenever relevant, a closer look is also given to other countries in Europe, Canada, and the USA. The results of recent studies on different environmental effects of peatland forestry are also discussed in detail.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642081989
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 12/07/2010
Series: Ecological Studies , #111
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1995
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

1 Peat and Peatlands.- 2 Utilization of Peatlands.- 3 Bases of Peatland Forestry.- 4 Forest Drainage.- 5 Forest Fertilization.- 6 Forest Management on Peatlands.- 7 Effect of Forest Drainage and Fertilization on Wood Production Capacity.- 8 Environmental Effects of Peatland Forestry.- References.

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