Biodiversity in Dead Wood

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Nr produktu: ns-0112

W sklepie dodano: 22 września 2012


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Biodiversity in Dead Wood

 Autorzy: Jogeir N Stokland, Juha Siitonen, Bengt Gunnar Jonsson

Fossils document the existence of trees and wood-associated organisms from almost 400 million years ago, and today there are between 400,000 and 1 million wood-inhabiting species in the world. This is the first book to synthesise the natural history and conservation needs of wood-inhabiting organisms. Presenting a thorough introduction to biodiversity in decaying wood, the book studies the rich diversity of fungi, insects and vertebrates that depend upon dead wood. It describes the functional diversity of these organisms and their specific habitat requirements in terms of host trees, decay phases, tree dimensions, microhabitats and the surrounding environment. Recognising the threats posed by timber extraction and forest management, the authors also present management options for protecting and maintaining the diversity of these species in forests as well as in agricultural landscapes and urban parks.
Wood decomposition
The saproxylic food web
Other associations with dead woody material
Host tree associations
Mortality factors and decay succession
Tree size
The surrounding environment
Evolution of saproxylic organisms
Species diversity of saproxylic organisms
Natural forest dynamics
Dead wood and sustainable forest management
Population dynamics and evolutionary strategies
Threatened saproxylic species
Dead wood in agricultural and urban habitats
The value and future of saproxylic diversity

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Cambridge University Press

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15x23 cm





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